The Kuturma Pass
The Kuturma mountain pass is located in the Jalal-Abad region, 240 km southwest of Bishkek. Above sea level, the height of the pass is just over 2400 meters. To the north of the pass, the terrain becomes mountainous, and to the south it changes to hilly. The area around the Kuturma pass is mountainous in the north, but the south is hilly. The highest point in the district is 2894 meters above sea level and is located 1.3 km northwest of the pass itself. The area around the Kuturma Pass is sparsely populated: 24 people per square kilometer, but there you can find pastures, picturesque meadows with wildflowers, and rare plant species.