Bele Lake

Lake Bele is the biggest mineral reservoir in Khakasia and perhaps in whole East Siberia. It is situated in 8 km to the south from Lake Shira, in a wide woodless hilly country. The northern and north-western sides of the lake are bordered with mountain chain and two peaks which are called Chalpan (height 586, 2 m) and Ostraya (height 582, 7 m).

Many ancient things and primitive rock paintings have been found near the Chalpan Mountain. There are also remains of a medieval fortress that still persist.

A lot of people come here in summer to swim and sunbathe from all nearest cities and towns; the popularity of Bele is growing. The absence of available rooms in camping sites and plenty of tents on the shore are proving this.

The whole lake consists of two lakes connected with a neck. Western part of the lake is called Big Bele and the eastern part – Small Bele. Chemical water composition is sulphate-chloride, sodium-magnesium. Its mineralization is changing from 9 to 14 gram per liter and it is known that in the eastern part it is higher. And it is substantially higher to the depth of the lake.



Departure point: the camping site “Delor” in Shira village

Itinerary: Shira village – Lake Bele, 50 km by bus

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

For groups of: 11 persons

Available: from the second part of June till the second part of August (depends on the weather)


FROM: 47.00 EUR

Bele Lake

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