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Alamedin gorge.

Tours in gorges of Kyrgyz Ala-Too.

"Your peak is proud, adamant,
Above her there is only blue and silence,
Your pillars are steep slopes.
You will not kneel before anyone"

Lodongiin Tudev (Mongolian poet), translated by Y. Belinsky.

Tours in Alamedin gorge.

The Alamedin gorge is located on the northern slope, in the central, highest part of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too ridge, 30 kilometers to the east, from the city of Bishkek. This is one of the longest gorges from south to north, with a length of about 50 kilometers.
Steep rocky-talus slopes, magnificent, dense juniper forest and snow-ice peaks towering over the valley up to 4900 meters above sea level cannot leave nature lovers indifferent. The Alamedin River flows along the gorge, which originates on the ice slopes of the upper part of the gorge.
In the middle part of the gorge there is a resort "Teplyi Kluchi" where hot radon springs are used to treat various diseases. For an additional fee, swimming in the pool with radon water. The most popular area is the Salyk glacier, where, like Ala-Archinsky Ak-Say, there are walls up to 1000 meters above sea level and excellent opportunities for climbing.
About 30 routes have been covered here, from the simplest to the most difficult. In addition, there are opportunities for new routes. Areas of other glaciers of the Alamedin, such as Altyn-Tor and Tuyuk-Tor, are much less popular exceeding heights here up to 500 meters, routes are easy and medium difficulty, there are many opportunities for passing new routes.
The approaches from the end of the road at Alamedin are longer than in Ala-Archa. The way to Salyk takes 6 - 8, and to Altyn-Tor and Tuyuk-Tor takes 7 - 9 hours. The thermal springs of Alamedin are located on the left bank of the river, about eight kilometers above the "Wolf Gate".
Behind the village of Koi-Tash, the hills of the second stalls begin. The road bends around them on the right and again goes southward over the high bank of the Alamedin River. About three kilometers from the village, the river passes through the "Wolf's Gate".
Within the limits of the "gate" one must cross the stone blockage to the left geographical bank of the river and follow the paths on this bank all the way to the keys. The paths are ancient, well cut, and it is impossible to go astray.
The springs are small pits in rocky ground and are located right next to the river in front of a large rocky canyon.

 Issyk-Kul. Naryn "encyclopedia, Frunze, 1991." Kyrgyzstan ", publishing house" Mysl ", Moscow, 1977. 1966. Bernshtam A.N. "Historical and archaeological sketches of the Central Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai".

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.