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Glacier East Big Ala-Archa.

Ecological tours to national parks of Kyrgyzstan.

“The long journey was hard,
And the spring ice is hard.
Everyone wants to rest
And I want to hike."

Yuri Vizbor.

Destinations and routes in gorge Ala-Archa.

The Eastern Big Ala-Archa glacier is located in the upper reaches of the Ala-Archa gorge, east of the Western Big Ala-Archa glacier and west of the Manas glacier, 51 kilometers south and slightly west of the city of Bishkek, on the northern slope of the Kyrgyz ridge in the Alamudun region Chui region.
The glacier is separated from the Western Big Ala-Archinsky glacier by a submeridional ridge with a length of 1.5 kilometers. The sources of the glacier are located in an oval, almost closed circus with an open northern part at an altitude of 4197.2 meters above sea level.
The glacier is 6 kilometers long, the open part of the glacier is 2.5 kilometers, the rest of the glacier is under the moraine. The headwaters of the Ala-Archa River begin from the lingual part of the glacier. The tongue of the glacier is located at an altitude of 3128 meters above sea level.
The open area of ​​the glacier is 1.65 square kilometers. 170 meters below the open part of the glacier, at an altitude of 3476 meters, there is a moraine lake 55 meters long from south-east to north-west.
Geographic coordinates of the Eastern Big Ala-Archa glacier: N42 ° 25'52.49 "E74 ° 27'56.29"

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.