Kyrgyz Lakes

When you start to travel in Kyrgyzstan with car rent you can feel the beauty of lakes of the country. in the course of a tour guides will be always telling you the history of places you are visiting along with legends that connect them. But before a tour in Kyrgyzstan to start, you should know that there are about 2000 lakes. These lakes are estimated to be 6836 km2 and most of them are seen at the altitude of 2500 – 4000m above sea level.

As Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country all that is located in the country is seen at high altitudes. During tours in Kyrgyzstan you have an opportunity to travel along lakes created out of melting of glaciers and snow or the ones of raising the water level of the site. For you to be better acquainted, “Kul” in Kyrgyz means “lake” and when you meet the word know that it is the lake, for example – Issyk Kul, Son Kul and Chatyr Kul.

Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you can visit various lakes of the country but major ones are as follows:

Issyk Kul – the lake is known to be well-known among all who travel in Kyrgyzstan. It is considered to be the pearl of Kyrgyzstan at the altitude of 1600m above sea level. The lake is known to be translated as “hot lake” as it never freezes. Issyk Kul is the second largest high altitude lake after Lake Titicaca in South America. The lake is 180km long, 60km wide and 700m deep.

Son Kul – the lake is also well known in Kyrgyzstan. It starts to get high interest in tourists as it the lake of fresh water, fish specially brought here, unforgettable meadows and amazing lands. At the altitude of 3016m you can make a tour in Kyrgyzstan and enjoy the greatness of the lake.

The Merzbacher – the lake is known for being in the constant process of appearing and disappearing. That is why they draw great interest of all who travel in Kyrgyzstan.

Sary Chelek – is the lake formed from the flooding of the valley of mountains. And travelling in Kyrgyzstan you have an opportunity to see that there is also a National Park. But it is not allowed to make a tour in this site of Kyrgyzstan. We will be glad if you rent a car and get unforgettable holidays.