Alpinism is a very popular kind of sport for mountain country as a lot of alpinists try to travel in Kyrgyzstan. Every year many mountaineers and trekkers visit Kyrgyzstan looking for new feelings and emotions. Kyrgyzstan Mountains are known all over the glove with attractive and overwhelming views. Long time ago, during Soviet Union, officials and prosperous people were allowed to top peaks and ever travel in Kyrgyzstan. Guests and ordinary residents setting off for a tour in Kyrgyzstan didn't have such opportunities, though Soviet mountaineers were struggling to get permissions for expeditions. And today there are no such restrictions but some of them still exist in border zones and may be sometimes not easy to make tours in Kyrgyzstan. Time spent in mountains of Kyrgyzstan can worse due to weather conditions leading risks of avalanches. Be prepared before starting your tours in Kyrgyzstan.
Main residents of mountains are animals and the famous one is the Snow Leopard. There is the award with the same name that is given to those who manage to summit all five peaks of the range some of which are in Kyrgyzstan. These peaks may be visited in the course of tours in Kyrgyzstan. These peaks are estimated to be about 7, 000 meters high. Five peaks are located in different countries: 2 are in picturesque Kyrgyzstan, 2 are in Tajikistan. In whole in former Soviet Union about 600 climbers successfully topped the summit. They used to be fond of tours in Kyrgyzstan. That is why they got the award for their travelling in Kyrgyzstan.