Speleo-Glacial expedition to the heart of Tien-Shan  (November 5 – November 19) The Central Tien-Shan is not only the Center of Eurasia, but also the place where almost all the water resources of Central Asia are formed. The highest mountain elevations are natural accumulators of the northern moisture-laden air currents. More than 75% of all water resources of the Tien-Shan belong to the Aral Sea, and more than 12% to the Chinese Tarim. The Enilchek Glacier is one of the largest mountain glaciers in the world. It is located in Continue Reading

HIGH KARST of PAMIR (Tajikistan)

July 6 – July 17. Also available dates in September At the moment we have indicated the most favorable season of the year according to the climatic conditions in a particular geographical area. The program of the Karst expedition and the caves of Tajikistan. The described program is flexible. We can change the length of our staying in a particular area. The expeditions are planned from June 6 – July 17, 2019. This is the most favorable time for the expedition to the Pamir – the highest mountainous region of Tajikistan. After Continue Reading

Project Speleostan

PROJECT – SPELEOSTAN. Speleological researches in Central Asia. Objectives of the project: – analysis of previous karstological and speleological studies, search for new caves, study of karst areas and caves using modern methods. The study of geology, geological history, hydrogeology, geographic conditions in various regions of Central Asia, where limestone rocks are developed. In Kyrgyzstan, karst processes are developed on the territory of about 30 thousand km2. Karst is widely distributed in the Southern Tien Shan, in the South-Western Tien Shan and Inner Tien Shan. In 1989, V.N. Mihajljov built a Continue Reading


Bats of transboundary territories of Central Asia. The concept of the project. “Bats of transboundary territories of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) as indicators of biodiversity conservation and the beneficial components of biocenosis in the context of global climate change”. Many species of bats are currently on the verge of extinction. The problem has become especially acute in the last decades, which is connected with the unorganized or barbaric visit of such habitats for bats as caves, where a guided Smoking bats from their historical habitats takes place. There is anthropogenic Continue Reading

Project Rufford

Underground Habitats as a Unit for Conservation of Vulnerable Bat Communities in South-Western Kyrgyzstan The south-western part of Kyrgyzstan is a transboundary territory situated between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The region is mountainous with karst relief and encloses the southern wall of Fergana Valley. These characteristics suggest a variety of underground habitats which play an important role for bat communities. The life cycle of the cave-dwelling bat species is closely related to the underground sites. Moreover, they form nursery colonies in the summer, which have high conservation priority. The conservation significance Continue Reading


Intra-glacial drainages of Enilchek. The concept of this project is exploration the drainage system of lake Merzbacher. The internal drainage system of the Enilchek glacier has not been studied to date. One of the largest glaciers in Asia (over 65 km long) has a well-developed internal drainage system that extends from the ice stream to heights over 4000 m above sea level and has a length of tens of kilometers. The lower 14 km part of the drainage system is formed (or transformed) as a result of the action of Continue Reading

Central Asian Transboundary Speleo Project

In 2019, we intend to implement the Central Asian transboundary speleo project. In this project, we want to explore transboundary karst areas that have long remained closed for various reasons. These territories are located in remote places, high in the mountains and far from civilizations. Here are the deepest caves in Asia, which are located high on the mountain plateaus. The Central Asian transboundary project is a study of unknown karst regions of Central Asia, this is a study of the deepest caves, this is an acquaintance with local traditions Continue Reading

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