There are a lot of lakes that may be travelled in Kyrgyzstan located depending on the elevation, and mainly there are 2000 lakes in the country, covering 6 836 km2 of the surface area of Kyrgyzstan. Small lakes are the ones that are often visited during tours in Kyrgyzstan can be found at the height of 2500 and 4000 meter above sea level that became the result of melting. In Kyrgyz language the word for "kul" is "lake" and identify lakes in names Issyk Kul, Son Kul and Chatyr Kul. These are the most popular places in the course of travelling in Kyrgyzstan.
Major lakes of Kyrgyzstan are:
The pride of Kyrgyzstan is the lake that never congeal, is located at the bottom of the chain. You are recommended to make tours in Kyrgyzstan in order to find interesting places. The Issyk Kul is translated as "warm lake". It is 1600 m above sea level, and is the second largest after Lake Titicaca in South America. The Issyk Kul is 180 km long and 60 km wide; it is as deep as 700 m. the Issyk Kul is crystal clear as Lake Baykal. It is often visited by all who travel in Kyrgyzstan.Every year, any season you have an opportunity to travel in Kyrgyzstan and visit the lake.
The second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan is Son Kul surrounded by pastures and flowering meadows. Chayr Kul is seen as the highest lake of 3530 m, going from Kok Aygyr river. Lake Merzbacher is seen every summer and may be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan but then it disappears out of sight. It is rather large, about 4km, and in depth is 40-80 m. Mountain valley Sary Chelek acquires waters from mountain streams in the southwest of Kyrgyzstan. It is named also as National Park, but it is impossible to enter it.
There are a lot of different tours in Kyrgyzstan for you to start and managers of our company will surely provide you with all necessary information. The most visited lakes in the course of travelling in Kyrgyzstan are Issyk Kul and Son Kul, as well as the others are extremely attractive and picturesque ones. If you have extra questions contact us and welcome to travel in Kyrgyzstan!