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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has some of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the whole world and Kol-Tor lake is pretty high on that list. This lake is quite similar to Ala-Kul in terms of colors. It shines in a bright turquoise shade and adopts different tones of blue throughout the day. Kol-Tor lake, however, is much easier to access than Ala-Kul and won’t require the same level of fitness.

This lake is located at an altitude of 2700m above the village of Kegeti, around 92 km outside of Bishkek.

The two-hour hike to the lake will take you across some gorgeous alpine meadows and coniferous forest. Although the trail to the lake is relatively short, I would suggest wearing good hiking boots to get there.

This lake is very popular and easily accessible from Bishkek so it can get a bit crowded during summer. It’s still possible to access the lake throughout the rest of the year and it’s especially beautiful in winter. 

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