The World List of Natural Sites of Tourist Attraction

Kabardino-Balkarski Nature Reserve is a Russian 'zapovednik' (strict ecological reserve) on main ridge of the north Caucasus Mountains. It contains all of the mountains in Europe over 5,000 meters besides Mt. Elbrus and Mt. Kazbek, and contains the most glaciers. The ridge at the reserve forms the famous "Bezengi wall" consisting of the peaks Gestola (4859 m), Katyntau (4858.8 m), Dzhangi-Tau (5058 m), Eastern Dzhangi-Tau (5033 m) and Shkhara (5068 m). There are 256 glaciers in the reserve's boundaries. The reserve is situated in the Chereksky District of Kabardino-Balkar Republic; it was created in 1976, and covers an area of 82,507 ha (318.56 sq mi).

Kabardino-Balkarsky High-Mountainous State Natural Reserve Kabardino-Balkarsky High-Mountainous State Natural Reserve

Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russian Federation

The year of entering to the World List of Tourist Attractions:   2018

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