SONG KOL LAKE

  • Region: Naryn
  • Best time to visit: June - September
  • Activities: Yurts, Hiking, Horse riding, Cultural events and festivals

Song Kol lake is the¬†highlight of tours in Kyrgyzstan. Lake is famous for its nomadic scenery: opened countryside, blue lake water, herds of horses and cattle, the yurts of nomads. These all create the most nomadic atmosphere in the country.¬†At 3016m it’s too cold for permanent habitation but between June and September, herders’ yurts dot the shoreside meadows every kilometre or so. It’s a sublime place to watch the sun come up or to gaze into a cold, crystal-clear night sky heavy with countless stars. Beware that weather is highly unpredictable. Snow can fall at any time so plan accordingly and be aware that July to mid-September is essentially the only season.

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