Chon-Kemin is a unique nature reserve where natural landscapes remained almost intact. Glaciers here stand side by side with green coniferous forests and steppe areas. The valley is closed on three sides by ridges and lies at an altitude of 1,400 to 2,800 meters above the sea level.
Rare animals live in the nature reserve: Turkestan lynx, snow leopard, Tien Shan bear, red deer and argali, as well as seven species of birds: black stork, saker falcon, bearded vulture and golden eagle included in the Red List of Threatened Species. Most of these animals can only be seen early in the morning.
So, some species of insects and plants are under special protection in the park.
The territory of the nature park is more than 12 hectares. The river of the same name runs through the reserve and flows into Chu River. Chon-Kemin River is a natural border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and like most mountain rivers, it is great for rafting. Sport fishing lovers will also enjoy recreation in the natural park.