Lies on the popular trek routes to/from Altyn-Arashan or Karakol
gorges, this mountainous and crystal pure alpine lake set at 3532 metres above
sea level. The lake is 2.3 km wide and 700 metres across, frozen from October
to May. Taking it's waters from a glacier, limited by rocky walls of celestial
peaks it disgorges into a nice waterfall which will splash you with it's nice
cool moisture after coutineous hike.
The lake's colour changes from violet to dark blue to pink, depending
on the time of day and the weather. Trekking by the lake you have a chance to
see a flock of Karelini sheep (Tien-Shan mountain sheep) or Ibex. Snow leopards
also inhabit this area but this predator is so carefull that it is almost impossible
to see it.
Aliases: Alakol, Alakul, Ala-Kul.
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