The Besh-Tash Nature Reserve is a large natural park located in the mountains of the Talas Range. It is located south of the city of Talas and includes the Besh-Tash, Kolba, Kumush-Tag and Urmaral Gorges. The height of the reserve varies from 1100 to 3500 meters above sea level.
Besh-Tash translated from Kyrgyz means “five stones”. Such a specific name was given to the reserve because of the five stones standing in the Besh-Tash Gorge. There is an interesting legend about five thieves, who turned into stones due to their atrocities.
The reserve was created with the aim of preserving the natural diversity of the Talas Region. The slopes of the gorges of the reserve are densely covered with Archa forests and are practically untouched by man. In addition to Archa, Tien-Shan spruce and fir occur here. The reserve includes eight mountain lakes, the largest is the Besh-Tash Lake, located in the same gorge.
This is a great place for trekking and hiking. To see all the beauty of the nature reserve need more than one day but it worth it.

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