Rivers or stream channels

Most of the rivers of Kyrgyzstan are formed in the mountains, receiving most of the food due to the melting of glaciers and snowfields, to a lesser extent from precipitation and groundwater. River regimes are determined by the height of the catchment areas, their orientation, and the degree of moisture. The following types of rivers are conditionally distinguished:

Rivers of glacial-snow nutrition. These include most of the rivers in the basins of the Chu River, Lake. Issyk-Kul, Tarim River, Kyzyl-Suu River (Amu-Darya River basin), Talas River, upper Naryn River, Ferghana Valley rivers flowing from the northern slopes of the Alai and Turkestan ranges. These are highland rivers with a weighted average catchment height of more than 2.7 km. The flood on them covers the warm part of the year from April to October. The greatest expenses are observed in July-August - the period of the greatest intensity of melting of glaciers and high-altitude snow. You can organize tours close to this time. Remember about our car rent service.

Rivers of snow-glacial nutrition. These include most of the rivers in the basin of the Chatkal river-At-Bashi, R. Suusamyr, R. Kekemeren river in the middle reaches of the river Naryn (Alabuga), river in the Fergana valley, the river of Tyup, Jyrgalan in the basin of lake Issyk-Kul. These are mid-mountain rivers with a weighted catchment height of 1.5-2.7 km. The flood covers the period from March to September. The maximum expenditure is observed during the period of intense melting in May-June, and sometimes in the summer tours after heavy rains.

Snow-fed rivers. These include the rivers Kek-Art, Yassy, Changet, Tentek-Sai, Zerger, Donguz-Too (among the rivers of the Ferghana Valley). These are low-mountain rivers with a weighted average catchment height of up to 1.5 km. The flood begins intensively during the spring snowmelt from March.  Book a car rent and start your tour!