Lake Kucherla (Кучерлинское) is located in the Altai Mountains and Katun Nature Reserve of Siberia. Together with Lake Teletskoye, Belukha Mountain and the Ukok Plateau it belongs to a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled "Golden Mountains of Altai".
The lake is surrounded by alpine meadows and peaks over 10,000 feet high. It is situated at the height of 1790 meters above mean sea level, stretching for 4,67 km from north to south. The lake area is 3 km2. It is up to 54,8 meters deep. The lake is popular with tourists and holds a stock of grayling.
Siberia (//; Russian: Сиби́рь, tr. Sibir'; IPA: [sʲɪˈbʲirʲ] ( listen)) is an extensive geographical region constituting almost all of North Asia. Comprising the central and eastern portion of the Russian Federation, Siberia was part of the Soviet Union (USSR) from its beginning, as of its predecessor states, the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire since the 16th century.