Son Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan
We are glad to see you travelling in Kyrgyzstan and visiting Son Kul lake. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find it in a big depression between two ranges at an altitude of 3000-16 meters above sea level. In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will see it stretching for 29 kilometers long and 18 kilometers in width and reaching 22 meters depth. Nowadays, Son Kul lake is considered to be one of the largest high-mountain lakes in Kyrgyzstan. It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and to see it. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will be surprised by its transparency and beauty. This lake is famous for its beautiful snowy backgrounds and green pastures. In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed by lake's color which used to change it all the time to purple and blue, then suddenly yellow and orange. Son Kul lake is moody or maybe due to climate changes. If you travel in Kyrgyzstan in winter, you may feel very cold and find snow which can last for 130 - 160 days. The best time of visiting lake is summer. During your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed by fresh air and sunbath. There are many legends about Son Kul lake as there was one cruel khan, who wanted to get all beautiful ladies of Tian Shan. Ladies were against and decided to unleash the mountains, so khan's palace flood and thus Son Kul lake appeared.
During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find 66 species of waterfowl. They are available from May to September. Son Kul lake is considered to be ancient lake and open for scientific research. It is important to note that, before Son Kul lake didn't have fish, but people decided to acclimatize many types of them. Today, there are 100 tons of fish are caught in the lake per year. Since ancient times, this place was chosen by herders for the campsites. We recommend you to visit this amazing lake in your tours in Kyrgyzstan and spend incredible time with your family and friends. We have no doubt that, you will love it! Experience unforgettable atmosphere of nomads and taste the real life of locals!