Issyk lake private tour

Issyk Lake tour
150 USD / car
Private tour
Vehicle occupancy: 1 – 4
Duration: 6 – 8 hours
Round trip distance: 200 kilometers
Best time for visiting: May-November
Available: now
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Tour itinerary

07:00 – 07:30 Pick-up and departure from Almaty
07:30 Trip to Issyk Lake
09:00 Issyk Lake, enjoying the scenery, walking, photographing
11:00 Departure from the Lake
11:30 [Optional] Stop for a lunch in a local cafe
12:30 [Optional] Visiting of the Golden Man museum (the archeological site of the Bronze Age)
14:00 Drop-off in Almaty

Tour overview

Nowadays, when the road to Big Almaty Lake is closed for private cars, Issyk Lake is the closest to city Alpine lake. It is a very good location for a half-day tour. Road time is about 1 hour 30 minutes from Almaty city center. Trip distance is about 100 kms.

Issyk Lake is one of the main attractions nearby Almaty. It was the most popular recreational place for communist party elite and general public during Soviet periond.

The lake is located at the height of 1800 meter in the gorgeous Alatau mountains. In 1963 the lake was almost destroyed by a glacial mudflow. But today it has been restored to its full glory and is loved by many local people and foreign tourists for beautifull views, clean air, nice easy hiking trails behind the lake and some specific atmosphere the lake gives you.

On the way, there are several popular places to buy delicious tandoor samsa and drink “airan” for a picnic on the Lake.

If you have choice, it is better to go to Issyk Lake tour on an ordinary weekday, so that you enjoy quiet nature to yourself. On some weekends several hundred people could go to see the Lake while on ordinary day it is a quiet and tranquille place.

Tour on the map

Issyk Lake tour gallery

Useful information about Issyk Lake and area around

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