Arslanbob

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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Путешествие к озеру Сон-Куль / Trip to Son-Kul lake

Car trip around Kyrgyzstan - Sary-Chelek, Arslanbob, Son-Kul

Duration: 10 Days
Season: Summer, Autumn

In this car tour you will see beautiful mountain landscapes, meet families of local residents; in their houses you can learn a lot about the culture and life of the Kyrgyz people. You can spend a couple of nights in real Kyrgyz yurts, taste Kyrgyz cuisine, watch a master…

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720021, Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Lineinaya str. 1a