The Bakharden underground lake is a natural sight in “Kov-Ata” Cave on the northern slope of the Kopetdag. The water in the lake is very famous for its curative characteristics.
The lake is located at a depth of 52 meters from the entrance on a vertical line; it has an area of 2,700 square meters and is up to 13 meters deep. It is 72 meters long and about 30 meters wide. The surface of the lake lies 60 meters beneath the surface of the earth. Its warm, running water is clear and emerald-colored. Even in artificial lighting tiny stones at the bottom can be seen.
The water has constant temperature between 35-37C. Analysis has shown that it contains a complex combination of chemical elements. Thirty different elements have been found, to date. Their unusual combination and the high temperature suggest that the water have biological activity. A dip in the water refreshes the bather instantly. It would be hard to resist taking a dip, whether in Summer or winter. People come in large number to take bath and for this purpose changing booths and steps leading down into the lake have been built on the shore.




Meet the guests at the hotel.

09:00 – 11:00

Drive to Baharly to visit the underground lake «KovAta» (107 km to the southwest from Ashgabat). On the way to “Kov-Ata” visiting of “Ruhy” mosque - the biggest mosque in Central Asia. Next stopover to visit the Geok-depe fortress and mosque.

11:00 – 15:30

Continue the tour. Arrival in “Kov-Ata” underground lake - a unique, known natural object located 107 km to the west from Ashgabat in Baharly town. A warm hydrogen sulphide lake lies in a cave at the Kopet Dag Mountain foothills. 276 steps lead into the lake. This cave impresses with its greatness. Sightseeing of the place and swimming in the lake.

Having lunch in a Turkmen traditional house -“yurta”.

15:30 – 17:00

Return to the hotel. End of the tour.

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