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Son Kul Lake

Kyrgystan, Kyrgyzstan
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Beautiful Lake

It takes quite a drive to get there, and unless you have your own transport you will have to hire a... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
More scenic lake

Between Son Kul and Issyk Kul lake, Son Kul is more scenic because it is surrounded by snow capped... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
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“horse riding” (2 reviews)
“fish” (2 reviews)
“lake” (6 reviews)
Kyrgystan, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

It takes quite a drive to get there, and unless you have your own transport you will have to hire a driver. The trip is gorgeous and the lake is beautiful. I would recommend coming for one of the horse games they have during the...More

Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Between Son Kul and Issyk Kul lake, Son Kul is more scenic because it is surrounded by snow capped mountains. The shoreline is dotted by many many yurts. It was a good end to our journey - 8 days on horseback from Shamsy. On the...More

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...More

3  Thank jigitkg29
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...More

2  Thank Luca P
Reviewed 6 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...More

3  Thank LisaPixie010
Reviewed 5 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
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.

Thank SE s
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...More

Thank AbracadabraEngland
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Alice_the_wonderland
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank nadi O o
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