Kapka-Tash lake

The locals call this lake "Kol-bashi", which means "main lake, water source". The thing is that a river flows out of this lake, which falls into the next lake and fills it. The lake is located at an altitude of 2,300 meters above the sea level.

The lake area

"Kapka-Tash" is translated from the Kyrgyz as "stone gate".

Northern slope of Kapka-Tash Lake is covered only with rare shrubs and juniper trees, while its southern shore is particularly picturesque and rich in vegetation.


Shore of the lake offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks of the Fergana Range. A greenish-blue strip of Tien Shan spruce trees stretches below, and a deciduous forest descends to the shores of the lake. Birch, hawthorn and mountain ash also grow here.

Kapka-Tash is a rock-dammed lake near the Toktogul Reservoir.


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