Tien Shan fir,
lake Kutman-Kol in the distr. Baubash-Ata
canyon of the river Chon-Kerey,
Kerey pass, 3540 m, 1A CD
Baubash-Ata pass panorama from its eastern side
of Fergana ridge.
Baubash-Ata Ridge is in the northwestern
part of Fergana Ridge. Despite of the not long territory (about 30 km), it concentrated
a huge "bouquet" worth attention and admiration natural masterpieces.
Veber peak can be easily called
the third peak of Western Tien Shan after Chatkal peak (4503) and the Manas
peak (4482). In the health resort "Arlenbob" there are a great number of rest
and tourist institutions: a health resort and a tourist base, boardinghouses,
children camps, sanatoriums. It is really a "paradise place". To compare with
foothill of Fergana valley winter with high snow cover is warmer and summer
on 10 degrees cooler here.
It is irrefutable, the leaders are
two the most picturesque waterfalls told in legends and making use of great
popularity among tourists.
Well-going paths are made to waterfalls.
The Great Arslanbobsky waterfall
which is 6 km from Arslanbap aul (a village in the Caucasus and Central Asia),
is falling from 80-metres height among rocks hidden in spots of bright vegetation.
In the beginning of 80ths years there was even made a series
of badges with its symbolic. The Maly waterfall, height 30 m, hidden in a deep
vegetation of trees and bushes is not less interesting. The crack of Maly waterfall
is turned to the sun. The rainbow is sparkling and playing in water splashes.
Baubash-Ata is a mountainous massif
which is rising as a huge giant over the health resort "Arslan-bob", its the
highest point- the peak Vebera (4427m) is distinguished on the blue sky background.
It is known only the one route 2A DC along the western crest which is evidently
less complicated. The author of the text don't have anything information about
other built routes, but by visible survey from all sides was found more than
10 routes from 2B to 5A DC that says about district wealth possibilities not
only in tourism but in mountaineering. Despite of the southern exposition of
slopes turned to the Fergana valley, in the before-peaks lobbies of the town
Veber can be found snowflakes even in the end of summer.
Brushwood of relic nuts- fruit
forest, by a miracle to us from the deepness of thousands of years, are based
on 1200-2000 m. height and occupy the area of 700 sq.km. On the northern slopes
of the ridge you can often meet Tien Shan fir-tree. In alpine zone it strikes
the abundance of various flowers, stretching mountainous slopes by solid
cover. There is a mountainous onion almost everywhere.
On the back side of Baubash-Ata massif,
in the valley of the river Chon-Kerey, in the surrounding of Arch forest cozy
hidden a small, but wonderful lake Kutman-Kel, from past attracting masses of
pilgrims from all region, including even the famous Arelanbob by its crystal clean
water. Here was built the bazaar and a line of houses.
The lake Ledovoye (length
1.5 km), justifying its name as in summer months there was marked the presence
of swimming icebergs taking theirs birth on shores of the lake by the split of
lakeside snowbergs keeping during almost all summer season, is upper.
In 2 km. higher the lake
Ledovoye, the river Chon-Kerey is breaking away from gorges of Chon-Kereysky canyon.
During almost a year was always full of snow holdup lightening the possibility
of its inspection.
From northeastern side
of Isfanjailyau staying near Baubash-Ata ridge, on the height of 1900
m spread out the lake Kara-Su. Here are found osman and marinka
fish. Fishing is popular here. It is surrounded by huge rocks with luxuriant vegetation.
Till the lake the road is built. The lake length is 7km, width- 3km, deepness
on some springs -till 200 m.
Higher, along the gorge of the river Kara-Su on the height
of 2300m there is another lake called Kapka-Tash.
In the gorge of the river
Vostochny Kerey there is the only investigated cave. The region needs more thorough
speleological survey which will result to new boons in carst region with lots
Baubash-Ata ridge not important
glaciering is unique by its presence and add the original coloring to this region.
As in other world mountainous regions glaciers of Baubash-Ata ridge retreat and
catastrophic diminish in theirs tiny sizes.
has a wide river network. This is a basin of rivers Kara-Unkur, Kaindy, Kara-Su,
Because of almost
all absence of the information about Baubash-Ata, and continuos approaches have
made a sign on its tourist visitings, especially at the last time. As local shepherds
shepherding flocks of sheep on mountainous slopes say they meet tourist
very seldom now, and some of them confirm they have never seen them. So it is
not a surprise if on a peak or on a pass you will find a note of 10 years and
more remoteness, many passes and peaks with icy composure are waiting its first-passers.
available and often used as by tourists as by local inhabitants passes
are: Kerey 3540 m. (1A), Keikol 3140 m. (0), Gumishbel 3380 m. (1A),
Retranslator 3200 m. (1A), Kam Bolshoy 3600 m. (1A).
several passes and saddles rarely visited by tourists are: Aliampasy 3220
m. (1B), Olimpiysky 3580 m. (1B), Kam Maly 3400 m. (2A), Bely
3860 m. (2A), Kigikerey 3860 m. (2A), Zerkalny 3900 m. (2A), Ohotnikov
3900 m. (2A), Eastern shoulder of Baubash-Ata 4100 m. (3A).
Approach ways often go through the town Jalal-Abad and then through the
settlement Bazar-Kurgan or the settlement Kara-Kul which belong to Osh
We wish goodluck in visiting and further exploration of this unforgettable
and really unique place of Kirgizia.
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