The Ara-Bel Ashuu Pass (3,839 m) is about 10 km from Söök Ashuu pass (4.024 m) away. The pass goes down in a seemingly never-ending valley. First, it is a very narrow and rugged valley. The further you go into the Valley the wider and there will be all the more imposing and impressive.

The meadows are full of alpine flowers ranging from Enzian up to the edelweiss, everything is represented. Entire meadows full of edelweiss, it is hard to believe. Again and again small and larger mountain streams from the surrounding mountains down. The landscape is an expected there unique and beautiful.


East - West


3,839 m

Region / District

Region Issyk-Kul - District Jeti-Oguz


Valley communities

Uzun-Bulak - Kumtor Gold mine

Winter closure

Depending on snow conditions from November to April


41° 48' 26.87" N 77° 40' 36.35" E

Special features

Gravel road, partly very poor condition. Only with 4x4 Jeep, Quad, ATV, UTV Side by Side to recommend and so on. Not suitable for heavy motorcycles.