Issyk gorge - one of the most picturesque and interesting places of Trans-Ili Alatau. You will be introduced with the archaeological monuments of the Saka culture, the fantastic beauty of Lake Issyk. You will also visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Issyk".
During the tour we will pass through the city of Almaty Issyk satellite. This is a cozy village surrounded by fields, gardens and mountains. The town has all the modern infrastructure, educational centers, a winery, a dairy plant, a college, a beautiful mosque and a church on the river bank. During the tour, you can stay on the Issyk River, where the trout farm is organized, catch trout and have a lunch.
During of Walking along the lake, you can see on the hill mounted the golden cross. It symbolizes the memory of the events of July 1963, when a mudflow in the gorge killed about 1,000 people.
Today, many vacationers organize picnics on the lake, swimming. You can also take a motor boat ride on the lake and admire the views. In winter, the lake freezes and becomes covered with ice about 40 cm thick.
It takes near of 1 hour 30 minutes to get to the lake. The trip usually near of 5-6 hours.
Price 130$ for a group of 1-2 persons.
For a group of 3-6 guests I can offer another car. Price for the tour 150$.