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Kol-Ukok Lake, Kochkor

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  • Kol-Ukok lake can be seen from late May till early September. If you want to overnight at yurt camps near the shore of the lake then you have to come in July-August when some local people settle down....  more
    Kol-Ukok lake can be seen from late May till early September. If you want to overnight at yurt camps near the shore of the lake then you have to come in July-August when some local people settle down....  more »
  • In October or June you can have snow up there ! So nice ! and you will be ALONE ! If there is no-yurt camp like it was for me, before to start: just ask a tent - matress (you can rent-it in pegas... 
    In October or June you can have snow up there ! So nice ! and you will be ALONE ! If there is no-yurt camp like it was for me, before to start: just ask a tent - matress (you can rent-it in pegas...  more »
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  • Kol-Ukok Lake, Kyrgyzstan Kol-Ukok Lake, located in the Naryn Region in the Terskey Ala-Too Range, is a quiet and peaceful place, perfect for a serene trek to an unusual destination. The area is inhabited by local shepherds in the summer, and they will often offer visitors traditional milk products, such as kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) and kurut (dried salty yogurt). Also living in the area are wolves, foxes, hares and mountain goats, and plenty of wild plants and flowers, like wild garlic and edelweiss. There are Sevan trout living in the lake, and though they are not native, they have been rather successful living here. Though it does require a special border permit to reach, Kol-Ukok is growing to be one of Kyrgyzstan’s most popular treks. The distance to the lake can be covered either on horse or on foot, and smaller treks could be organized from the lake.
  • We choose here rather then song kul and we love it! You can take a easy one day hike to reach the lake. There's a river about knee deep to cross and the water is freezing cold. There are three yart there around the lake. Amazingly tranquil. We had an amazing time with the family. They still live in an old way to move here during summer, making yogurt and cream from fresh milk.

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