When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will find 2000 amazing lakes in the country. They take 6836 km2 of the territory. You will find small lakes with 2500 and 4000 m above sea level, which appeared due to glaciation and 16 of the lakes have a surface area of over 1 km2. The word “kul” from Kyrgyz language means “lake”, as in Issyk Kul, Son Kul and Chatyr Kul.
There are major lakes as:
If you travel in Kyrgyzstan, don’t miss to rent a car and visit Issyk Kul Lake. The lake is considered to be the pearl of the country which never freeze and means “war, lake”. The lake is never freezes, because it is situated at the bottom of a draining basin, and has no evaporation, that makes it salty. In the course of your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will see north eastern corner which forms a thin ice on the lake top.
The Issyk Kul Lake is located at 1600 m of the bottom of a depression, which is surrounded by ringed by mountains. The lake occupies 180 km long, 60 km, as well as a maximum depth is 700 m. The Issyk Kul Lake is considered to be the second largest mountain lake in the world (after Lake Titicaca in South America). In the course of your tour in Kyrgyzstan, it is better to ask for the service of car rent company and you will see how unique the lake is! It is transparent as crystal with a visibility of 20 m. When you will plan to take tour in Kyrgyzstan, you have to be ready for climate changes in the lake.
The next is Son Kul Lake. It is the second largest lake in the Kyrgyzstan and located at 3016 m. You will see splendid nature with green fields, trees and many rare flowers. The Son Kul lake goes through the Kajyrty River and find its way in Naryn River.
During your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will have opportunity to visit Chayr Kul Lake as we are glad to offer an abundance of cars for rent. It is the highest lake in the Kyrgyzstan with 3530 m, which is occupied by the Kok Aygyr river. You will not see outflows and fish. Over the time, people start breeding fish there. Nowadays, you will able fishing there in your tours in Kyrgyzstan.
You will visit The Merzbacher lakes. They are mysterious due to its appearance and disappearance every summer. The lakes take extent measure about 4 km by 1 km and its depth is 40-80 m.
The next destination is going to be held in Sary Chelek Lake during your tours in Kyrgyzstan. You will find it watered in the south west of the country. When you visit this amazing lake, you will see wood slopes that are covered with many mountain streams. This is very beautiful lake, but access is controlled by the National Park.