In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will get acquainted with 2000 lakes in Kyrgyzstan. All of them seem to be incredible by own way. They combine 6836 km2 of Kyrgyz area. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan you will have the chance to see the most beautiful lakes which are located at altitude between 2500 and 4000 meters above sea level. It is important to note that most of lakes appeared due to glaciers melting. There are 16 lakes in Kyrgyzstan of over 1 km2.
When you travel in Kyrgyzstan you will find the next following lakes as:
Issyk Kul is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kyrgyzstan. It actually lies at the bottom of a draining basin and has no outlet. Thus it makes it salty and never get freeze. The Issyk Kul lake is situated at 1600 m a.s.l. at the bottom of a depression and surrounded by mountains. It has length of 180 km, 60 km wide and a maximum depth of about 700 m. In the course of tours in Kyrgyzstan you will find out that this lake is considered to be the world's second largest mountain lake with a visibility of 20 m (after Lake Titicaca in South America). During tours in Kyrgyzstan you will have the opportunity to swim there and even fishing. This is the perfect place where you can heal your body by spa. We are sure you will like being there in your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
Son Kul is another wonderful lake in Kyrgyzstan of 3016 m a.s.l. Being in this place you will be impressed by amazing landscape as well as pristine nature. In addition you might see wild animals as foxes, hares and even wolves. There are a lot eagles flying in the sky. If you want fishing it is impossible there. Originally there are no fish in this lake. But some people bred fish there and still it remains to be illegal. Son Kul lake flows out through the Kajyrty River and into the Naryn River.
Chayr Kul is one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyz Republic of 3530 m. Its waters fed by the Kok Aygyr river and with no outflows. There are no fish as well.
The Merzbacher lakes are cultural heritage of the country. They used to appear and disappear all the time. In the course of a tour you will be impressed by its high quality of water. It is crystal! The lakes move about 4 km by 1 km and can vary between 40-80 meters in depth.
Sary Chelek is mountainous lake which is situated in the south west of the country. In the course of tours you will find it surrounded by mountains. The lake is very beautiful and attracts travellers from around the world.