Walnut forest of Arslanbob - Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan

Walnut forest of Arslanbob - Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan. Arslanbob is a large walnut forest located in the mountains of the Jalal-Abad region on the Fergana and Chatkal ridges, at an altitude of 1700 meters. Arslanbob is the largest walnut forest in the world and belongs to the protected areas of Kyrgyzstan.

Arslanbob is a natural forest that arose in ancient times. Some scientists claim that its age may exceed 50 million years. Its area is about 700,000 hectares and on this vast territory there are numerous walnut trees, pistachios, almonds, cherry plums, pears and many other trees are grown (about 130 plant species). Some walnut trees age over a thousand years and each of them brings from 150 to 400 kilograms of nuts each year.

In addition to the forest itself, this area has other attractions. There are several waterfalls here: the Big Arslanbob waterfall with the height of 80 meters and the small Arslanbob waterfall with the height of 35 meters. On the territory of the reserve there are several lakes. The sacred lake is the lake Kel-Mazar.

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  • Terrain features

    • Rivers
    • Waterfalls
    • Mountains
    • Snow peaks
    • Alpine meadows
    • Walnut woods
    • Endemic plants
    • Forest
    • Panoramic view
  • Wildlife
    • Mountain goats
    • Marmots
    • Birds
    • Predator birds
    • Rodents
    • Hares
    • Snakes
    • Boars
    • Brown bears
    • Wolves
    • Foxes

Available trips in this area

Ски тур в Арсланбобе

Skiing in Arslanbob - Skitouring guided group

Duration: 8 Days
Season: Winter

Arslanbob is not that popular skiing place yet. You can ski during the whole day and you will not meet up tourists. Warm southern area with long sunny days. Hospitable locals, national flavor, oriental cuisine will not leave you indifferent.

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Катание на лыжах в Киргизии / Skiing in Kyrgyzstan

Ski touring in Suusamyr, Arslanbob, Alai valley - Ski adventures in Kyrgyzstan

Duration: 14 Days
Season: Winter

Ski-touring in Kyrgyzstan in 3 different areas: Suusamyr valley, Arslanbob, Alai valley. This combined tour will let you see different destinations and test different slopes. Also, if some destination will not provide enough snow, we can have it in other places. You will…

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Тюльпан в горах Киргизии / Tulip in Kyrgyz Mountains

Spring tour to Kyrgyzstan - Tulips Of The Tien Shan

Duration: 14 Days
Season: Summer, Autumn

Life of a tulip can be compared with human life: wild flower requires from 12 to 15 years to gain traction for flowering, then it blooms for several decades, and then the bulb fades away; at this point there is disruption in blooming. In total the whole life of a tulip goes…

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