The Karatal-Japyryk National Park
The Karatal-Zhapyryk State Reserve is located in the Naryn region, in the south of Son-Kul Lake. The territory of the reserve also includes the Kara-Tal and Zhapyryk rivers. The area of the reserve is 14,000 hectares. The reserve is divided into two parts: Karatal-Zhapyryk and Son-Kul. The main goal of the first of them is the protection of alpine meadows and spruce forests, the goal of the second is the protection of a rare bird - mountain goose, since Son-Kul Lake serves as a nesting place for it. Moreover, Son-Kul Lake is the largest freshwater mountain lake in the country, and it serves as a migratory stop for many birds not only from Kyrgyzstan, but also from Altai, Siberia and Kazakhstan. Fans of ecotourism, cultural and educational tourism will like this place, because here you can not only enjoy the beautiful nature, but also plunge into the life of a real nomad.