The Tosor Gorge

The Tosor Gorge

The Tosor Gorge is an alpine gorge on the Terskey-Ata-Too ridge, located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul near the village of the same name Tosor. This gorge is primarily known for its pass (3900 meters) leading to the Kichi-Naryn valley and the Naryn region. Also through it you can reach the hot springs of Dzhyluu-Suu and Lake Teshik-Kul.

(Best time of visiting: May-September)

The Tosor Gorge

There is something to see in the Tosor Gorge, in addition to the pass. The gorge has a very remarkable relief: its lower part narrows very sharply and in places the road is very close to the river. This part of Tosor is full of sea buckthorn and other green vegetation. This picture lasts about 5 kilometers, after which the road as narrowed as possible goes into a rather wide mountain valley through the picturesque rocky gates, which are adjacent to each other almost closely. There are three roads from here: the road to the right leads to the village of Bokonbaevo along a beautiful mountain road, past the village of Kadji-Saz and a small pass. The road to the left is very short and leads to the local forestry. The road is directly sharply defined and goes up to the pass. At an altitude of about 3,000 meters there is another bend leading to the neighboring Tamga Gorge.

The Tosor Gorge

The Tosor Gorge is located near the village of the same name Tosor. The turn there is located about 120 km of the Balykchi-Karakol highway on the southern coast of Issyk-Kul. Driving by car inside the gorge is difficult: the road is poor, in the lower part of the gorge abounds with sand and small stones, in the middle of the road there are large gaps that impede movement. The upper part of the gorge is very rocky, the take-off from the north side is a small moraine. Therefore, it is recommended to move to the gorge exclusively on a car prepared for off-road driving, with an experienced driver behind the wheel.

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