The list of tourist routes and trails
Walking and horse riding route through the foothills and lower mountain zone. Part of the trail passes through the low mountain steppes and then continues along the bottom of the gorge Taldybulak. On the trail you can see the riverine grove (willow, barbaris, wild rose, honeysuckle, etc.). Further along the trail – apple of Sievers, Cornflower Turkestan, Tulips Greig and Kaufman, Zeravshan Juniper and etc. Tien Shan bear, ibex, roe deer can be met in the path. And also the following birds: Bunting, Corn Bunting, nightingale, paradise flycatcher, etc.
Walking, car or horse trail through the foothills and lower mountain zone. Part of the trail passes through the low mountain steppes and then continues along the bottom of the gorge Zhetymsay. On the trail you can see the riverine grove (willow, wild rose, honeysuckle, etc.). Further along the trail -Tulips Greig and Kaufman, Zeravshan juniper etc. Tien Shan bear, ibex, roe deer can be met in the path.
The trail starts from the Jabagly rangers house, passes near the river Zhabagly where there are thickets of willows and Buckthorn. There are many partridges in this route. The trail follows the creek downstream Baybarak. Plants are juniper, ephedra, Caucasian hackberry.
4.Gorge Kshi-Kayndy-Pass Kshi
Trail in the juniper forests, view of river Zhabagly valley, Koylybaydzhalyau, survey waterfall Kishi Kaiyndy. In the spring time on the southern slopes of the cluster can be seen mountain goats, as well as argali, often flying vultures and eagles. Along the road there are tulips Greig and Kaufman and other rare and endemic plants. In good weather you can have a spectacular view of the central part of the reserve and its picturesque Bugulutor Peak. Alpine meadows is a place where the best chance to see the bear.
5.Gorge Kshi-Kayndy-Gorge Ulken Kayndy
Difference in height 1750-1890 m above sea level. The trail passes through juniper forest. There is an opportunity of watching the eagle nest from the opposite shore r.Kshi Kaiyndy. Along the route are picturesque landscapes with juniper woodlands. There is a good chance to observe endemic bird Black Crested Tit, and to hear the voices of the quail.
6.Gorge Ulken Kayndy-Boydaksay-Kyzolgen lake-Peak Kaskabulak
Difference in height 1890-3100 m above sea level. Scenic views of the lake Kyzolgenkol. Visiting the petroglyphs in Boydaksay and Peak Kaskabulak. At altitude above 3,000 m there is a chance to see argali, ibex, Himalayan snow cock and etc.
7.Gorge Ulken Kayndy-Pass Ulken Kayndy
Difference in height 1890-2940 m asl. Tour of the elfin wood juniper and alpine meadow. View the panorama of ridges Talas Alatau. In good weather you can have a spectacular view of the central part of the reserve and its picturesque Bugulutor Peak. At least 5 species of butterflies Apollo, swallowtail. Periodically fly chough and Alpine Chough, and large birds of prey, including the lammergeier. Here is one of the best chances to see a bear and mountain goats.
8.Canyon of Aksu river-Bridge on Aksu river
Tour of the slope of the canyon (right bank, southern exposure) of the “Aksu” rangers house right before the bridge on r.Aksu. The route goes through the woods and carcass Caucasian, juniper woodlands. From plants can be seen: tulips and Greig Kaufman Eremurus and Regel, etc. On a steep rock slope with southern exposure can observe a colony of rock swallows. The area is most interesting to observe birds of prey: golden eagle, serpent eagle, booted eagle, buzzard, vulture, lammergeier, kestrel, Saker and others. There is the possibility of meeting mountain goats and bears.
9.Canyon of riv.Aksu- Tayaksaldy
Tour of the slope of the canyon (right bank, southern exposure) from a place Kyzhikan to Tayaksaldy, or excursion on board of the canyon by car to Tayaksaldy. The area is most interesting to observe birds of prey: golden eagle, serpent eagle, booted eagle, buzzard, vulture, kestrel, Saker and others. In the summer time you can see many endemic plants. Very spectacular landscape of the 15 km of tectonic fractures creates a memorable experience.
10.Gorge Koksay-Lake Koksay
Tour of the gorge Koksai river. Inspection waterfall in Talysay tributary, excursion to Koksay lake. Along the river is one of the best places in the reserve to observe the blue bird. Quite often you can see: the golden eagle, lammergeier and other birds of prey.