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Glaciers


Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will give you chance to get inspiration from glaciers. In the course of a tour you will be impressed by the glaciers which never melt at the highest altitudes. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you are going to see sheets of ice above glaciers. Ice sheets form U-shaped valleys and streams as well as debris (moraine). We will be glad if you visit glaciers in your tours in Kyrgyzstan!

In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will see them moving at a rate of between 3 and 40 cm a day. In general, it depends on size. The edges of glaciers are covered with snow and you may find. Tours in Kyrgyzstan will inspire you by their distance of 8100 square km. Snow cover about 30% of the total land area of the Kyrgyz Republic as well as glaciers itself cover about 4% of the surface area of the country.

We recommend you to visit Enilchek Glacier in your tours in Kyrgyzstan! It consists two branches as Northern and Southern in the Peak Pobeda/Khan Tengri massif in the Eastern Tien Shan.

You can easily reach some glaciers when you travel in Kyrgyzstan. They are the Ak-Sai and Adygene in Ala Archa National Park. Togethers, all glaciers contain 580 billion cubic meters of water. It is enough to cover the whole of Kyrgyzstan to a depth of 3m.