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Lake Aksu Ontustik. Dzungarsky Alatau.

Nature tours of Dzungarsky Alatau.

“The rapprochement of man with nature does not always ennoble it. No matter how much we complain about nature, she behaves well; life, if you know how to use it, is long enough.”


Rivers of southern slope of Dzungarsky Alatau.

The moraine, flowing lake Aksu Batys is located at an altitude of 3307 meters above sea level, is located on the left tributary, in the upper reaches of the Aksu River, on the northern slope of the Dzhungarsky Alatau ridge in the Aksu district of the Almaty region.
The lake is located in a closed glacial cirque with an open northern part. The area of ​​Lake Aksu Ontustik is 41024 square meters, the perimeter is 808 meters. The length of the lake from south to north is 335 meters, the largest width in the central part is 190 meters.
Aksu Soltustik Lake is located 460 meters northwest of Lake Aksu Ontustik, located at an altitude of 3218 meters above sea level. The lake is located on the moraine of the closed part of the glacier. The lake will be filled from the sources from the Aksu West glacier, 1.7 kilometers long.
The area of ​​the glacier is 1.24 square kilometers, the perimeter is 4.8 kilometers. The upper limit of the Aksu Batys ice is located at an altitude of 3794 meters above sea level. The tongue of the glacier is located at an altitude of 3307 meters above sea level.
A river flows out of the northeastern part of the lake, which, after 460 meters, flows into Lake Aksai Soltustik. 1.2 kilometers to the east and slightly north of the lake, in the crest of the Dzungarian Alatau ridge, there is the Demekpe Pass, 3742 meters above sea level.
Geographical coordinates of Aksu Upper Western Lake in Dzungarsky Alatau: N44°59'07.94" E79°43'20.89"

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.