Son-Kul Lake

Son-Kul is a large alpine lake in Naryn region that is considered thesecond largest in the Kyrgyz Republic. The lake is fresh, up to 14 meters deep. It freezes at the end of autumn and thaws only in spring.

Son-Kul is located at an altitude of 3,000 meters above the sea level, surrounded by mountain ranges from the north and south, beyond which, in clearweather, you can see the peaks of the ranges of the Central Tien Shan.

Son-Kul coast

Trips to the lake are also popular with cyclists, as the road runningalong the lake winds up and down the hills.

In summer, residents of nearby villages camp here, and therefore it will be interesting for tourists to live in a Kyrgyz yurt, rent a horse and enjoythe beauty of the lake to feel like the nomads. Son-Kul valley is uninhabited the rest of the year.


Mausoleum of the Kyrgyz hero - Tailak Baatyr, built in the 19th century is located onthe northern shore of the lake.

There are 4 passesleading to the lake, which can be driven by car, and many hiking trails, whichcan be taken to travel both by bicycle and on horseback.


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