3 Days trip around Issyk Kul

Short Tour to Issyk Kul

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Around Issyk Kul Lake Tour

Issyk Kul – The Pearl of Kyrgyzstan and whole central Asia. During this tour you will explore Lake Issyk Kul, the second-largest alpine lake in the world and the number one beach resort in Kyrgyzstan. 

Issyk Kul
 lake is about 150 km long and almost 700 meters deep and is surrounded by snowy-capped Tien Shan mountains even during the hottest summertime.  The nature in Issyk Kul area is also very unique and it has been recognized by Unesco as a biosphere reserve.

Tour Itinerary

Driving from Bishkek to the Grigorievka Gorge (300 km – about 5 hours). Lunch. Upon arrival in the Grigorievka village, drive to the Chon Ak-Suu (Grigorievka) Gorge to the check-point, from where we will start light trekking. Check-in in the Kyrgyz farmer’s family house, in the Tepke Village, there you can see Kyrgyz horses. 

After breakfast, transfer to the Kara Kol city. A brief city tour that will highlight the architecture, cuisine and local culture of Kara Kol city. Lunch. Then the way to the famous Jeti-Oguz Gorge, it is famous with the Broken Heart Mountain and Seven Oxen. On the way, depending on the time, we can stop at “Skazka” (Fairy tale) canyon. Accommodation at the guesthouse, in the Bokonbaevo village.

After breakfast, drive back to Bishkek through the southern shore of the Issyk Kul lake. On the way, we stop at the historical place – Burana Tower, remnants of the capital of Karakhanidi Empire (9th-12th century). Transfer to the hotel upon arrival in Bishkek. End of the service.

Tour Itinerary


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