Song Kol Lake, Naryn

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An alpine body of water, Song Kol Lake provides for leisurely exploration of an unspoiled natural environment and a glimpse into a simple life of the herders that live in the area. Lying at an altitude of 3,016 m (9,895 ft), the lake covers an area of about 270 sq km (104 sq mi) on a vast plain bordered by dramatic mountain ranges. Here you'll be able to take hikes into the surrounding mountains, frolic in the lake, and take horse treks around the region. Prettily decorated yurts serve as authentic places to stay, while the local herders provide supplies. Bear in mind that this remote destination is only reachable by car. Make Song Kol Lake a part of your Naryn vacation plans using our Naryn road trip planner.
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  • Very well organized and executed. The Yurts at Song Kul were not luxurious but more than comfortable and neat and clean. Our hosts were a joy to be with, the meals scrumptious and the lake was unbelie...  more »
  • A beautiful few days and nights we spent on the lake Song Kol. Huge spaces, beautiful views, thousands of horses. Our 4 year old son could enjoy freedom like nowhere else. Around the lake is a lot of guts that can be found and POOBCOWAC with nature completely alone. I recommend to people wishing to escape from civilization for a few days.
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  • Snow came early this year. The road to Song Kul was made even more difficult with snow but still beautiful nevertheless. Average costs for one way/return is 3600 to 4500som ~USD50. We arranged our tra...  more »
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  • Very comfortable yurt. With a heater for the cold night. Good food (dinner and breakfast). Warm shower is extra to pay.
  • Great 3 days Horse riding with Pegas Adventure: One of the best tours and travels .very well organized and Mr.Tilek was very reliable . Quick respond and always trying to help you. I had taken 3 days horse trekking even though I never ride a horse in my life. Trek started with kochkor-Kyzart pass-Kilemche jailoo-Song Kol lake -Zhaman Kalmak Ashu pass -kochkor ..Our guide Tim he was awesome and fun loving person .Without him, the trip would have been not this much exciting and fun. Now I am pro in horse riding and galloping ..I will highly recommend Pegas adventure without even thinking twice .. Thank you especially Tilek
  • Relaxing atmosphere! Lake is beautiful. You can experience horse riding and try a traditiinal drink kumys (horse milk).
  • Would give 10 stars if I could.
  • We did a 3-day independent trek to Song-Kul from Kyzart pass. The first night we stayed in a tourist yurt (yurts just there to cater for tourists) which was fine. The second night we stayed with a local family in their yurt which was a very unique experience. A lot of kumis (fermented mare's milk) was involved... The lake itself is amazing and the third day we spent hiking west to east along its shore in search of a ride back to Kochkor. A must see in Kyrgyzstan, I would recommend trekking there if you have the time.
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