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Zhasylkol lake Dzungarskiy Ala-Tau.

Trip on lake Zhasylkol.

“The Dzungarian ridge lasts along the Kazakhstan Chinese border on 400 km and represents a peculiar barrier, mountains of Central Asia and the West Siberian ridges. The Dzungarian Ala-Tau received the name from once aggressive people living here - the Zunghar who disappeared under the pressure of the Chinese empire in the XVIIIth century”

Walk on horses from settlement of Lepsinsk to lake Zhasylkol.

The lake Zhasylkol is located on a northern slope of the ridge the Dzungarskiy Ala-Tau in the valley of the river Aganakty at the height of 1640 meters above sea level. A pearl of the Dzungarian Ala Tau is the lake Zhasylkol which is near the village of Lepsinsk.
In the summer to the lake to flow down the numerous streams originating from glaciers of Dzungaria the rough river Aganakty flows into it. Therefore Zhasylkol water almost always muddy, saturated blue and greenish shades.
The lake was chose long ago by the proud handsome of a marals. The travel is here a fine opportunity to visit a bosom of the virgin nature and to enjoy magic types. In 9 kilometers, on the South, from the lake the river Aganakty accepts east inflow of the river Ekisha which is formed from merge of two small rivers - the western inflow of the river Balakora and east inflow of the river of Kora.
The river Kora originates from thawed snow of a glacier of Satpayev which comes to an end in the south with the pass Kara-Choky, on which in the width direction there passes the frontier between Kazakhstan and the Republic of China.
Berg glacier forms inflow of Balakora who merging with the river of Kora forms the river Ekiasha. The western inflow of the river Aganakty is called Aganakty-1 who follows from the lake the Top Zhasylkol. The greatest extent, on length, the lake Zhasylkol from the northern coast to the southern mouth of the river Aganakta makes 2 kilometers 70 meters.
The greatest width in a northern part of the lake - 751 meters. From an apiary Wheat to the lake on a track on the valley of the river Aganakty - about 10 kilometers, from the lake to an huntsman cordon Zhalanash more than 13 kilometers.
Till eightieth years of the last century the leg of the person did not go here, the frontier here. The Dzungarian ridge lasts along the Kazakhstan Chinese border on 400 km and represents a peculiar barrier, mountains of Central Asia and the West Siberian ridges.
The Dzungarian Ala-Tau received the name from once aggressive people living here - the Zunghar who disappeared under the pressure of the Chinese empire in the XVIIIth century. It is translated as "the motley mountains lying on the left side of a hand".
These mountains are unique, northern slopes remind Altai, and southern Zailiysky Ala-Tau. Only in these regions it is possible to meet the virgin nature, animals which are not afraid of people, and passes which seldom who ever passed.
The best-known place of a ridge so-called Dzhungar gate - mountain pass between the ridges Birliktau and Maylitau through which the Great Silk way. This historical place - the field of decisive fight of Kazakhs with Zunghars.
The Russian explorers called Dzungaria "gate to Asia". In the Middle Ages through them from the East on the West there passed the Mongolian soldiers of Genghis Khan. Between Russia-Japan and World War I by the wars in these regions the set foreign a military investigation worked, there were, German, English, Japanese officers.
One of them explained the interest with desire to learn local language, others - went at the other end of the world to hunt.

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Authority:
Alexander Petrov, Elena Gurina.                                                                                                                                              

Photos:
Alexander Petrov.