Song-Kol lake is the second largest lake in the country after Issyk-Kul and it’s hard to start describing just how beautiful this lake is. The azure color of the water attracts not only tourists, but also locals. Son-Kul is surrounded by green meadows, where flocks of sheep and horses graze in summer. Shepherds bring cattle here for the entire summer period, and they themselves live in specially installed yurts. Such pastures where people can live for months are called jailoos. In the cold season, yurts are rolled up.
Song kul lake is surrounded by the Tien Shan mountains and high altitude summer pastures. It’s a spectacular location and the best way to explore the area is doing horseback riding. It is definitely one of the best places in Kyrgyzstan for horseback riding.
The sunsets at Song kul lake are incredible and definetly worth the somewhat cold experience. Once the sun is gone, temperatures go down quickly. Dress warmly and bring a torch and then enjoy the colours in the sky change.
At night it is also worth getting out of your yurt to see the stars. There is almost zero light pollution at Song kul lake and being at a high altitude makes the stars even more bright. On a clear night it is almost as if you can touch them and you can easily see the Milky Way.
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