Kegety gorge

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Kegety gorge
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Kegety gorge
Country: Flag of Kyrgyzstan.png Kyrgyzstan
Region: Chui region
Mountain range: Kyrgyz range
Coordinates: Latitude: 42°35′59″
Longitude: 75°8′14″
Length: ≈ 27 km.
Waterfall: Kegety waterfall
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Kegety gorge on Kyrgyzstan map
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Kegety Gorge - a gorge located in Kyrgyzstan, 18 km. south of Tokmok city or 50 km. east of the capital of the republic Bishkek city. The gorge is part of the mountain system of the Kyrgyz Range. There is a self-titled river flows in the valley. There are two Kegety water falls in the gorge - One located in the beginning of the valley and other one located deep in the gorge.

Gorge geography

The gorge is located in Kyrgyzstan, Chuy region 18 km. to the South of Tokmok and 50 km. to the east of the capital city - Bishkek. The gorge is part of the Kyrgyz Range from its northern sides of the mountain system. The maximum height of the gorge at the source of the Kegety river is 3150 meters above sea level, and at the entrance to the gorge 1250 meters, so the total height difference is approximately 900 meters. The length of Kegety Gorge is about 27 km.

Kegety valley consists of the three gorges:

  • Main Kegety gorge
  • At-Jailoo
  • Kyol-Tor

Along the main Kegety gorge flows Kegety river. You should be aware that there is a small high-mountain lake - Kel-Tor located on the eastern slopes of the gorge at altitude of 2721 meters above the sea level. You can reached on foot during the day. Keep in mind that there are two magnificent waterfalls along the way to the gorge - one located at the beginning of the gorge and the second one in the depths of the valley.

Gorge tours

A tour along the gorge is very diverse - there are many different, colorful places that you can visit. It will take about 2-3 days to visit all the most interesting places in the valley.

Along the main path there are two Kegety waterfalls. The first one located at the beginning of the valley and second one is located deep in the gorge, so you need more time (about two hours walk) to get there.

You can also choose additional paths: towards the At-Jailoo gorge or towards the area called Kel-Tor, There is colorful, mountain lake there.

How to get to the gorge

Gorge photo gallery

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