The nature of Kyrgyzstan is very spectacular due to its landscape which is mainly mountainous. The lowermost valley makes 400 metres above sea level. The Tien-Shan mountainous system is made of 80 dominant ranges. Three world-prominent peaks are found in Kyrgyzstan. They are named Pobeda (7439m), Lenin (7134m), and the mythological white marble pyramid of Khan-Tengri.
In Kyrgyzstan there are around 2000 lakes totally.
Issyk-Kul Lake is the main touristic attraction. It is the second biggest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca which is in South America. The lake took place at the elevation of 1610m above sea level, 170 km. long, 70 km. wide, with a supreme depth of 695m.
Son-Kul Lake is the second biggest mountain lake in Kyrgyzstan at the height of 3014m above sea level, known for the nomadic style of life still practiced in its environs.
Chatyr-Kul Lake is one of the attractive lakes, at height 3530m above sea level, with a maximum depth of 16m.
The principal rivers are the Naryn, Kara-Darya, Sary-Djaz, Chatkal, Chuy, Kekemeren and Isfairam-Sai rivers.
Kyrgyzstan has a lot of glaciers which can reach to more than 800 and they make up more than 4% of the land area of the country. The outstanding glacier is 60km long and it is called Inylchek Glacier.
The flora in Kyrgyzstan is rich and diverse. There is a big walnut forest named Arslanbob, where you also can find dissimilar fruit forests, very unique in their beauty and medicinal possessions. The slopes of the mountains are sheltered with large tracts of Tien-Shan spruce trees, Semenov fir, perennial juniper, pistachio and almond, sea buckthorn, barberry, blackcurrants, honeysuckle, wild rose, and a wide variety of mushrooms and different medicinal herbs.
The fauna in Kyrgyzstan is very diverse too. There are 80 different species of mammals, over 300 species of birds and about 30 species of reptiles and amphibians. You have a nice chance to see various animals: preliminary from the very tiny rodents and birds till biggest mountain inhabitants - carrion-crows, and mountain goat. Here, remote high elevation places of High Mountain lives snow leopard which is a nationwide symbol for the republic.
Endangered animals of the country are the wild ram, bison, mountain ibex, roe deer, bear, lynx and snow leopard were logged in The Red Book.
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