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Hissar range / Mountain Guide of Uzbekistan

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Hissar range is situated in the territory of Uzbekistan on the border with neighbor Tajikistan. Hissar is also called Gissar or Hisor Range. The Gissar Mountains stretches 200+ kilometers and is located on the south of the Zerafshan Mountains.

The territory of the Gissar mountains consists of two parts: Gissar State Reserve and Kitab State Reserve. The Gissar mountains has 2 main objects of world-known cultural heritage site:

  1. 860 meter deep natural cave, known as the cavern of Amir Temur (Tamerlane); the cave has the largest subterranean lake of Uzbekistan;
  2. Saint Kodja Davud Muslim pilgrimage site;

“Gissar Mountains is the unique territorial natural complex, which represents all the variety of ecosystems of western extremity of the Pamir-Alay mountain range. All the distinctive and rare representatives of flora and fauna of this region were preserved here.Combination of unique biodiversity with unique geological outcrop is not met anywhere.” - UNESCO

Facts about Gissar Mountains

The highest point of the Hissar Range is 643 meters (15233 ft).

Gissar State Reserve was founded in 1983; the territory of the reserve is 80986 hectares;

Kitab State Reserve was founded in 1979; the area of the reserve is 3938 hectares;


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