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Lake Narynkol Verkhnee.

Nature of South Kazakhstan.

"We have seen visions of the night
By the porch of the northern mountains,
We rocked the forest stars
On the black eyes of the lakes."

    Yuri Vizbor. "Calm down, buddy." Dedicated to V. Samoilovich. 1962.

Lakes in Narynkol gorge.

Lake Verkhneye Narynkol is located at an altitude of 3548 meters above sea level, located on the upper left sources of the Narynkol River, on the northern slope of the Meridional ridge, in the Narynkol region, Almaty region.
The lake is located at the end of a 1.1 km long moraine that descends from the southwestern slope of a closed gorge from the ridge crest. The highest point of the ridge is located at an altitude of 4227 meters above sea level.
In the depths of the moraine lies a glacier that feeds a number of lakes, including the Upper Narynkol Lake. The length of the lake from south-west to north-east is 590 meters, the greatest width in the central part is 380 meters.
The lake area is 156379 square meters, the perimeter of the lake is 1675 meters. A stream flows out of the eastern part of the lake, which after 400 meters flows into the Lower Lake Narynkol located at an altitude of 3412 meters above sea level.
At 4.5 kilometers to the southeast, in the crest of the ridge, along which the state border between the Republic of China and the Republic of Kazakhstan passes, there is the Alaaygyr pass with a height of 3870 meters above sea level.
Geographic coordinates of the Verkhnee Narynkol lake: N42 ° 30'58.73 "E80 ° 12'11.81"

Authority andphotos by
Alexander Petrov.