Konorchek Canyons located about 125 km from Bishkek town on the highway Bishkek. Issyk Kul lake in the western part of Boom gorge. The Konorchek canyons can be reached by narrow, rocky canyon from the left side of the Chu River in the vicinity of red bridge.
Canyons is an amazing tourist destination in the eastern part of the Kyrgyz Range. It looks like a miniature Grand Canyon in the middle of the Tian-Shan Mountains! Thousands of years of soil erosion have made this place incredible. One particularly fascinating feature in the canyons is a 2.5 – 3 million year old dormant volcano.
Despite the fact that the canyon is in the middle of the mountains. The temperature here is on average warmer than in the Chui Valley. There is practically no snow in the winter and the temperature hardly drops below 40 degrees Celsius in summer. Therefore, it is better for tourists to visit during spring or autumn. If you’re planning to visit the Konorchek Canyons, be prepared for hot, dry summers and cold winters with very little snow.
The way to the canyon passes along the canal of a long dried up river. At times, the rocks are so close that there is a passage about a meter and a half wide. A very unusual phenomenon for the Tien Shan.
Konorchek is an excellent choice for a one-day excursion. The hiking path to the canyon is 5 kilometers, but for fans of long hikes, there are many places to go because the canyon area is 200 km.