Top spectacular natural landmarks of the world (P.287) Ala-Kul: Turquoise lake in snow-capped mountains

08-09-2023

(WorldKings.org) The turquoise Ala-Kul is surrounded by snow-capped gray mountains that give the lake an unspoiled appearance and striking contrast.

Ala-Kul Lake is a high-altitude lake located in the Terskey Alatau mountains of Kyrgyzstan. It is about 3,532 meters above sea level and has a surface area of about 1.5 square kilometers.

Literally, the name Ala-Köl would mean 'variegated lake,' although it probably takes its name from the Ala-Таu mountains lying further north. A Russian traveler named Putimtsoff was the first to knowingly visit the lake in 1811. He gave a good description of it, mentioning rocks of different colors in the lake, and the furious winds blowing around the lake. Thirty years later Alexander von Schrenk explored the lake and its surroundings.

The lake is thought to have been formed by a glacier that melted thousands of years ago. The glacier carved out a valley, which eventually filled with water to form the lake.

The lake is surrounded by mountains, which provide a stunning backdrop. The mountains are covered in snow and glaciers, which give the lake a pristine and untouched appearance. The lake is a popular destination for hiking, camping, and fishing. The most common fish in the lake are the carp, the grayling, and the taimen.

There are also a number of yurt camps located near the lake, where visitors can stay overnight and experience the local culture.

 

According to the Internet


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