Lake Ai-Kol (Ai-Kel, Ai-Kul)

This 'moon' (ai means 'moon' in Kyrgyz) lake is located on the northern slope of Turkestan range is almost 1 km2. The altitude of the lake is 3, 000 m and this is one of the most difficult lakes to get to. The lake has two streams flowing into it and is covered by ice in winter.