Kisilyakh Range

"Kisilyakh" redirects here. For the mountain by the Alazeya River, see Kisilyakh-Tas.

The Kisilyakh Range (Russian: Кисиляхский хребет; Yakut: Киһилээх) is a mountain range in the Sakha Republic, Far Eastern Federal District, Russia.[1] The nearest city is Batagay, and the nearest airport Batagay Airport.[2]

The mountains are topped by kigilyakhrock formations . Some of the finest kigilyakhs in Yakutia are located in this range,[3] the tallest among them reaching a height of 30 meters (98 ft).[4]Kisilyakh means "Mountain having a man" or "Mountain married" in the Yakut language.[5]



The Kisilyakh Range rises at the northeastern end of the Chersky Range, in the Sakha region. The mountains are of middle height and the range is one of the smallest of the system. It stretches in a roughly WNW/ESE direction for about 80 kilometers (50 mi). The highest peak is 1,548 metres (5,079 ft) high.[2] The range consists of two ridges divided into an eastern and western part by a cleft.[6]

The Khadaranya and the Ymiysky ranges, other northern subranges of the Chersky Mountains, rise further to the east, beyond the Nenneli, a tributary of the Oldzho river. The Kurundya Range rises to the east and southeast. The Adycha River flows across the range in its western part and the Tuostakh, one of its main tributaries, to the south.[7]


See also


  1. Khrebet Kisilyakh - Geonames
  2. Kigilyakhi of Yakutia
  3. Kisilyakh Mountains
  4. Types of weathering
  5. ЛАНДШАФТЫ КАК ОТРАЖЕНИЕ ТОПОНИМОВ ЯКУТИИ (Landscapes as a Reflection of the Toponyms of Yakutia)
  6. Bekman Igor Nikolaevich, Verkhoyansk Saga (in Russian)
  7. Google Earth