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Climbing scenic trail above the gorge, which runs into a virgin forest, you will get to Middle Lake through six and a half kilometers. It is situated at an altitude of 2250 meters, in the depression formed as a result of the powerful earthquake and the collapse of the eastern slope. A strong dam was formed a kilometer downstream from the confluence of two small rivers; it has not changed significantly for many thousands of years since the formation of the lake. River flowing from the lake, could not break through the canyon in the dam, it just hides in the body of the dam and is found only in the lower part. The lake has a length of one kilometer, width up to 550 meters and considerable depth. The western and northern slopes are covered with dense spruce forest. Eastern slopes with alpine meadows with rare islands of spruce forest.
This lake is also stocked with trout. It plays in transparent jets, jumping rapidly from the depths and again disappearing into the water like silver zippers.
The lake has a stylized form of the trefoil, elongated in a northerly direction. There is wonderful valley for clearing solitude with nature on the southwest side of the lake, where it empties into the nameless river. The high rock walls fall into the lake in the eastern side, lawns with thick grass and a creek flowing into the lake are formed on the remains of the collapse. This is a popular place for tourists, making trek to Issyk-Kul Lake. And the trail to the upper lake begins here. It rises on the eastern slope high above the cliffs, bathing in the waters of the lake. You can see amazing pictures, staying high above the lake; it depends on the time of day and weather. Changing light and clouds create a unique color scheme. Sometimes the color of the water is changing at lightning speed: just now it was sparkling with glittering ripples, but cloud passed over, and the water became lead-gray. Color of the lake varies from blue to ultramarine during the day.