Climbing and trekking up to 4000 m a.s.l., which is the altitude where the glaciers start. The southwest of Kyrgyzstan provides excellent opportunities for mountain climbing and trekking where it reaches the Pamir Alai.
Here remote valleys and soaring granite walls first attracted large numbers of Soviet climbers in the 1980s.
This type of mountain tourism also is possible in the accessible peaks near Bishkek, wooded valleys of southern Issyk Kul, as well as glaciers of the northern Tien Shan.
If properly managed the mountains of Kyrgyzstan have the potential to be one of the world's premier destination points for mountain adventure seekers.