Lake Carassanese lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of Tajikistan located in the Pamir.
It was formed on February 6, 1911, after a strong 7-point earthquake, when the Murghab river was flooded as a result of a huge landslide, forming a natural dam with a height of 567 meters. The echo of the earthquake was recorded thousands of kilometers from the scene - at the Pulkovo seismic station near St. Petersburg. The filled hollow in the same year flooded the village of Sarez, which gave the name to the lake.
The Sarez lake is elongated almost 60 km long (55.8 points), with a depth of approximately 500 metres. This lake is called the pearl of the Pamir mountains-so it is extremely beautiful. The path to the lake from the valley of the river Bartang (Murgab) starts in the village Nisur and passes through the pass Garagashli village Barchadiv. From here the trail leads up the left Bank of Murgab, then rising high above the gorge, then down to the water.
By the way, information for tourists who want to see the Pamir "water" miracle: to visit the lake you need to have a special pass, as the territory of the lake is protected.
Near a stream called Kormakur, the trail turns right and steeply ascends on the Usoy dam. This dam tourists first appears the lake is Schadau, and then the lake Sarez. Shadau has the same history of origin as Sarez, but compared to the latter, it is small, and its length is only 4 kilometers. Shadau in beauty is not inferior to Sarez lake, the water in it is bright turquoise, while in Sarez it is dark blue. The shores of Sarez lake are very steep, and it is extremely difficult to pass through them in untrodden places. Therefore, in these places, tourists do not go, but prefer to connect the bays and shores of lake Sarez with routes through mountain passes.
Lake Sarez Ceresna the North by the Western extremity of the Muzkol ridge, the maximum height of the peaks reaches 5900 meters. In the West and South, the lake is surrounded by spurs of the Rushan and North-Alichur ridges; to this day, many of their peaks, 5800 meters high, remain unconquered.))) )))) #natgeography #natgeotravel #natgeo #natgeo100contest #natgeo100contest #природа #nature