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Issyk-Kul Lake: Tours & Tickets

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Tian Shan Mountains, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan
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All reviews issyk kul clear water cholpon ata southern shore sandy beaches central asia fairy tale soviet style surrounded by mountains home stay four hours slightly salty different colors south route stunning scenery refreshing dip many places
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Travelling right round the lake as part of a tour. It was amazing; spending one night up in the mountains in a yurt camp. Please do this if you can as it is a unique experience. We also stopped off at various towns so it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eileen98
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the lake and the area on a saga tour.The area is beautiful with gorges and waterfalls.It is a must to visit,the air is clear and clean.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 1834jules_philip
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the biggest lake in Kyrgystan. There are many places to stop and camp in discrete locations on the beaches. Great to picnic. Take a few days to travel around the lake-you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John123874
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Isykul is magic destination.Lake like a se, with exelent beaches, clean water, various types of stay : hotel s, hostel, home stay, yurta, bush camps,....Mountains that surounds lake are with limitless optične. Off road driving, hikking, trening, sought seeing, leisures, relaxing, kultur, relaxing,.. Its good...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jure P
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Generally disappointing. The water is quite cold. The view is okay, nothing special. And the beach is full of stones and broken glass.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank K745HYmichaelm
Reviewed 31 August 2019

The lake is extremely huge and i made a big tour all around the lake by car, we saw many different land escapes and view, i think the government should make more attention to the beach areas, some beach areas in cholpon ata really looks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 4 July 2019

Stunning lake, surrounded by snow topped mountains. Clear blue waters which are great for swimming. Surrounding towns are a work in progress but just sort of add to the feeling about the place. Magical !

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank paulandgulzada
Reviewed 24 June 2019

This is a beautiful lake with snow covered mountains to both the north and south. The northern shore has a few resorts, but both shores have a number of sandy beaches where families were swimming and spending time together. The water is slightly salty, this...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed 18 June 2019

We were driven around this lake over the course of a few days and were taken by the stunning scenery along the way. The northern shore is quite commercialised and caters for families and swimmers etc during the summer months whilst the southern shore is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike J
Reviewed 17 June 2019

Pristine view of large Alpine lake in northern Kyrgyzstan. We went to the south shore to get the view of the lake, and it was beautiful. The water was cold (about 60 degrees C), so come prepared. Some shores are sandy, others have stones, so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MangoLove
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helenaBratislava
21 October 2016|
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Response from ViralAhmedabad_India | Reviewed this property |
Most of the hotels have a jetty. But boat rides only in season. You need to check. Easiest is from balychk
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Heather O
24 August 2016|
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Response from Inspector_More | Reviewed this property |
Don't miss Issy kul. Equally, you should experience a yurt stay in one of the delightful gorges to the south of Issy kul. We stayed in the Jetty Oguz gorge - south of Karakol : it's incredibly Alpine. Amazing adventure..
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radeo25
7 June 2016|
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Response from E W | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hotels and resorts around the lake, including the Park of Every Religion. Check Lonely Planet Central Asia or a similar guidebook for specific addresses and a price range. It takes about six hours to get... More
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