In the Altai, in the foothills of the Western Sayan mountains, is lake Teletskoe – beautiful lake region.
The lake is small, a width of on average about 3 km, it stretches for 77 km in length. Teletskoye lake is filled with fresh water, situated in a glacial tectonic depression at 436 m above sea level. The lake is deep, in the deepest part – up to 325 m, with an amazingly blue transparent, more than 15 m deep, water.
Lake the lake was named by Russian Cossacks-pioneers, more than 400 years ago mastered the vast expanses of Western Siberia. According to one version this name ascends to the name of local people, Teleuts, local peoples call it in Turkish manners Altyn-Kol, the Golden lake.
On photographs taken from space, the lake has the shape of the letter “T” with a short right part of the crossbar. One part of it freezes in winter, covered with transparent ice, through which at depths up to 6 m perfectly visible bottom, some of it rarely freezes. And summer – water in the southern part of the lake is warmer than in the North.
Teletskoye lake – the great object for tourist recreation, on the banks of it there are hostels and campsites. Going on vacation in the Altai region, read the reviews about the sanatoriums of the Altai. There is also pedestrian and cycle Continue reading