(Trekking along the Turkestan ridge)
One of the most popular destinations for fans of mountain tourism and mountaineering is the Turkestan Range, located in Batken Region. The exploration of this area began in the early 90s.
The Turkestan mountain range is quite interesting and unusual. It is one of the main ranges of the Pamir-Alai mountain system. This area resembles South American Patagonia by the same wilderness and strong winds blow. Mountain streams fall from the slopes and carry crystal clear water, alpine meadows, peacefully grazing herds of yaks, glaciers surrounded by peaks over 5,000 meters - this remote and poorly known area is the best place to recuperate after the city rush.
But still, there is one significant advantage of the Asian mountains over the South American counterpart - stable and warm weather. Mountain paths that go above precipices, wilderness, panoramic views of the canyons topped with snow-white peaks - all this is amazing. The highest peaks that rise above gorges are Pyramidal (5,509 m), which is the highest point of the Turkestan Range, Peak Ak-Suu (5,355 m), Peak Slesova (4,240 m). When you see the beauty of this area, you will get long term unforgettable impressions!