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The name ‘Sary-Chelek’ is understood primarily as 7 lakes located in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Reserve. This very beautiful place is located in the Jalal-Abad region, 550 km from Bishkek. The road is very picturesque, passes through 3 gorges, 4 tunnels, about 3 reservoirs, near 5 rivers. The largest tunnel is Tuya-Ashuu, located at an altitude of 3200m above sea level,
It has a length of 2.5 km. The largest (and the most beautiful and powerful) is the Naryn River. Entrance and entry to the reserve fee. At the very beginning of the reserve, 3.4 km from the entrance gate, there is the village of Arkit (1250m above sea level), where you can rent hotel rooms, visit the museum of the reserve. From the village of Arkit to Sary-Chelek, the largest lake - 14km. This lake is located at an altitude of 1878m. Its length is 6.2 km and the maximum width is 2.6 km. The second largest lake is Kyla-Kel. Then Yiri-Kel, Aram-Kel, Bakaly-Kel, Tuyuk-Kel and Bakaly-Kel. On the way back you can see the amazing Pillars of Kara-Dzhigach, which are located 23 km from the gates of the reserve. This amazing natural monument is located on the other side of the river, so access there is difficult. And about 20km before reaching Tash-Komur, there is a tall sculpture called “Tash-Komur Dev”, or Chochok-Tash. Locals use this sculpture for family rituals.