Iskanderkul

Iskanderkul

Lake Iskander-kul is an alpine lake of glacial origin at an elevation of 2.242m (7,355ft) above the sea level, located in Sughd province, in western Tajikistan.

Located in the Fann Mountains, the road to the lake is gravel and bumped. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. 4wd vehicle required. The last part (15-20 km) of the road is a horrible grave path. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. The lake reaches 72 meters in depth with a territory of 3,4 square km. Hear local legends about the Alexander the Great and his horse on the shore of Iskanderkul. Iskander is the local name of Alexander the Great and Kul means lake.
Pic: Kunal Bhattacharya