SARY CHELEK NATURE RESERVE
Sary Chelek nature reserve is located in the
west of the country in the valley of Chatkalskiy range in the Hodja-Ata river
basin where apple woods meet wallnut forest. Highest mountain ranges and blossoming
valleys, high windshaped cliffs and rushing rivers, green woods and sky-blue
lakes, green-grass fields and ice-shining summits, swamps and dry steppes
- everything is represented on a small territory - a kingdom of majestic beauty.
Flora of the reserve is represented by more then
a thousand species. Sary Chelek gives a home to about 160 species of birds
and 34 sorts of mumbles among which snow leopard, centralasian lynx, tien-shan
brown bear, golden eagle that are protected by international red book.
Plateu located on subalpine level of reserve
is a monument of ancient ecological disaster. Natural dam covering 15 sq km
locking lake Sary Chelek a result of collapse of two mountain ridges. Rock
slides blocked the river forming lake Sary Chelek. Lake apperaed to be 7,5
km long and 240 meters deep.
Beautiful summit "Mustor" of 4200 meters
in hight, always covered by snow is rising over Sary Chelek.
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