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Lake West Korzhun. Dzungarian Alatau.

Tours to natural sights of Dzhungarian Alatau.

"The creations of nature are more perfect than the creations of art."

Mark Cicero.

Tours along rivers of Dzungarian Alatau.

The moraine, flowing lake West Korzhun is located at an altitude of 3433 meters above sea level, located in the upper reaches of the western tributary of the river of the same name, on the southern slope of the Dzhungarsky Alatau ridge in the Eskeldinsky district of the Almaty region.
The area of ​​Lake West Korzhun is 34557 meters, the perimeter of the lake is 748 meters. The length of the lake from south to north is 246 meters, the width in the central part of the lake is 190 meters. In the northern part of the lake, 950 meters away, in the glacial cirque there is a glacier with a length of 600 meters.
The lake is located in the lower part of the glacial cirque, in the upper part of which there is a glacier with an area of ​​405596 square meters and a perimeter of 3053 meters. The glacier closes the upper part of the glacial valley.
The glacier flows down to the western slope from an unnamed peak 4057 meters above sea level. In the southwestern part, at the end of the tongue of the glacier, there is a small moraine lake at an altitude of 3569 meters above sea level.
A stream flows out of the southern part of the lake, which, after 400 meters, flows into a moraine, flowing lower lake, located at an altitude of 3486 meters above sea level. The lake is located in a small, moraine basin, in the west of it there is a valley glacier. The lake is 180 meters long and wide.
The area of ​​the glacier is 157,957 square meters. In the eastern, closed part of the glacier there are several small moraine lakes. A stream flows out of the northeastern part of the lake, which, after 350 meters, falls into the northwestern part of Western Korzhun Lake.
From the southern part of Lake West Korzhun, a river flows 8.2 kilometers long, which forms the main channel of the Korzhun River below. At 3100 meters to the north-west of Lake West Korzhun there is a moraine, flowing lake Korzhun at an altitude of 3368 meters above sea level.
Geographical coordinates of Lake West Korzhun: N44°55'39.93" E79°37'36.39"

Alexander Petrov.

Photos by
Sergei Mikhalkov, Almaty city.