Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Would you like to visit mountains that remained unconquered up to the invention of the airplane? The Tien Shan mountain is an endless region that lies between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyistan and China. Many of its peaks have never been explored till now.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

The vast and unknown valleys are populated only by flocks of sheep and shepherds on horseback.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Lake Issyk Kul.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

On the way to the mountains.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

The fir-trees that are 40-50 meters long are situated along the Karkar river at the border with Kazakhstan.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Nomands tents are located next to the grass-land.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

At 3354 meters above the sea level.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

This frontier guard station is abandoned now.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

It is difficult to climb the mountains located 3000 meters above the sea level.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

It’s cold inside the gut.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

This frontier guard station is acting.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

The road has existed since Soviet times. Its condition is not that bad in spite of the fact it has never been repaired much.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

The weather is getting worse.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

2800 meters above the sea level.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Let’s see how the car can cope with all the water around.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Numerous waterfalls.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

The ground is covered with moraine. Ice under it is gray and dirty.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Khan Tengri, the second-highest mountain in the Tian Shan (7010 m).

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Nansen peak.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Local horse-breeders.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of KirgiziaThe inhabitants of Tien Shan are different from both the Russians and the Chinese and came under the dominion of these two powerful nations only recently.

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia

Location: Tien-Shan

via nub1an

14 thoughts on “Touching The Sky Of Kirgizia”

  1. These pictures remind me so much of why I love living here in Colorado. Kyrgyzstan has much higher peaks than we have.

    • Why so many thumbs down? Doesn’t Pięknie mean Beautiful or something like that in Polish? Correct me if I’m wrong

  2. Wow! that’s just beautiful – thanks to ER and especially nub1an(?) for his/her intrepid exploits – that’s one dedicated photo-documentary 🙂

  3. Nice landscapes. That show us that remote location still remain untouched by “civilization”. I’m wondering for how long time…

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