3 Day trip around Issyk Kul

Short Tour to Issyk Kul

Tour Details

Highlights of the Tour

  • Eagle Hunting
  • Yurt Show
  • Burana Tower
  • Canyon “Fairy tale”
  • Overnight in a Yurt like real nomads
  • City tour in Bishkek and Karakol
  • Issyk-Kul, The second largest mountain lake in the world 

Tour Itinerary

Meeting with the driver at the airport. Transfer to Issyk-Kul lake. Issyk Kul is the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca Lake in South America.  Issyk Kul –means warm lake, not freeze in winter as it is salty lake with length 200km and wide is 60km, with the deepest place is 730m. We call the lake “the pearl” of Kyrgyzstan. The road goes via mountains of Kyrgyz range. 

On the way, we will stop not far from Tokmok town (60 km) and have excursion to Burana Tower, a place on the Great Silk Road dated to 11th century. 

We will visit the Fairy Tale canyon. 

Upon arrival to the lake, dinner and accommodation in a yurt camp nearby lake. 

(Included meals: breakfast/-/ dinner)

Accommodation: 2 people accommodation in a yurt with shared facilities outside.

After breakfast at the guesthouse transfer to Karakol. 

Drive to Jeti-Oguz gorge, where will visit the famous seven bulls red rocks. Light walking to the panorama, where you will enjoy the view of red rocks. 

City tour with visiting of the Russian Orthodox church in Karakol, which functioned as a dance hall under the Soviet regime and as a school in World War II. The Dungan Mosque follows: The old but beautiful building resembles a Buddhist temple and not a single nail was used in the construction.

Overnight at the hotel. 

(Included meals: breakfast/-/-)

Accommodation: twin room with private facilities.

After breakfast at the guesthouse transfer to Bishkek along the northern shore. On the way, in the town of Cholpon-Ata, we will make a stop where you will visit the open-air museum of petroglyphs from the 2nd millennium BC – 8th century CE.

A boat trip can be made for an additional fee. 

Driving to Grigoriev gorge. Light Walking. 

City tour in Bishkek. Ala-Too Square, Oak Park where is the open air museum of Sculptures, art gallery, Philarmonic Hall, Ala-Too square, monuments to Manas the Great and famous Kyrgyz writer – Chyngyz Aitmatov, Osh bazar.

Overnight at the hotel. End of our services.

(Included meals: breakfast/-/-)

Accommodation: twin room with private facilities.

Tour Itinerary


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Tour updated 3.10.2022

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