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Sary-Djaz ridge.

Trekkings in Sary-Djaz mountains.

«A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature»

Henry David Thoreau.

The jeep tours in the ridge of Sary-Djaz.

The ridge (from the Kyrgyz language "Sary-Djaz" is translated "Yellow Spring") is a mountain range located in the east of Kyrgyzstan in the Issyk-Kul region, 50 kilometers east of the city of Karakol. The Sary-Djaz ridge is located in the mountains of the Central Tien-Shan, between the Sary-Djaz River and its left tributary, the Engilchek River.
It adjoins the Meridional ridge in the area of ​​the Marble Wall peak, 6146 meters above sea level. The Sary-Djaz ridge stretches in an arc, with a length of about 113 kilometers, width - up to 16 kilometers.
The average height is 4370 meters above sea level, the highest point is Semyonov Peak 5816 meters above sea level.
The height of the ridge in the western part is up to 4799 meters above sea level, in the eastern part - up to 5790 meters above sea level - Bayankol peak.The ridge has more than 20 peaks over 5000 meters above sea level. From Ignatiev Peak, 5488 meters above sea level, to the west, there is a spur Adyr-Ter, about 50 kilometers long, up to 4550 meters above sea level.
In the north, the Katta-Ashuu-Ter cofferdam connects the Sary-Djaz ridge with the Terskey-Ala-Too ridge. The continuation of Sary-Jaz is the Kyoluu-Too and Ak-Shyirak ranges. The northern slopes are dissected by tributaries of the Sary-Dzhaz river into spurs 10 - 15 kilometers long, the southern slopes fall steeply into the Engilchek river valley.
The Semyonov and Mushketov glaciers are located on the northern slope of the Sary-Djaz ridge, and the Northern Inylchek glacier at the bottom of the southern slope. In the ridge part there are small glaciers. The Tez pass is used to drive flocks of sheep.
The total area of ​​glaciation is more than 525 square kilometers, over 300 glaciers, on the northern slope of the ridge are located - the Semyonov and Mushketov glaciers - the sources of the Sary-Djaz river.
On the southern slopes there are over 20 short tributaries of the North Engilchek glacier and about 20 independent glaciers.
On the slopes there are high-mountainous steppes and tundra, there are small tracts of forests of the Tien-Shan spruce. About 40 passes are known in the Sary-Djaz ridge and the Adyr-Ter spur. From the ridge of the Sary-Djaz ridge, a panorama of the Khan-Tengri peak, 6995 meters above sea level, opens, at the confluence of the North and South Engilchek glaciers there is a high-mountain lake Mertsbakher.
The Sary-Djaz mountain range is composed of metamorphic schists, granites, and marble limestones.
Perennial frozen rocks are widespread from 3000 meters above sea level. 

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Big Soviet encyclopedia.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.