Jeep tour to Zhasylkol Lake in Dzungaria
Travel from Almaty to Zhongar-Alatau Park and Nature Reserve
Travel from the city of Nur-Sultan to the mountains of the Dzungarian Alatau
Detailed route to Zhasylkol Lake: Almaty city – Kapchagai city – Saryozek railway station – Taldykorgan city – Sarkand village – Pokatilovka village – Wheat apiary – Zhasylkol Lake 1640 meters above sea level (462 km)
Zhasylkol is a beautiful alpine lake, located in the mountains of the Dzungarian Alatau, in the mountain gorge of Agynykaty, at an altitude of 1630 meters above sea level, the lake is part of the Zhongar-Alatau Nature Reserve and the National Park of Kazakhstan. The distance from the village of Lepsy to Lake Zhasylkol is 15 km. The Agynykatty River falls into the lake, the water in the lake is turquoise. The water in the lake is very cold, if desired, you can swim in Lake Zhasylkol, but it is recommended not to sail far from the shore. The water temperature in summer is 10 degrees Celsius.
Lake Zhasylkol is located in a mountainous area, so it is best to travel to the lake by 4x4 jeeps. There is also no tourist infrastructure on Lake Zhasylkol, so you need to bring all the necessary equipment for the installation of a base camp, tents, sleeping bags, kitchen equipment, etc. The distance from the main parking place and our base camp to Lake Zhasylkol is 9 km. A mountain trail leads to the lake, which crosses a dense coniferous forest, beautiful forest clearings and a birch forest. We recommend traveling to Lake Zhasylkol with a guide who knows the area well, and you can also use the services of a local guide on the spot.
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