It is estimated to be more than 40 000 rivers and streams in Kyrgyzstan with a roughly 150, 000 km and draining some 47 km3 of water a year. Meltwater is one of the sources of water from glaciers and snow melting, and rain falls at one fifth of the water flow in Kyrgyzstan.
Some of mountain streams in Kyrgyzstan can't bу seen due to great altitudes and velocity of the river flow. Some rivers in Kyrgyzstan are used for rafting. Sometime before it was used for transportation.
Sometimes we are asked for more information about rivers for rafting and canoeing in Kyrgyzstan, but we can't give more of it, for example, the River Naryn is 535 km at different stages. This river is the longest in Kyrgyzstan. It is formed by the integration of Big and Little Naryn Rivers above the town Naryn. The River Naryn comprises waters of some large ones as At Bashi and Kekemeren until flows into the Toktogul Reservoir in Kyrgyzstan, and then goes to Fergana Range, Syr Darya into the Aral Sea.
At the present time in Uzbekistan cotton farming, being a potential source of friction, absorb almost all waters anв the Aral Sea is drying up. In Kyrgyzstan the river is the source of hydroelectric power generation and flows into the Toktogul Reservoir on the Bishkek-Osh road.
The Talas River helped to release the secrets of paper and silk manufacture in 751.
The Chui in the North is in Naryn Region partially, around the eastern part of the Kyrgyz Range, through the Boom Gorge and going into the Chui valley passing Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and disseminates in the deserts of Kazakhstan.
The Sary Jaz starts from the slopes of the Khan Tengri range passing the peaks to China. There have been suggestion to build a road crossing the border of the valley in 2003. But the conditions were no for the beginners as to start a tour in Kyrgyzstan along rivers, experience and sound health is required.
The Chatkal is situated in the Western part of the Tien Shan mountain range, flows in a remote valley in the extreme west of Kyrgyzstan into Uzbekistan. The Chandalash range with the length of 120 km flanks it. Previously it was possible to travel in Kyrgyzstan rafting down the river to Uzbekistan, but due to border problems and vise regime is very difficult to make nowadays.
Rivers in Kyrgyzstan are great possibility for those who want to start rafting or canoeing. Our managers will surely help to identify all you need in a tour in Kyrgyzstan. Contact our company and get all information you need to travel in Kyrgyzstan. Welcome here and have a breath-taking holiday in mountain Kyrgyzstan.