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Valley of the river Talgar.

Sights of Northern Tien Shan.

“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Gorge sights Talgar.

The area is diverse in landscape pattern and has scientifically valuable objects. The Preserve has a museum reflecting its activities where you can see representative flora and fauna inhabiting its area. On the territory of the park there is a reserve.
Almaty reserve occupies the territory (91.6 thousand ha) in the basins of Talgar and Issyk Rivers. The Preserve is a habitat of the snow leopard and various animals including deer, eagles, wild sheep (argali) and gazelle (goitered gazelle).
Local travel agencies can help you to have all the necessary documents to be in the Preserve. One of the most popular approaches is the route crossing the Talgar Pass and TEO Pass. The recommended walking routes include the Issyk River and Akkol Lake.
A three-day route starts with the Talgar Pass and further through the Bogdanovich Glacier Moraine. Then it goes up to the Abai Pass (3810 m) northward of Abai peak (4010m) and follows by descending to the Tuyuk Su camp.
A similarly long route starts from the Talgar Pass, descends to the Left Talgar River, ascends to the Tourist River and further to the Tourist Pass (3930 m), and ends at the junction of the Mutnaya and Ozernaya Rivers and to the Large Almaty Lake.
An 18-day route to the Talgar Mountain starts from the Left Talgar River and proceeds to the Nauruksai River and TEO Pass (3600 m). It follows to the Talgar midstream through the Tustai Pass (3600m) to the Right Talgar.
Then it goes through the northeastern slope of the Right Talgar to the Metallurgist Glacier and Birkaragan Pass (3490 m) and then to the Issyk River that leads to the road. The territory has diverse landscape, has nature sites of scientific significance.
The reserve has a museum, which exhibitions reflect its activity, and also if you walk around the museum you can see the representatives of flora and fauna, which live on its territory. The reserve is the usual habitat for the snow leopard and different animals including deer, eagles, wild sheep (argali), gazelle (goitered gazelle).
Local tourist companies will help you obtain necessary documents for visiting the reserve. One of the most popular approaches is the tour through Talgar Pass and TEO Pass.

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Authority:
Stepanova Vera Ivanovna. "On Zailiysky Ala-Tau". Alma-Ata, 1976.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.