Khan Tengri

Being in Kyrgyzstan at the border with Kazakhstan you will see the Peak Khan Tengri. It is located in the Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan and very often is said to be "Prince of Spirits" or "Ruler of the Sky". The peak first was considered to be 6995 m above sea level but in accordance with new researches it is 7010 m above sea level.

The peak was confused by Semyenov Tianshansky. He thought Peak Pobeda was Khan Tengri that led to both named as Khan Tengri. Semyenov Tianshansky appeared in the region of the peak in 1857 and there is a thought he did it first. Locals name the peak Kan Tau (Blood Mountain). The reason to it may be red sunset that may be seen in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan or it symbolizes number of died climbers. The first managed climbing was made during tour in Kyrgyzstan by the team from Ukraine in 1931.

Now it is possible to make tours and expeditions in mountains of the country with an aim to vault tops. During the Soviet Period it was prohibited to pass. Locals and foreigners needed permissions to vault the top, such regulations were in power up to 1989. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you have an opportunity to visit territories of mountains to make photos against breath-taking background.

As for peculiar features of Khan Tengri, there is Enilchek Glacier and mysterious Merzbacher lake at the bottom of the mountain. The lake is mysterious as it disappears and appears every summer with breaking of ice. The division Ak Togue is the pass of the range Terskey Ala Too that is going near Tien Shan fir forests, amazing valleys and river Karkara up to valley of the river Sary Zhaz.

Kyrgyzstan is a great option for mountain-lovers. Amateurs have an opportunity to visit mountains of Kyrgyzstan to enjoy the beauties of the territory. Professionals usually visit Kyrgyzstan to vault tops of mountains    


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