Kyrgyz Rivers

During tours in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to travel on cars for rent and notice that there are a lot of rivers in the country. Mountain location gives possibilities for the country to have 40 000  rivers  and  streams with them to have a draining capacity of 47   km3. Rivers and streams in Kyrgyzstan are estimated to be 150,000 km long in a whole. Rivers and streams have their source in glaciers and rainfalls.

Rivers in the past were the main mean of transportation, rafting and canoeing. For now it is possible to do rafting in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan rent a car as it is one of the most adrenaline activities. Rafting may be done along the river Naryn of 535km. This river is known to be from the very ancient times.

Naryn river is divided into Big and Little rivers that are located above Naryn city in Kyrgyzstan. Waters of At Bashi and Kekemeren are going into the Toktogul reservoir, Fergana valley, Syr Daria and then the Aral Sea.  For now we identify the Aral Sea to face problematic situation as it is in the process of drying up by the cotton farming of Uzbekistan. At the downstream of the river there is Toktogul reservoir that powers hydroelectric power generation.

Talas river is famous for its history, when in 751 there were sufferings and defeat of the Chinese from the west. This defeat let people know all secrets of silk and paper production. The Naryn region in Kyrgyzstan is rich on other rivers: Chui river is located in the east of the Kyrgyz Range, passing the Boom Gorge, Chui valley, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and going to deserts of Kazakhstan. River Sary Jaz is formed from the range Khan Tengri. During tours in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to visit Chatkal river in the west of Tien Shan mountain with it flowing into distant valley and then in Uzbekistan. The Chandalash range is the formation of 120km mountain ranges and river. Long time ago it was possible to raft down it right to Uzbekistan. Now it is impossible to make a tour in Kyrgyzstan with rafting along the river to Uzbekistan as border control and visa control is severely.

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