Terskey Ala-too

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Terskey Ala-Too
Terskey Ala-too range seen from across Issyk Kul Lake
Highest point
PeakKarakol Peak
Elevation5,216 m (17,113 ft)
Coordinates42°10′N 78°28′E / 42.167°N 78.467°E / 42.167; 78.467Coordinates: 42°10′N 78°28′E / 42.167°N 78.467°E / 42.167; 78.467
Length354 km (220 mi) E-W
Width40 km (25 mi) N-S
Native nameТескей Ала-Тоо
Terskey Ala-Too is located in Kyrgyzstan
Terskey Ala-Too
Terskey Ala-Too
RegionIssyk-Kul Region

The Terskey Ala-Too (Kyrgyz: Тескей Ала-Тоо, [teskej ɑɫɑtóː]) is a mountain range in the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. It stretches south and southeast of Lake Issyk Kul, from the river Joon Aryk near Kochkor in the west to the far northeastern part of Kyrgyzstan. The length of the range is 354 km and the highest peak is Karakol Peak (5,216 m).[1] Another high peak is Boris Yeltsin Peak (5,168 m).


Teskey Ala-Too is composed of granites and granodiorites of Caledonian, and granites, metamorphic schists, quartzites, sandstones, and limestones of Paleozoic.

Broken Heart Rock, in the Jety-Oguz Valley in the Terskey Ala-Too


  1. ^ Иссык-Куль.Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblast] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6.

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