When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will be met by the 2000 lakes in the Kyrgyz Republic, with total area of 6836 km2. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will notice that, most lakes are situated at altitude between 2500 and 4000 meters above sea level and only 16 of the lakes have a surface area of over 1 km2.
You are going to explore major lakes in your tours in Kyrgyzstan. They are:
Issyk Kul is defined to be most beautiful lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is known that, this lake is never freezes because it lies at the bottom of a draining basin and salt. If you travel in Kyrgyzstan in winter, you will see that thin layers of ice above the lake.
In the course of your tours in Kyrgyzstan, you will notice that, the lake lies at 1600 m a.s.l. at the bottom of a depression and surrounded by mountains. It is about 180 km long, 60 km wide and a maximum depth of about 700 m. The Issyk Kul lake is considered to be the world's second largest mountain lake (after Lake Titicaca in South America) with a visibility of about 20 m.
Being in Kyrgyzstan, you will be impressed by its transparency and see climatic changes of the lake.
Son Kul lake! It is worth travelling in Kyrgyzstan and not to miss it! Son Kul lake is considered to be the second largest lake in the Kyrgyzstan. During your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find it located at 3016 m a.s.l. with beautiful meadows and pastures near! The water of lake flow out through the Kajyrty River and into the Naryn River.
Chayr Kul is an interesting lake of 3530 m which fed by the Kok Aygyr river. You will be surprised if you know that, there are no fish and outflows in the lake.
The Merzbacher lakes are mysterious! They used to appear and disappear every season! Lakes long about 4 km by 1 km and lie between 40-80 meters in depth.
Sary Chelek lake is watered by mountain valley in the south west of the country. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find wood slopes, streams which surround this amazing lake. Unfortunately, the access to the lake is strictly controlled by government in National Park. We would like you not to miss lakes in your tour in Kyrgyzstan!