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Song Kol Lake, Naryn

Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Kyzart Travel organised for us a trip to Song Kul. That was great: Beginning I asked horse riding to Song kol lake, and company recommended start from Bishkek by car till Kyzart village, We ride...  more »
  • After an incognito 2020, i decided to do something adventurous in 2021 and wow what i start i had in Kyrgyzstan. I flew to Bishkek 0n 2nd feb and decided to visit places which are famous in summer...  more »
  • This is a must visit when in the country. The lake is very beautiful and you can stay overnight in the yurt camps by the lake and experience what it is like to live like the locals. Great to wake up.....  more »
  • Beautiful lake Dog kol lake
  • Every time when I visit Son-Kul I enjoy nature. Like to see horses and shepherds around. However overnight in yurt is not so comfortable for me.
  • Great place to visit. Weather changes really fast. Always four seasons.
  • Beautiful nature and lake! You can do a bit of hiking, horse riding and visit a yurt. It definitively is worth the trip to go there for the view and the secenery. Best if you have your own car! The nights get cold even in summer.
  • One of the must places to visit in Kyrgyzstan. The lake is 3000 meters above sea level. The weather could be very cold even in June. Amazing view of the lake and surrounding snow-capped mountains especially at sunset.

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