Issyk Lake & Turgen Waterfall

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.

One of the most popular tourist routes in the Almaty region is the Turgen gorge, the Turgen waterfalls and the open-air museum Altyn Adam. 

This two directions we can combine in one day. Better to start the tour at 7 am. It takes near of 2 hours to get to place closer to the waterfall Aysai. Walking through the grove to the waterfall near 1.5 km. Then possible to organise the lunch at the trough farm after finishing.

After lunch arrive to the Issyk lake.

Departure to the Almaty city at 6 pm.

Price 145$ for a group of 1-2 persons. 

 For a group of 3-6 guests Price for the tour 165$.

Included services:
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: Food & drinks, entrance tickets to park
What to bring: Passports, Season clothes & spot shoes
Transport: Minivan
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.