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The highest peak of the Central Tian Shan is Jengish Chokusu (formerly Pik Pobedy) at 7'493 metres. The pyramid shaped Khan Tengri rises not far from Jengish Chokusu at 7'010 metres.

 

North Inylcheck Glacier stamp issued 2009 Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan 2009

 View across the North Inylckek Glacier towards the Saridjass mountain ridge.
Stamp of the miniaturesheet "Glaciers of heavenly mountains of Kyrgyzstan".

The Inylchek glacier is the biggest glacier in Kyrgyzstan. It has two sleeves named Northern and Southern Inylchek. It is situated in the east of the Issyk-Kul lake in the Khan-Tengry massif. The Southern Inylchek is the largest glacier of the Tian-Shan and the second in size mountain glacier among CIS countries after the Fedchenko glacier in the Pamir mountains. The Southern Inlyckek is located between the Tengry-tag and Kokshaaltau ridges. It is 58,9 km in length and has 17,2 km2 area (2010). The Northern Inylchek slips down due west between the two mountain ranges Saridjass in the north and Tengri-tag in the south. Its length is about 30 km.

 

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