The Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes are located approximately nearly one mile away from one another in the Southeastern province of Tajikistan. These fresh-water alpine lakes, situated over 12,000 feet above sea-level, are surrounded by dense vegetation, wetlands, sand and pebble plains.
These lakes are a very rare sight to behold in the ruggedness of the Pamir mountains. The snowcapped peaks reflected in the glass-like surface of the lakes make for breathtaking natural scenery. A whole spectrum of colors visible here awakens the senses, from the pearl-white mountain tops to the pure-blue surface of the lakes. These waters are so fresh that effervescent wildlife can be observed here. An abundance of aquatic life, along with many species of ducks and geese make their home amidst the lakes' smooth waters. They form part of the Bulunkul and Yashilkul Lakes and Mountains Important Bird Area, a destination visited by hundreds each year.