The entrance fee to Inylchek nature reserve now costs 5,000 soms. The Association of Tour Operators of Kyrgyzstan is against it, its head Timur Akbyshev reported to 24.kg news agency.
According to him, the Khan-Tengri glaciers are located on the territory of the reserve.
«Climbers tend to climb to the top, but ordinary tourists also come. The so-called, budgetary. 5,000 soms for a simple visit is a huge amount for them. Not everyone can pay such sum. We therefore oppose. This cares tourists away," Timur Akbyshev said.
Asked whose order it was to set such a price, he replied that the price was introduced with the consent of the government.
«We plan to prepare an appeal and demand a review of the cost of visiting the reserve. 5,000 soms is very high cost," Timur Akbyshev says.