Lake Alakol is as the local sea for Kazakhstan citizens, here is warm water, long beaches of black pebbles and fantastic sunsets. The water in the lake is saline, chemical composition similar to the waters of the Black Sea. This is the largest reservoir in Kazakhstan - the lake stretches for 100 km in length and 50 km in width. The only deep-sea lake with more than 15 tributaries.
In summer, the water temperature in the lake reaches 25 degrees Celsius.
The archipelago of 3 islands is located in the center of the lake, where in 1998 the state reserve Alakol was created. You can see live rare birds listed in the Red Book of the country: flamingos, pink pelican and relic seagull.
Fishing is a routine for this lake, since the lake’s fauna consists of pike perch, perch, crucian carp, and carp. And on the shore live cormorants, swans, pelicans, herons and ducks.
Alakol has a long-standing glory of the “therapeutic lake,” the lake’s mineral salts are similar in chemical composition to the waters of the Black Sea, and hydrogen sulfide muds are also located here. Legends say that Genghis Khan was here with his wounded soldiers, and after centuries the Soviet cosmonauts restored their health on the lake.
Every year more than 100 thousand visitors come here. On the coast of the lake there are recreation centers and boarding houses, where tourists are offered health massages, therapeutic mud from the lake and water from mineral springs.
We invite you to relax on Lake Alakol with health benefits. You can get to the lake by train from the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty.