Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country and there are a lot of various lakes which may be visited during tours in the country. In the whole estimation, there are about 2000 lakes with the area of 6836 km2. Some of the lakes are located at very heights - 2500-400 meters above sea level. Before you start to travel in Kyrgyzstan rent a car we would like to inform you about main lakes of the country:
Issyk Kul - is the most visited lake by guests travelling in Kyrgyzstan and by local citizens of the country. During a tour in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to make a witness of the lake which never freezes - as researchers explain - due to high percent of salt in the water. Making a tour at the altitude of 1600m above sea level note that the lake has a legend of its emergence. One of the legends says that there was the ancient city taken by the earthquake. At the same time some girls were not in the city and that is why when they saw what happened to their place started to cry bitterly that they filled the crack. Making a tour in Kyrgyzstan cars for rent you can do diving and witness that there are really ruins of the city and why it turned out to be under the water is a mystery.
Son Kul - is the lake located at the height of 3016m above sea level. In the course of travelling in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to witness emerald green pastures and transparent lake which first was fishless. But then the group of people made a tour to the lake and brought the fish in it.
Chayr Kul - is the lake which may be visited when you start to travel at the altitude of 3530m above sea level. Making a tour in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to this lake you can see that it is fed by the river Kok Aygyr and turns out to be fishless.
The Merzbacher lakes - are the secrets of the country as in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you can make a witness of these lakes to appear and disappear in the summertime. Sary Chelek is a lake which is seen to be a flooded valley which is the national park and the entrance is prohibited.