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The Altai mountains – land of the lakes . many of which are known far beyond its borders. Among the most popular tourist sites – Karakol lake .

Special status

It is a whole system of lakes located in the upper reaches of the river Karakol. You can find them on the West side of the ridge, Iago. There are not many tourist facilities. in the area of lake Aya, which is explained by the fact that Karakol lake designated as a natural monument and protected. In 1978 they received this status, and then in 1996 it was once again confirmed.

In Karakolka values for lakes of the Altai Republic there is no doubt – this is the glacial lakes that occurred in the period of Quaternary glaciation. The boundary of the protected area lies on rocks of southern and South-Eastern spurs, through the locus of kadrovika. Geographically Karakol lakes Chemal is located in the administrative district of the Republic. The protected area is five square kilometers.

Karakol lake – this is one of the most popular tourist places in Altai . but to put tents in these places is very difficult because of the status of the territory. Those who especially wants to stay here must be arranged with the administration of the protected area, for example, with the on-duty caretaker. However, most often special problems in obtaining permission does not arise.

Some facts

Just seven Karakol lakes . The lowest of them is situated at an altitude of 1820 meters, top – at the height of 2097 meters. The deepest point in the lakes is less than ten metres.

The climate of Karakol lakes is quite cool. Compared to neighboring mountain valleys the average summer temperature is always several degrees lower (in July the average is 10-11 degrees Celsius). Although this is offset by the fact that winter is here a bit warmer.

These beautiful lakes are surrounded by a real mountain taiga, which is directly in front of the traveler is replaced by woodlands and subalpine meadows. Thus, a trip to Karakol lake – this is another opportunity to see how one geographical area after another.

A trip to Karakol lake – one of the popular excursions for tourists vacationing in the Altai. And if you love beauty, created by nature, then you definitely found the right place!

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