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Kel Suu

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Although this fantastic canyon lake is hard to get to, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the country. It was formed thousands of years ago when part of the mountains around it collapsed and created a massive natural reservoir. The lake is surrounded by cliffs so tall that it defies the imagination. there are numerous caves and alcoves in the rocky crags around Kel Suu that you can explore on foot and there’s a small island in the center of the lake that you can reach by boat.

This natural gem is considered to be one of the most beautiful and spectacular mountain lakes in the Kyrgyz Republic and it’s also one of the highest lakes in the world. It’s located in a valley called Kok-Kiya.

This lake is very remote. The road to get there is very rough and bumpy and there are many river crossings where there is no bridge. Even with a 4×4 car, the water level in these rivers might be higher than the floorboards. There are no local Mashrutkas that go there either so advise to contacting a local tour company to arrange transportation to this lake.

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