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Must visited place if you come to Kyrgyzstan...

I have been there three times totally and I want to go there again. Because this lake is truly attractive. When you reach Tüz-Ashuu pass and see Son-Kul, you say wow... It is so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I have been there three times totally and I want to go there again. Because this lake is truly attractive. When you reach Tüz-Ashuu pass and see Son-Kul, you say wow... It is so beautiful! What can you do there? 1. You will experience the real nomadic life in yurt camps; 2. You can do horse riding; 3. You can... More 

1 Thank jigitkg29
Cernusco, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This place is absolutely a must-see of Kirghizstan. I've never seen such a landscape. However, getting here it's quite complicated and requires a good spirit of adaptation. I've got no clue, BTW, how the tour companies contact the people that run the yurts where you sleep in the night.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Yes it's remote and challenging to access, there is no running water, you live with long drops and need every later of clothing you own to keep warm overnight at altitude, but the rewards are rich. Views that the word 'stunning' was invented for but still doesn't do justice. Interaction with semi-nomadics who are delighted to show their way of... More 

1 Thank LisaPixie010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Got here as part of a horse trek Living in a yurt so a game of horse riding with a dead sheep cant remember what it was called but it was both spectacular and violent Top place

1 Thank chosroes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

This lake is one of the best in central asia.Very good views.Only basic yurt accomadation is available.Very poor toilet facilites.You can order a meal for about 6 US $.Fried fish from the lake is good.Kochkor village has homestay accomadtion if you prefer basic toilet facilities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Not an easy place to get too. Best is with a guide in private car or bus. Accommodation in yurt camps, some of dubious quality. However the place is stunning. We visiting petroglyphs , ancient stone circles and were entertained with an evening of horseback sports. Sunset and sunrise are awesome. One of the most remarkable landscapes I have visited.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Once you manage to pass over the 3500 meter pass, you'll get to the shores of Song-Kel Lake. A truly amazing place where in May, there was only 2 yurts settled up close to it's shores, as snow still covered the surrounding mountains and made it difficult to access. We stayed a few days in tents under the clear blue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

You are simply in another world. It is very cold. You feel the difference - it is something else. You spend the night with the locals in their Yurta - super experience.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

The lake is surrounded by mountains and it is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Nomads come to this area with their families and herders to use it as a pastureland. We enjoyed very much the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. We had Dinner and overnight in nomadic yurt.

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