SARY CHELEK LAKE

  • Region: Jalal Abad
  • Best time to visit: all year round, best during June - September
  • Activities: hiking
  • Altitude: 1870m

The lake is located at an altitude of 1873 meters above sea level and stretches for 7.5 kilometers in length and 350-1500 meters wide in Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve, 500km away from the capital. For your information, you can find more than 1000 types of plants, 10 kinds of birds and 34 species of mammals (such as deer, lynx, wolves, foxes, bears, badgers, porcupines and even snow leopards), though to see bears, wolves and foxes you will have to walk a very long way. The coastline is heavily covered by forest which grows to the very edge of the lake creating a magical and peaceful atmosphere for every traveller.

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