Kakshaal Too

The Kakshaal Too (Kyrgyz: Какшаал Тоо, Qaqşaal Too, قاقشاال توو) is a large mountain range in the Central Tien-Shan. It stretches for a length of 582 km (in Kyrgyzstan) between Kyrgyzstan and China. The highest point in the range is Jengish Chokusu (7,439 metres (24,406 ft)). The range is mainly composed of limestones, siltstones, sandstones, conglomerates, and argillites of Paleozoic intruded by granites, granosyenite, and syenite.[1]

Kakshaal Too
Кокшаал Тоо
Jengish Chokusu from BC.jpg
Highest point
PeakJengish Chokusu
Elevation7,439 m (24,406 ft)
Coordinates41°40′12″N 79°00′00″E / 41.67000°N 79.00000°E / 41.67000; 79.00000Coordinates: 41°40′12″N 79°00′00″E / 41.67000°N 79.00000°E / 41.67000; 79.00000
Length582 km (362 mi) E-W
Width54 km (34 mi) N-S
Etymologyin Kyrgyz "Какшаал" meaning wild, severe, and "Тоо" - mountains
Native nameКакшаал Тоо  (Kyrgyz)
Kakshaal Too is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kakshaal Too
Kakshaal Too
CountriesKyrgyzstan and China


  1. ^ Иссык-Куль. Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblasts] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1994. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6.