Issyk Lake |1 Day Tour|

Introduction:

Locals called Lake "Dzhasyl-Kul", which translates as "Green lake." The name “Issyk” is a distorted Kazakh word Esik, which means “door”. By the way, the town, which is located below the lake, has a name just Esik.

According to geologists, the Lake was formed 8 thousand years ago as a result of a powerful collapse of the mountain avalanche, which subsequently created a natural dam with a h of 300 meters.

Lake Issyk is located at an altitude of 1750 m, in the gorge of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains

In 1939, the lake began to actively develop itself: an asphalt road, a tourist base, and a bus station were quickly built. Tens of thousands of Almaty residents and guests of the city came here all year round to relax in nature.

In 1963 a mighty mudslide hit the Lake, descending from the mountains
and destroyed the lake, that day killed more than 1,000 people. As a result of this cataclysm Lake Issyk, It became less at times.

But already in the early 1990s, the construction of a new dam and other hydraulic structures was completed. And nowadays, the lake has been restored to 3/4 of the original volume!
Nature is also beautiful, breathtaking.

For lovers of history, this place is also interesting:

You will visit the Issyk Valley mounds IV-V centuries. BC. and the place where the Saka warrior was found, dressed in armor and gold clothes, and accessories of  life.

Highlights:

We will drive along one of the very important and old roads of our region.
Kuldzhinsky Tract in 1870 a country road was opened in the direction from the town of Verny - Shelek-Chundzha - Zharkent.
That direction of the road was called Kuldzhinsky tract. Kuldzhinsky tract belonged to the category of main roads on which the trade caravans and wagons passed.

You will visit the city of Issyk Town, which was founded in 1854.
In this city preserved houses, buildings, structures built during the time of the Soviet Union.
This Tour will present a lot of the Present, the Historical, and allow us to explore this region.
We will visit the Old Church, stop at the Mosque.
You will see how much contrast our land, different religions and architectural structures.

Visit the Golden Man Museum and the ancients Kurkan Valley.

​Tour program:

7:30 Guide will pick you up from the Hotel / Apartment / Hostel

Will be fascinating away, along the way you can stop at the Asian bakery, buy fresh hot Asian Bread.
The guide will introduce you to the process of making Asian Bread.

9:30 Arrival to the Museum of the "Golden Man", the guide will hold a small tour
40 minutes you will be in the Museum.

10:30 Visit the Local Bazaar and walk to the Mosque.
12:00 Arrival at Issyk Lake
Hiking around the lake. The distance of the trip is 3-4 km.
14:00 Lunch with a beautiful view of the Lake.
The guide will prepare for you tea coffee.
16:00 Descent along the Serpentine, visit the Church.
17:00 Departure to Almaty city
19:00 Arrival.

​The tour program is flexible, because, first of all it is an individual tour, we can change the program depending on the weather conditions.

I am looking forward to meeting you on this amazing tour!

With pleasure our Team will answer all your questions :)

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Meals, cafes, restaurants
What to bring: Sunscreen, sun glasses, cap
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.