- Jalal-Abad region
- Besh-Aral reserve
The Besh-Aral State Reserve is a real find for the naturalist. This reserve is located in the south-west of the Chatkal valley, around which are the Pskem, Chandalash, Talas and Chatkal ranges, whose height varies from 1100 to 4000 m. The reserve is very large and its area is not less than 1120 square meters. km. To get to the Besh-Aral Nature Reserve, you will have to drive through Kara-Buura passes (3305 m) in Talas Ala-Too and Chapchama (2840 m) in Chatkal Ridge. In Chatkal valley there is a large Chatkal river, 144 km long. The reserve itself is full of various plants and mammals. It grows at least 1500 plant species, and 30 species of them even enter the Red Book. Arriving there you can find a lot of medicinal herbs. In this vast reserve there are 46 species of mammals and 150 species of birds. Being in the reserve you can meet boars, ibex, hares, wolves, foxes, bears, martens and even porcupines. Also in the reserve there is an endemic animal of the Western Tien Shan - the marmot Menzbir, which is listed in the Red Book.
Visit Besh-Aralsky State Reserve will be very useful and interesting to curious tourists and nature lovers, since this reserve includes a huge variety of flora and fauna of Kyrgyzstan.