Jety Oguz gorge

Month of the year to visit: from May to October
Djeti-Oguz gorge and the Kok-Zhayyk Jailoo are located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. The name "Djeti-Oguz" translates to "Seven Bulls" in Kyrgyz and refers to a series of red sandstone cliffs that resemble giant bulls. The magnificent peak of Oguz Bashi, also known as "Bull's Head," with a height of 5170 meters, stands at the end of the gorge.
Not far from there, a massive piece of rock with an impressive crack is known as the "Broken Heart."
The path along the river leads to the Kok-Zhayyk Jailoo, which translates to "green meadow." From this point, hiking routes to the waterfall begin. There are also opportunities to stay overnight in traditional nomadic yurts.

The location attracts a large number of tourists due to:

  • The beneficial mountain air
  • Dense forests of Tien Shan spruces
  • Vast fields of colorful flowers
  • The gushing river with mountain trout
  • The picturesque "Maiden Braids" waterfall, where the most secret dreams of girls are said to come true
  • Mysterious caves
  • The purity of streams
  • Captivating views
  • The hospitality of the nomadic yurts

In the gorge, there is a sanatorium that has been operating since Soviet times at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. It is known for its hot hydrogen sulfide and radon springs, as well as effective treatments for rheumatism, asthma, nervous and gastric diseases, and other conditions.


The location is suitable for visitors of all kinds, as it offers basic tourist infrastructure, including:

  • Main asphalt and gravel roads (appreciated by car, motorcycle, and mountain bike enthusiasts)
  • Spacious parking areas
  • Areas for team games
  • Abundance of authentic yurts
  • Picnic spots
  • Well-marked trails into the gorge
  • Horseback riding opportunities
  • Scenic viewpoints
  • Ample opportunities for photography

Several hiking, horseback riding, and mountaineering routes start from this gorge, making it an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Kegety Gorge is a wonderful place near the capital of Kyrgyzstan at an altitude of 4000 m above sea level. Not a classic gorge is appreciated by tourists for its spaciousness - wide and long, about 27 km.

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