This lake is the second-largest inland bodies of Kazakhstan and the only deep-lake among the lakes in the republic. 600 km from Almaty, on way we will see National wildlife reserves as well.
Lake area (including islands), 2,696 km2, the water volume 58.56 cu. km length of 104 km, width 52 km, average depth of 22 m, maximum depth of 54 m, the length of the coastline of 348 km.
It is known many years ago famous Silk Road passed by water "bowls" entitled Alakol. In those days already the caravan participants who were unable to abandon after a tiring journey wanted freshening waters of the lake, they noticed: salty waves miraculously restore strength and improve health. Water degree in summer 26 degree.
The most unique wealth of Alakol lake is a mud used to treat various diseases of the joints, radiculitis, skin ailments, recovering from injuries. On its composition it is close to the sea and has medicinal properties. Sodium chloride salts contained in water have wonderful restorative effect, thalassotherapy (healing by taking sea baths) has been used successfully to treat various diseases of the peripheral nervous system.
This lake is unique, besides we can do trekking around Alakol lake as in its area existing mountains Zhongar Alatau (China border)
Alakol lake has many resorts for your comfort or you can do camping with no restriction near the beach.
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