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Lake Kol-Suu.

Travel on lakes Naryn of province.

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Mountain hiking in Kyrgyzstan.

The lake Kol-Suu is in the Naryn region at the height of 3514 meters above sea level, in the valley of the river of Ak-Sai, on border with China. It is located in riverheads Kurumduk, the right inflow Kok-Kia, at the height of 3500 - 3600 meters above sea level.
The lake was formed from a strong earthquake, at a massif collapse. The lake represents a twisting canyon. Extent - 10,5 kilometers, width - 0,5 - 2 kilometers, the area of a mirror - 4,5 square kilometers, water volume - 338 000 000 cubic meters, depth is up to 10 meters.
Water level in the lake annually changes to a shallowing. Lake Kol-Suu one of the most beautiful mountain lakes of Kyrgyzstan. Having reached the lake, you will be fascinated by a fantastic landscape. From a natural dam the beautiful view of the lake with its fantastic types - steep rocks hundreds meters high, falls, the rocky island, bays, caves and grottoes opens.
The turquoise bowl of water is surrounded by steep peaks which tops are covered with snow even in the hottest summer. Color of water constantly changes, depending on lighting. Approximately in two kilometers from a blockage, between steep walls of a canyon, the rock island fifty meters high is seen.
Rocks have a fancy relief, - they are speckled by grottoes, caves and deepenings. To see the lake completely and to take pleasure, it is necessary to float on it by boats. Also caves are very interesting. The main cave has a narrow entrance in rocks on the right side of a dam.
At first you get to the extensive high hall with "altar", and then the cave is divided into two narrow passes. There are no stalactites a wall of the lower corridors are covered with the interesting invoice similar to coral reeves which decorate water crystals.
Even in the summer there it is very cold. Extremely and unforgettably. The temperature in summer 14 - 16 degrees during the day and at night can drop below zero. The summer start from 10 July to 15 August. And even in this period it can be snow.
Water temperatures range in summer between 6 - 8 degrees. Flora and fauna of the lake is not known.

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Alexander Petrov.