Chukurak Lake- one of the smallest and alpine lakes of Tajikistan is located in the western part of the Hissar Ridge in the southeastern part of Penjikent district at an altitude of 2440 meters above sea level. The total area of Lake Chukurak is 35 square kilometers and is implied by a system of one relatively large and two small lakes located in a mountain pit interconnected aboveground sewage.
Photo of Chukurak lake
To the east of Lake located Chukurak other system lakes called Kuli-Kalon distance which is approximately 3 km away. and shares great mountain. Nature around the lake Chukurak very rich in flora and in particular archami (spruce). The water temperature in the lake a bit cold and it is risky to swim.
Around the lake in the summer is full of tourist tents can be seen, and most of them are European guests. Lake name in English means “Deep” and the water in it is fresh. Chukurak living lake and its inflow and outflow constant (underground). Its water is mainly replenished by the surrounding crystal-clear ice.
Location Lake of Chukurak on Map
Distance from Lake Chukurak to the capital of Tajikistan – Dushanbe city is about 210 km. on the road. The route towards the lake is possible through the Kosh village and then to the village of homeland poet Abuabdulloi Rudaki (Pandjrudak) and the rest of the route in the southeastern part of the highlands at a distance of 15 km.
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The geographical coordinates of Lake “Chukurak”: 39 ° 15’47 “north latitude and 68 ° 08’03” east longitude. Other nearby small lake of natural mountainous pit is located south of Lake Ziyorat and up the mountain at an altitude of 2811 meters.