Kyrgyz Lakes

Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will surely visit lakes of the country. There is the abundance of lakes that may be seen in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. When you start to travel on the car for rent in Kyrgyzstan you will be told a lot of legends and myths. These legends and myths, fairy tales were created due to the fact that people couldn't explain the emergence of some significant place or there is a supposition that some events really happened but were changed in the course of time. These legends concern the existence and emergence of various places that may be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. They were passed down through generations in an oral way. Everything was passed in Kyrgyzstan from father to son.

It is known that there are about 2000 lakes in the country. These lakes are the aim for all travelling in Kyrgyzstan. Some of them are seen at the altitude of 2500-4000m above sea level and comprise 6836 km2 of the territory.

In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you can face with the fact that from the Kyrgyz the word "kul" is translated as "lake". So, travelling in Kyrgyzstan rent cars you can always understand where is any lake seeing this part of the whole name - Issyk Kul, Son Kul and Chatyr Kul.

We have already mentioned that there is a great variety of lakes that may be visited in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. Our company is glad to consult you on the subjest of great places for visiting. We are ready to take in account your wishes and desires so that you will always find the country interesting for travelling. Speaking of the lakes of the country, we identify the following:

Issyk Kul is visited annually by thousands of people and they find it as a great place for making tours. The lake is said to be the pearl of the country as it is located in the very heart of mountains. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan in the Issyk Kul region you will be at the altitude of 1600 m above sea level. It is possible to make tours in Kyrgyzstan with starting boat cruises along the unforgettable lake. Issyk Kul is the second largest high altitude lake after lake Titicaca in South America. The lake has a legend of appearance - there was a town (ruins still may be seen at the bottom of the lake) and an earthquake happened. Two girls were not in town that they didn't suffer. But they were crying so bitterly that filled the crack appeared.

Son Kul may be visited at the altitude of 3016m above sea level in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. There are high mountains surrounding the lake and a great variety of unforgettable experience that you can achieve. Son Kul presents us all opportunities for riding a transparent boat or riding horses and bicycle.

Chayr Kul - in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will be able to make a notice of the Chayr Kul as a fishless lake. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you are free to visit the lake at the altitude of 3530 m above sea level. Despite some other lakes in the country, this one is fed by river Kok Aygyr.

We would like to note that there are lakes that show up the mystery of their appearance - every August they appear and disappear - Merzbacher lakes. Sary Chelek are presented as a type of a valley that is flooded with water. Territory of it is seen as a National Park but it is not allowed to make tours there. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan you will visit various places, the choice of the places may be taken along with our managers, who are always glad to describe certain differences.