Iskanderkul Lake

Iskanderkul Lake

Beautiful turquoise Iskanderkul, Lake Alexander, is a high-altitude lake ringed by craggy mountain peaks. From Khujand, drive over the dramatic 11,000-foot Shakristan Pass through the Fan Mountains, favorites with adventurous trekkers and hikers. Serene Iskanderkul was formed when debris from a landslide dammed up the outlet of the Iskander River.

PUBLISHED: July 18, 2013