The Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve is located between the Chatkal and At Oynok Mountain Ranges and is part of UNESCO’s international organization of nature reserves. The Sary Chelek Reserve was founded in 1959 and spreads out over 23.9 square kilometers.

Sary Chelek Biosphere Reserve

It contains Kyrgyzstan’s 3rd largest lake, Lake Sary Chelek, as well as walnut forests, apple and pear orchards, and breathtaking mountain landscapes.

Lake Sary Chelek is the focal point of the reserve and is the most visited feature in the area.  It stretches out over 5 square kilometers and is 246 meters at its deepest point.  Its name actually means “yellow bowl.”  In autumn, the vibrant yellow and burnt orange leaves reflect off the water to create a golden glow emanating from its surface. 

Besides Lake Sary Chelek, there are 6 other lakes in the reserve and numerous rivers.  Temperatures in the reserve aren’t prone to extreme swings.  Summers are pleasant and the winter brings little snow. Wildlife in the reserve includes 157 bird species, various deer, ibex, wild boars and porcupines. 

Tours, where you will visit Sary Chelek Biosphere Reserve:
19 days

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Price from 2111 USD to 2793 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 2111 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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14 days

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Kyrgyzstan is simply stunning. So many parts are barely explored, cataloged, and photographed. On this trip you will visit some of the hardest to get to and least touched parts of Kyrgyzstan ...

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Price from 2000 USD to 2300 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 2000 USD per person is available for groups of 5 people.
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Holiday Excursions to Kyrgyzstan silk road: 9 days

This 9-day trip culminates in a visit to the stunning alpine lake Sary Chelek. Lake Sary Chelek is located in a remote biosphere reserve that also houses 6 other lakes as well as unique wild ...

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Price from 1320 USD to 1620 USD per person (the price depends on a group size). The price 1320 USD per person is available for groups of 6 people.
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13 days

Asian Holidays in Kyrgyzstan silk road: 13 days

This Kyrgyzstan tourism packages has everything needed for a true off-roading games! Enjoy Kyrgyzstan’s pristine natural beauty by visiting alpine lakes (Lake Song Kul and Lake Sary Chelek), ...

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The price depends on a group size. The price 3224 USD per person is available for groups of 4 people.
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