Song Kul Travel
Song Kul is a high alpine lake situated at an altitude of 3016 meters. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan with an area of 270 square kilometers. It is three times bigger than the Zurich lake by surface and its maximum depth reaches just around 22 meters. Song Kul is one of the highlights of Kyrgyzstan.
Summer pasture by the Tian Shan
The lake is of tectonic origins and is surrounded by the central Tian Shan mountains. There are more than 20 rivers nourishing the lake and one flowing out is called Kajyrty river. There are 66 species of seasonal birds who nest at its shores and around ten species of fish. Fish were artificially introduced to the lake in the 1960s from fish farms of Issyk-Kul region. The valley has no trees but has well nourishing grass for livestock.
so what are the common activities to do at Song KUl Lake?
Go Horse Riding
Learn how to build a yurt
Watch national horse games
Get to know locals
Find a Photogenic place
Find your perfect yurt
Enjoy the Silence
Eat local food in a yurt
The best time to Travel
The weather at this summer pasture can be unpredictable: from the sunny weather with blue skies, it can turn into strong wind, rain and it can even hail in summer. Because of the weather conditions, you can access the pasture only from June to September. The best time to visit is July and August, even then pack some warm jackets and hand warmers.
Road to SonG Kul
Getting to the summer pasture is an adventure itself. There are various roads if you come from Naryn you can take a scenic route with serpentine roads.
From Kochkor it is closer to get to Song Kul, just around 40 kilometers away, however, the drive through unpaved bumpy roads takes around 3 hours and then you will need to find your yurt.
To visit this summer pasture of Kyrgyz nomads check out our group tours or write us to customize your private tour.