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Lake Besh-Kol. Dzungarian Alatau.

Lakes in Dzungarian Alatau.

“Nature is an eternal example of art; and the greatest and noblest thing in nature is man.”

Vissarion Belinsky.

Walks to lakes in Dzungarian Alatau.

The moraine, flowing lake Besh-Kol is located at an altitude of 3450 meters above sea level in the western tributary of the Karasai River, is located in an extensive circus between the northwestern slopes of the Kongorobo Mountains and the southeastern slopes of the Dzhungarsky Alatau ridge in the Eskeldin district of Almaty region.
In the upper reaches of the southern slope of the Dzhungarsky ridge there is an extensive circus with an area of ​​8.62 square kilometers and a perimeter of 12.63 kilometers. In this circus there are 5 large and 10 small lakes, from which the western sources of the Karasai River originate.
Lake Besh-Kol is located in the northwestern part of the circus. The area of ​​the lake is 85405 square meters, the perimeter of the lake is 1131 meters. The length of the lake from south to north is 350 meters, the largest width in the central part of the lake is 320 meters.
850 meters northwest of Besh-Kol, in the crest of the Dzungarian Alatau ridge, there is the Demekpe Pass, 3742 meters above sea level. 1.3 kilometers to the northeast in the glacier basin there is a moraine lake Besh-Kol 1 located at an altitude of 3457 meters above sea level.
1.4 kilometers to the southeast is the moraine Lower Karasai Lake at an altitude of 3333 meters above sea level. A river flows out of the southeastern part of the lake, which, after 150 meters, flows into the Lower Lake Besh-Kol, located at an altitude of 3448 meters above sea level.
The length of the Lower Besh-Kol is 272 meters, the width in the southern part of the lake is 140 meters. The next in the cascade of lakes after 370 meters is a small, intermediate lake. Behind it, at a distance of 245 meters, there is Lake Demekpe.
When viewed from above, the lake resembles the profile of a human face, with a pronounced nose in the eastern part. 
Geographic coordinates of Lake Besh-Kol: N44°58'43.24" E79°45'04.30"

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.