Photographer's Note

In my four days jeep trip I saw very diverse landscapes. There were dunes like in Namibia (but thousands kilometers from the ocean), Canyons and desert landscape like in Arizona, here Alpine lake with the lush vegetation around.
Kolsai is a succession of 3 alpine lakes between altitudes of 1700 – 2650m. The 3 lakes are exceptionally clear and lie in an idyllic location, surrounded by massive cliffs and mountains with snowy caps and wooded slopes. It is very close to the Kyrgyzstan borde. The mountains, Tian Shan, are very high but I can't tell how because Google map is inaccurate here.
The lake is 335 m deep. The path around was sometimes very narrow and difficult to pass, but I managed to around the whole lake. There was a bit of marshland and also the small river on this side, so had to go through water (6 deg) in my trousers in the backpack:). Like in other places, I had all this lake to myself:).
Ruslan (the driver) was very worried what had happened that I was a long time away and even went to look for me. He was quite shocked hearing my story - no one goes there.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11834 W: 126 N: 30092] (141104)
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