When the Elbargar Mountains in Kyrgyzistan were first discovered, their first discovery was made by Russian explorers in 1883.
It was in 1891 that they discovered a second peak which was the highest peak in the area, at 11,957m.
Today, the mountain range extends for about 2,400km across the entire country.
It is one of the most important areas for the mountain gorillas, which have been extinct for hundreds of years.
According to a 2014 study published in the journal PLOS ONE, the population of mountain gorillas in Kyrgiosan territory is declining by 30% per year.
Kyrgyaz has one of Asia’s most densely populated mountain ranges with populations of about 60,000.
According, the area has around 1,600 species of mammals and over 10,000 reptiles.
The mountain range also hosts some of the oldest inhabited human sites in the world.
It also hosts the world’s largest underground cave system.