Tour to Lake Issyk

Lake Issyk (Isyk, Еsik)

Lake Issyk has located 40 km from the city of Almaty, and 15 km from the city of Issyk, in the Issyk Gorge. Located at an altitude of 1700 m and has a depth of about 50-70 m, the lake strikes with the azure color of the water.

In the warm season, you can rent a boat and sail along the surface of the lake. On the way to Lake Issyk, we pass a stunningly beautiful gorge, which is beautiful at any time of the year.
We will also see the steppes where the Saka burial mounds were located, in one of which the famous Golden Man was found in 1969-1970, and later a museum was built.

For lunch, we suggest stopping by one of the trout farms, where they will prepare rainbow trout caught by you.

Tour Program

🍴 Food on-site – Bring a snack or picnic (trout farm is on the way, extra payment café).

🕒 Approx. – 7 hours. Distance 100 km both way / 1,5 h walking (level - easy).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and temperature range from + 23˚C to – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide; fees, water) – 130$

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes.

Departure from Almaty
Guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel. On the way, you will know about the city and the country in general. Distance to the lake 55 km on one way. On the way, we make several stopovers.
Arriving at Issyk Lake
Small hiking around the lake, picnic on the nature or lunch in the trout farm.
Return to Almaty
The guide will drive you back to the hotel.
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