Speleological expedition “Tuya-Muyun – 2021” (Foothills of the Alai ridge, Kyrgyzstan) – June 2021

The Tuya-Muyun karst massif is located in the northern foothills of the Alai ridge on South of Kyrgyzstan. Tectonically, this is the most stable part of the Tien-Shan. The district is located 50 km from the Osh city. The mountain range is composed of Devonian limestones. Several caves are known in the mountain range. These caves are the rarest formations with unique calcite crystals, the length of which reaches 30 cm. These caves were formed as a result of hydro-thermo-karst processes. The entrances to these caves are very small and Continue Reading

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