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Toktogul Lake

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Long, narrow reservoir with superb views of surrounding mountains

Toktogul Reservoir was formed in 1976 by a Soviet-built dam across the Naryn River. The reservoir... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol A S
Marietta, Georgia
Toktogul lake and hydro power station access

As probably for many others, the swimming in the lake surrounded by hot and "moon like landscape... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
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2 weeks ago
“Long, narrow reservoir with superb views of surrounding mountains”
15 Aug 2018
“Toktogul lake and hydro power station access”
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Toktogul 715400, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toktogul Reservoir was formed in 1976 by a Soviet-built dam across the Naryn River. The reservoir is long and narrow and is the largest in Central Asia (284 square kilometers, averaging 215 meters in depth). Highway M41 (Central Asia Pamir Highway) follows the northeast and...More

Thank Carol A S
Reviewed August 15, 2018

As probably for many others, the swimming in the lake surrounded by hot and "moon like landscape" subtropical mountains was one of the highlights on our Kyrgyzstan trip. We also tried to obtain access to the Toktogul hydroelectric power plant (outside or inside excursion to...More

Thank blkr2017
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We did trip to Kyrgyzstan with Pegas Adventure. Their arranged for us From Bishkek to Toktogul after Osh direction. Our driver he speak English, Russian, Turkish. Toktogul very big reservoir and pretty. Nice place to stopping.

2  Thank nickgortatn
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Driving by the lake on the highway, we pulled our car over and found a dirt road to the shore. The sun was strong overhead so we put on bathing suits and jumped in the water. It was cool, clean and refreshing with little fish...More

Thank Max N
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Toktogul is a huge reservoir, one of the largest in the world. The panorama is incredible. The rocks have splendid colours and you get here after passing by nice gorges and valleys.

Thank Luca P
Reviewed April 21, 2016

We booked a horse rising tour at Khagan Guest house down to the lake. While the view is amazing and the lake is a beautiful, there is not much to do there. Since it is a reservoir the water level is changing a lot over...More

Thank Stywiz
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice lake. Tour easy enough for families with 3+ yo kids. We did a tour on rented horses with guides.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is interesting place to visit. The water run long way and get wider and calm at this place. The whole way of water give you difference and amazing view due to mountains in the background as well as the width of the water.

Thank sfhrizvi
Reviewed March 31, 2015

Toktogul Town in the Kyrgyz Republic connects tourists coming from the north -- such as the capital of Bishkek -- to areas south -- including the beautiful natural areas of Sary-Chelek, Arslanbob, and the city of Osh. A fun fact: during Soviet times, the town...More

1  Thank GukaImNomad
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