Kyrgyz Lakes

As Kyrgyzstan is a country of mountains, there are many lakes here. There are 2000 lakes in Kyrgyzstan of the area 6836 km2. Most of the lakes may be visited in Kyrgyzstan at high altitudes - 2500 and 4000 meters above sea level. Lakes in Kyrgyzstan are partially created due to melting. 16 lakes in Kyrgyztsan are over 1 km2.

For guests of Kyrgyzstan to know, "kul" in Kyrgyz means "lake". Most known lakes of Kyrgyzstan are the following ones:

Issyk Kul is a pearl of Kyrgyzstan. It never freezes and is translated as "Hot Lake" - probably because of salt in water or the legend of women crying. In the very north of Kyrgyzstan it may cover with a thin sheet of ice. Issyk Kul may be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan, it is located at 1600 m above sea level - 700m deep, 60km wide and 180km long. The second largest high altitude lake and the second clearest lake after lake Baykal.

Son Kul is the second pearl of Kyrgyzstan and the largest lake of fresh water. You have an opportunity to visit the yurt camp at shores of the lake. The lake is located in Kyrgyzstan, at 3016 m above sea level; water flows from Kajyrty River and into the Naryn River. There are meadows and trees are absent.

Chayr Kul may be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan at the altitude of 3530m. But it is impossible to fish in this lake of Kyrgyzstan. The Merzbacher lakes appear and disappear in August and are estimated to be 4 km by 1 km and 40-80m deep. Sary Chelek is a valley in Kyrgyzstan that was fulfilled by water. The lake is fed by alpine streams. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan and visiting the lake you will see the national park but it is prohibited to pass it.

Being in Kyrgyzstan it is greatly important to visit any of the lakes. Contact our managers and they will create a tour program in Kyrgyzstan as well as rent a car and book tickets for you to visit the lake you want. Main information about Kyrgyzstan you may get visiting our website. We welcome you to Kyrgyzstan and wish an extremely great holiday with modern car rent!