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Chatyr-Kul Lake

Chatyr-Kul Lake is located between the ridges of At-Bashy and Torugart-Too at an altitude of 3530 meters. Located high in the mountains, the lake up to its name - "Heaven Lake". Chatyr-Kul Lake is the third largest lake in Kyrgyzstan: an area of 175 square km. At the same time it is relatively shallow - up to 20 m. Most of the year the lake is frozen, due to its location among the glaciers. The lake is part of the Karatal-Zhapyryk National Wildlife Reserve. On the banks of the Chatyr-Kul is home to various species of animals and birds - snow leopards, marmots, mountain goats and mountain geese.