Karkyra tract

Tup District

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The Karkyra River originates from the eternal glaciers of Kungei Ala-Too. It is the natural border between Kyrgyzstan and the Kazakh Republic. Along the banks of the river broke the homonymous tract. The place got its name thanks to cranes. These majestic birds make a halt here in early autumn and summer during seasonal flights. In translation from Kyrgyz "karkyra" means a crane. In this wonderful period the district is filled with a crane cry, birds are gaining strength to continue their journey. The territory is 60 000 ha. The green plain blooms, warmed by the rays of the sun, and from the west draws its peaks to the sky of Kungei Ala-Too. The tract begins with a small gorge and smoothly passes into the valley. In the valley you can see the contrast of green and blue colors - it is in the horizon in contact with the lines of emerald grass and azure sky. In ancient times, through the tract, the path of caravans of the Great Silk Road lay, the famous Carcarina fair was held. Grazing is often carried out here. The waters of the Karkyra River irrigate the fields of the Issyk-Kul region. In the 80s of the last century a bridge was built across the river, and on the right bank a small point was built to acclimatize Kazakh climbers. Soon, the camp of mountaineers Char-Kuduk was opened from the Kyrgyz side. The area is rich in medicinal plants. Honey, produced by local beekeepers, is very appreciated and has a unique aroma. In this picturesque place there are many ways to spend leisure time: from horseback riding and fishing to rafting.