Chatyr-Kul Lake, At-Bashi

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  • We were lucky enough to get to Chatyr-Kul Lake when we were in the area last summer and it really is a heavenly place. It is a beautiful lake, huge area for a bird sanctuary so access is a bit...  more »
  • It is really an adventure, weather is unpredictable, it can snow any time of the year, and if you decide to do the trek on foot it is quite a tough day. At Chatyr Kul there are a few nice but simple.....  more »
  • We hiked from Tash Rabat to the lake and back in 2 days on our own, no guide, no horses, just us, a map and the tent. It took us 7 h to get there (to the lake itself) and 5 h to walk back. The hike...  more »
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  • Chatyr-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan Chatyr-Kul is located in the Ak-Sai Valley, near the border with China. It lies at an altitude of 3,500 meters, and is surrounded by high mountains. This is one of the largest lakes in Kyrgyzstan, reaching 16.5 meters (55 feet) at its deepest point. Some seventeen rivers feed into the lake, but only one is permanent - the Kekaygyr River. Chatyr-Kul means heavenly lake in Kyrgyz. The lake is a resting place for several breeds of wild birds, and although there are no fish in the lake, there are freshwater shrimp. The water temperature is between 6 and 16° Celsius (43 and 60° Fahrenheit) in July and August. In winter, the air temperature can reach as low as -54° Celsius (-65° Fahrenheit). Those travelling to Torugart may be tempted to make a detour and make a stop at Chatyr-Kul, but the land surrounding the lake is swampy and can be dangerous, and travelers need a special travel permit. Nearby are some hot springs, plus a nature reserve and a mausoleum at the Western end of the lake.
  • Nice views, hard to get to, we had a guide who showed us a path to the north west corner, took about 20 minutes from the street due to 4x4 conditions
  • Cracked, Kyrgyz roof and tent so this lake has taken this name because it is a lake with more than sea level elevation. Another beautiful with its natural beauty. Try to see...
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  • Lake Chatyr-Kyul (Chatyr-Kul) in the translation from Kyrgyz means "Heavenly Lake" and is located in the lower part of Chatyr-Kulskaya depression near Torugartsky Pass, which leads to China. It is the highest mountain of the largest lakes of Tien-shan. The lake lies at an altitude of 3530 meters above sea level in the heart of the Tien Shan Mountains. It has risen almost to the sky and has filled itself all Intermountain Hollow, hence its name the Heavenly Lake has occurred. By its size this lake occupies the third place in the country. Its total area equals 175 sq. m. KM and the area of the mirror is 153.5 sq. m. KM, and the volume of water is 610 mln. Cubic meters. The depth of the lake reaches 20 meters. In the vicinity of the lake live a lot of different species of animals: Snow leopard, red marmot and mountain goats. In summer the lake becomes like a bird's bazaar. The south-east shore of the lake was chosen by the Indian Mountain Geese,...
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