Lakes in Kyrgyzstan
Tours in Kyrgyzstan will give you opportunity to see 2000 lakes in the country. Generally, they take 6836 km2 of the country. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to see small mountain lakes. They are located at altitude between 2500 and 4000 meters above sea level. It is important to note that, glaciers appear due to glaciation and only 16 of the lakes take a total area of over 1 km2.
In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to see most outstanding lakes as:
Issyk Kul lake! It is most beautiful lake in Kyrgyzstan and worth visiting in your tours in Kyrgyzstan. The thing is that, the lake is never freezes due to its lay at the bottom of a draining basin. Actually, it doesn't have outlet, which makes him salty. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you may find thick layers of ice above the lake.
During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find Issyk lake laying at 1600 m a.s.l. at the bottom of a depression. It is surrounded by mountains. Its length is about 180 km long, wide - 60 km and a maximum depth of about 700 m. Issyk Kul lake is considered to be the world's second largest mountain lake (after Lake Titicaca in South America). When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed by its transparency and visibility of about 20 m.
We have to admit that, the lake is used to change its water lever due to climatic changes and temperature.
Son Kul lake! One of the most outstanding lakes in Kyrgyzstan! In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will find it at 3016 m a.s.l. You are going to be impressed by green grass, meadows and of course pasture in summer season. The water of Son Kul lake flow out through the Kajyrty River and into the Naryn River.
Chayr Kul lake! It is considered to be the highest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Its depth is about 3530 m and fed by the Kok Aygyr river. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will not find outflows and fish as well.
The Merzbacher lakes! You have to visit it in your tours in Kyrgyzstan! They are unique and famous among travellers. Lakes have interesting feature of appearing and disappearing every summer and extend 4 km by 1 km. The depth of lakes is about 40-80 meters.
Sary Chelek is a watered lake which is situated in the south west of the country. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan you will find it surrounded by wood slopes and mountain streams. It is important to note that, access to this lake is strictly controlled by government in the National Park.