Get ready for an unforgettable trip through the mountains of Tajikistan. Tajikistan is rich in lakes and their water surface occupies 1005 square kilometers, the total amount of which more then 1.5 thousand, which is about 1% of the country. Area 22 lakes is 625 square kilometers, and the largest of them is lake Karakul. Lake basins are very diverse in origin tectonic, glacial, karst. Most common are glacial lakes and resulting landslides. Glacial lakes were formed mainly in the Northern and Eastern Pamirs. Water almost all fresh water lakes of Tajikistan, except for Karakul.
The lakes are mostly filled with melted waters received from the glaciers in the upper reaches of the valley. To be honest they all in fact very different, changing the colors from turquoise to green, blue and even black depending on sun position in the sky. The only thing the lakes are similar is the crystal clear water with bottoms in full view.
Dammed lake prevalent in the highlands of central and eastern Tajikistan. These include Sarez and Yashilkul. Most of the lakes in Tajikistan is located in the upper reaches of the Amu Darya river, the Vakhsh and Zeravshan at altitudes over 3,500 meters above sea level. They feed mainly due to the melting of glaciers and snowfields. The water of many lakes strongly mineralized.