Thursday, 21 October 2010

Iskander Kul

Iskander Kul is a mountain lake about 130 km north from Dushanbe.

The lake is beautiful but very cold in September. It is located at an altitude of 2195 m, so it is warm enough to swim there only for a short period in July and August.

Next to the lake is a holiday camp. In Soviet times it must have been a luxurious resort but now it reminds a backpackers camp.

And there's also a restaurant next to the lake. Didn't work, the season was over.
Photos by (c) Arnis Balcus

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