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    Ala-Archa Gorge , Bishkek
    Explore the remarkable alpine scenery suited for hikers, horseback riders, mountain climbers, and skiers at Ala-Archa Gorge. Established in 1
    Tours from $40
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    Issyk-Kul Lake , Karakol
    In the northern part of the Tian Shan mountains lies Issyk-Kul Lake, offering plenty of recreational activities in a pleasant natural setting
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    Big Almaty Lake , Almaty
    Trek through pristine nature at Big Almaty Lake, a 1.6 km (1 mi) long glacial lake surrounded by majestic snow-clad peaks. Some 28.5 km (12.7
    Tours from $65
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    Altyn Arashan , Karakol
    Set in a dramatic alpine valley, Altyn Arashan offers therapeutic hot spring baths and scenic hiking trails. Part of the Arashan State Nature
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    Kok-Tobe Hill , Almaty
    Experience the city's highest point with many popular recreation areas at Kok-Tobe Hill. At an altitude of 1,100 m (3,609 ft) above sea level
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