The lake Chatyr-Kol is located between the At-Bashy and Torugart-Too ranges, and situated at an altitude of 3530 meters above sea level. The dimensions of the lake are as follows: length - 23 km, width - 11 km, surface area - 170.62 sq.km, depth - 20 meters. The water surface covered with about a meter thick layer of ice in winter. In the spring, the lake filled with streams of mountain rivers, which flow down from the glaciers. The southeastern shore of the lake is swampy, while the northern shore is rocky. The shore of Chatyr-Kol is a habitat of various species of animals and birds: wild ducks, mountain geese, snow leopards, marmots and (Capra ibex) ibexes. The lake is a part of the Karatal-Japyryk State Reserve.