At the foot of the Chatkal mountain range, at an altitude of 1,873m above sea level, there is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world - Sary-Chelek. It appeared as a result of a strong earthquake. Its sweet water is so clear, that multicolored stones at the bottom of the lake and darting, timid fish are in full view. The lake is 234m deep, 2,280m wide and 7,500m long. Sary-Chelek is situated in the center of a National reserve. Here you can see diverse flora and fauna (300 species of plants, 32 species of trees, 80 types of bushes, 38 species of animals and 157 species of birds). Grand mountains occupy most of the reserve, resting their snow-covered peaks against the sky. The murmuring brooks sound like the endless melody of the mountains.