Sarez lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan, located in the Pamirs. It was formed on February 6, 1911, after a strong 7 magnitude earthquake, when the Murgab River was dammed up as a result of a huge landslide, thus forming a natural dam of 567 meters high. The echo of the earthquake was recorded thousands of kilometers far from this place - at the Pulkovo seismic station near St. Petersburg. The filled hollow in the same year flooded the village of Sarez, which gave the name to the lake.
Lake Sarez stretches almost 60 km long and is about 500 meters deep. This lake is called the jewel of the Pamir Mountains - it is extraordinarily beautiful. The path to the lake from the Bartang (Murghab) river valley starts in the village of Nisur and goes through the Jarnogdashtag pass to the village of Borchadiv. From here the trail runs up the left bank of the Murghab, rising high above the gorge and then descending to the water.
For the information of tourists wishing to see the Pamir "water" miracle: a special pass is necessary to visit the lake, as the territory of the lake is under protection.