The length of this mountain range is approximately four hundred kilometers and belongs to Kyrgizstan. Highest chain point considered at an altitude more than five thousand meters above ocean level. On southern slope famous Lake Issyk-Kul. Kyrgyzstan tour operators note that ridge was formed where Tethys inland Sea used to be. In ancient times there were numerous sedimentary rocks. Mountains process formation attributed to thas period. According geologists, ridge formating procession continues to present day.
About local terrain features
Scientists say, this area characterizes asymmetry. So, on southernly escarpment landscape stretches gentle and short. Whereas on northern slope there’s a large expansion. Ground holes indicate that there hidden glacier. They contribute to territory unique color creation. Also, relief consists of snowy peaks, wild forests, sand cliffs and other natural formations.