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Kyrgyz Khan Tengri

During tours in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to see various picturesque places and one of the most interesting ones is peak Khan Tengri. While travelling on rented cars in the Issyk Kul region you can notice the peak located right on the border with Kazakhstan. The peak is said to be 6995m above sea level. But recently some travelers were making their tour and said that the peak is 7010m above sea level. This information is not reliable one.

During your tour in Kyrgyzstan you can make a notice of the fact that the peak was under the investigation of the P. Semyenov Tianshansky. But he made a mistake in identifying the peak and both peaks - Khan Tengri and Pobeda - had the name of Khan Tengro during various periods of time.

It is possible to make a notice of the idea that the name of the mountain means Blood Mountain in the translation from the local name Kan Tau. We can explain it by two versions - or due to red color of sunset or due to the great amount of deaths.

We would like to inform you before you start to take a car for rent to travel in Kyrgyzstan that now it is easy and non-problematic to start tours though during the Soviet Union only local citizens could hardly get the allowance to reach the mountains.

There have been made a great amount of attempts of mounting the top. In 1931 the team from Ukraine reached as the first one. During tours in Kyrgyzstan along the peak you have an opportunity to make a witnetss of the Enilchek Glacier and the mysterious Merzbacher lakes. As for the valleys, you can meet valley of the Karkara river to the high mountain valley of the Sary Zhaz river.