The lake to be in the Issyk Gorge at the h of 1 700 meters above sea level, 90km from Almaty, about 1,5 hours of a driving per one way. A lake it was formed about 8-10 thousands years ago. The road to the lake passes by Issyk barrows where the “Gold person” who became nowadays a symbol of Kazakhstan found. The lake to be on border of National natural park Ili Alatau and the Almaty reserve where the speccific mode of protection of the animal and vegetable worlds carried out. Therefore, here you have an
opportunity if of course the happy occurrence smiles, to see the roe or soiled. Water in the lake cold and pure. There is an iridescent trout – the fish living only in flowing or spring water. On the left side of the river Issyk is available a set of glades on which you can convenietly settle down and have a rest from city bustle, breathe clean mountain air. For your convenience, it is necessary to have comfortable footwear and clothers. In 90 km from Almaty the fine corner of the nature – the Turgen gorge settles down. Rich with hot springs, falls, the coniferous and mixed woods, the Alpine and subalpine meadows, lakes and springs, herbs, and berries. Cool streams of water refreshed tired travelers, gave long-awaited rest and simplification. The district that ancient travelers once chose impreses also us now. In picturesque at the gorge you will be able to admire one of the most nice and impressive creation of the nature. During visit of the gorge Turgen you will get acquinted with the nature and history of the edge, archaeological monuments of saksky culture – barrows burial grounds, and also you will see the archaeological museum open-air where you will be mwt by the soldier saka sculpture – well known the “Gold person”, who bwcame the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
• 10.00-Departure to Issyk lake
• 11.45 – Arrival to Issyk lake
• 11.45-12.45 – picnic
• 12.45 -13.15 – visit to open air museum, mound of the Golden warrior
• 13.15-14.00 – visit to Turgen Gorge
• 14.00-15.00 – picnic
• 15.00-16.00 - walking excursion to Turgen waterfall
• 16.00 – Departure to Almaty
• 17.30 – Arrival to the hotel
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.