The most beautiful lake of South Ural. Mecca for believers, Bashkirs, and for paragliders.
Aushkul lake is situated at an altitude of 413 meters above sea level. The lake is oval in shape, length 2 km, width – about 1.5 kilometers. The lake is shallow. The average depth is only 1.85 metres high. The bottom is flat, covered with glacial gravel and silt.
As reported the scientists, the water of the lake is mineralized and it belongs to hydrocarbonate-calcium-magnesium waters. With soft water, slightly alkaline.
The lake is ideal for swimming and for fishing. Here roach, bream, perch, pike, tench, vendace. Meet cancers.
From the West on the shore of the lake rises mount Oustau (645 meters). Its cone rises above the surface of the lake at 230 meters. The ascent is not difficult for the trained people. On the way probably will make a few stops, out of breath. But with the top of the mountain offers beautiful views of the lake, mountains and countryside.
On the mountain there are several revered among the Bashkirs graves. One of them is a stone slab with ancient text in Arabic script. The text suggests that here is buried the Arab Sheikh. Plate in 1905 brought from Bishkek and installed to replace worn-out previously existing. Nearby, two graves of Awliya saints and Sofas. Continue reading