Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul), Tajikistan
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Glacial in origin, Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul) offers panoramic vistas from an altitude of 2,195 m (7,201 ft). The turquoise waters contrast wonderfully against its alpine surroundings and provide the perfect photo opportunity. Due to the water's high mineral content, the lake has barely any aquatic life, but the surrounding forest, a designated nature reserve, is home to an abundance of plant and animal life. Use our Dushanbe trip itinerary maker to add Lake Alexander (Iskanderkul) and other attractions to your Dushanbe vacation plans.
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The turquoise water is stoning, not matter if Alexander The Great really used the shore for his camp site. It's a long ride from Dushanbe and you really have to see the lake during different day time ... read more »
It was a long drive but it was totally worth it - the scenery on the way and there was stunning. The contrast between the dry mountains and fertile valleys was stark, with the gorgeous blue glacial wa... read more »
Arrange for a driver, a 4x4 is good to have but not a must, and go on a day trip to this lovely spot. It takes around four hours, and costs no more than $125 for car and driver. Buy produce and meat f... read more »
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