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Issyk Kul lake is biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Salty, 20 degree during the summer temperature of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bishkek to Issyk kul lake. Bostri

The main point of issyk kul is Bostri. We are 5 friend spent 4 days in brand house by paying 300... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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| Tian Shan Mountains, Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Issyk Kul lake is biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan. Salty, 20 degree during the summer temperature of the water. We contacted on Facebook and booked totally 7 days. In Issyk Kul lake Cholpon Ata beach is super. But a lot of tourists, local peopels, from russia...More

1  Thank ssamsa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The main point of issyk kul is Bostri. We are 5 friend spent 4 days in brand house by paying 300 som (4$) per day. The best place to visit in summer

1  Thank waleed h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did one week around the Issyk Kul lake. Started from Bishkek - Cholpon Ata - Karakol - Altyn Arashan - Ala Kul lake - Skazka canyon - Zheti Oguz - Bokonbaevo. After to Song Kol lake. Issyk Kul lake is very big lake and...More

5  Thank nickgortatn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Salty lake surrounded by mountains. Tosor was lovely, fore it was small, with more locals than tourists.

1  Thank Roos Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to miss the large lake Issyk Kul when you are in Karakol. We were exploring the area last August 2017 and the lake is always a nice place to spend some time watching the bird life or just getting your bearings which...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seen the lake from different location while on the guided tour and tried swimming in the lake as well. Water was cold during the end June and beach is very rocky.

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vast lake with great scenery. Bordered by mountains on both the northern and southern fronts, there's great scenery regardless of which route you take. I hear the south route is prettier, but I took the shorter longer route.

1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karakol was my very first destination during my 6 weeks in Kyrgyzstan. The main reason I wanted to go to this beautiful country was because of the lake off course. And oh, it was worth it! The hikes were incredibly tough, but oh so beautiful....More

1  Thank Ellen_janssens_93
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Issyk Kul Lake is considered by the Kyrgyz people as a sacred place. It has its own aura and energy. Every visitor, according to the ancient Kyrgyz traditions, should come to the shore and wash his/her face and hands. In this case, the person...More

Thank Erkinbek K
Reviewed 23 May 2018

For the past 5 years I had been planning to visit the lake but somehow only now managed to find the time. We drove there from Bishkek , approximately 3 hours by car ( many radar speed controls along the way ), scenery along the...More

1  Thank alfred358
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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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24 August 2016|
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Response from TESKEYALATOO | Reviewed this property |
Dear Guest, between Arslanbob and Issy-Kul Lake i highly recommend to visit Son-Kol Lake (after Kochkor village. first get to CBT Company in Kochkor. They will help you to arrange share taxi from Kochkor to Kyzart village or... More
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