Kyrgyzstan is a mountain country and it presents about 2000 lakes in frames of our country. Lakes in Kyrgyzstan estimated about 6836 km2 and most of them are located at the altitude of 2500-4000 meters above sea level. Some lakes in Kyrgyzstan appeared in Kyrgyzstan in the result of glaciation. Being in Kyrgyzstan you are obliged to visit some lakes of the country as only here you can witness pristine nature and overwhelming views. 16 lakes in Kyrgyzstan show up to have an area of 1 km2. Being in a tour in Kyrgyzstan you can estimate any lake as in Kyrgyz "kul" means "lake".
Guests of the country have a great opportunity to take car rent and start a tour in Kyrgyzstan and visit most of interesting sites of the country. Let us start with lakes of the country! As it is already known, there is a great amount of lakes in Kyrgyzstan, but major and large ones are as follows:
Issyk Kul is a pearl of Kyrgyzstan and takes the significant place in the life of every citizen. Lake Issyk Kul is located in the very center of mountains and due to high level of salt in the water it never freezes. Only in the very north the lake may cover with a thin sheet of ice. Issyk Kul is located at 1600m above sea level and it is the second highest high altitude lake in the world. The first place takes Lake Titicaca in South America. Issyk Kul is the second clear one on the world after Lake Baykal. The level of water differs as it may come and then get away due to weather circumstances.
Son Kul is the other pearl of Kyrgyzstan. The lake may be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan as right here you have an opportunity to see the most amazing views. It is located at the altitude of 3016 m above sea level.
Chayr Kul is the lake known to be the highest in Kyrgyzstan, at 3530 m above sea level. It is fishless and has no other lakes or streams it is going to.
The Merzbacher lakes are known for the mystery of their existence. They appear and disappear every summer every year. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you can notice lakes to be about 4-1 km and 40-80m deep.
Sary Chelek is a valley of mountains of Kyrgyzstan that was flooded. In the south of Kyrgyzstan the lake feeds streams. At the territory of the lake there is a National Park but you cannot wander there as it is prohibited.
Travel in Kyrgyzstan and rent cars you are highly recommended to visit some lakes described as they show up the most amazing and pretty views. At the same time you have an opportunity to make a continuous tour in Kyrgyzstan and visit every lake significant in Kyrgyzstan. Contact managers or visit website to get information about tours in Kyrgyzstan. We are ready to inform you about all changes and peculiarities of our country. Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!