Around Issyk Kul Lake


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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (basic), Russian (fluent), Mandarin (conversational), Kirghiz (advanced), English (fluent)

Introduction to Kyrgyz culture

Through this tour you will explore both: the northern and southern shores of lake Issyk Kul and all it has to offer: the beautiful landscapes, ancient petroglyphs, magnificent canyons and of course local peoples' culture & traditions. Issyk Kul lake, often referred to as the Pearl of Central Asia, is the second biggest mountainous lake in the world.


Day 1: Arrival to Bishkek. Bishkek City tour. Ala Archa National Park. Kyrgyz traditional concert is available. Overnight in Bishkek.
Day 2: Bishkek - Burana tower. Shyrdak-making master class in Tamchy is available. Petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata. Overnight in Cholpon Ata.
Day 3: Hot springs in Chon Oruktuu. Karakol city tour. Jeti Oguz. Overnight in Karakol or Kok Jaiyk yurt camp (depending on the season) Horseriding is available.
Day 4: Fairytale canyon. Eaglehunting show in Bokonbaevo is available. Drive back to Bishkek. Cooking master class of a local dish is available in Bishkek.
Day 5: Departure

What to bring: Good walking shoes, warm clothes, sleeping bag (recommended), rain gear, sunscreen, hat/cap, a towel, swimsuit, flip flops.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: airport

End location: hotel

Duration: 4 days

4 days/5 nights



What’s Included

A tour guide, driver with transportation and gas, entrance tickets where applicable.

What’s Extra

Accommodation, meals, activities, flight tickets, travel insurance, cancellation insurance, drinks, personal expenses


All my tours are tailor made and can be customized to meet your needs

A Recent Review of this tour

Aigul is knowledgeable and personable. We had fantastic experiences cooking lagman, making wool carpets, horse-riding, and hiking. Aigul has a good sense of how to adjust and how much information to give people.
Brady Tanner

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