Song Kul

 

Song Kul is a high alpine lake in the Tian Shan Mountains of central Kyrgyzstan.

The lake, which is surrounded by a broad summer pasture and mountains is known for its scenic beauty, but it is somewhat inaccessible. The most popular route is the 53 mile (85 km) road from Sary-Bulak on the main north-south highway.

There are no facilities on the lake, but local herders will provide supplies and rent yurts. The area is inhabited and safely accessible only from June to September.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Yurt Homestay

Although visitors can camp on their own, one of the special experiences of Son Kul is the opportunity to stay in one of the local yurts. Arrangements can be made locally during the nomadic season -- June to September.
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Song Köl is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan. It lies at an altitude of 3016 m. The lake’s is about 29 km long and 18 km wide. It is the second largest lake after Issyk Kul Lake, and the largest fresh water lake in Kyrgyzstan. In 2011, Song Köl was designated by Kyrgyzstan as its third Wetland of International Importance for the Ramsar List.

It is surrounded by a broad summer pasture and mountains. While its beauty is undeniable, it is rather inaccessible.
Also of Interest:
Combination
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Scenic Local Market
Natural
Alpine Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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