Issyk-Kul Region

Issyk-Kul Region Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-Kul region is located in the north-east of the country. It borders with Kazakhstan in northeast, with China in southeast, with Naryn region in southwest and with Chuy region in the northwest.

Within the borders of the Chui region there is the famous Issyk-Kul lake (one of the largest mountain lakes in the world), which does not freeze even in the most severe winters. On both sides the lake is surrounded by mountain ranges: Terskey Ala-Too on the south side and Kungey Ala-Too on the north. The ridge Terskey Ala-Too is popular among tourists and is famous for its trekking routes.

Interesting places to visite: the center of Issyk-Kul region - the city of Cholpon-Ata which is a popular holiday destination with high rate hotels and restaurants; Grigoriev Gorge, Karakol city, base camp at Pobeda Peak 7439m and Khan Tengri Peak 7010m, Altyn-Arashan Hot Springs, Lake Ala- Kol, Jeti-Oguz gorge, Tamga village, Barskoon gorge, Skazka (Fairy Tale) canyon, Bokonbaevo village.

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  • Terrain features

    • Canyons
    • Rivers
    • Waterfalls
    • Mountains
    • Snow peaks
    • Glaciers
    • Alpine meadows
    • Lakes
    • Endemic plants
    • Forest
    • Panoramic view
    • Nature reserve
  • Wildlife
    • Mountain goats
    • Marmots
    • Birds
    • Predator birds
    • Rodents
    • Yaks
    • Flamingo
    • Hares
    • Swans
    • Snakes
    • Boars
    • Brown bears
    • Wolves
    • Foxes

Available trips in this area

Ущелье Ала-Арча

Winter self-drive tour - Around Issyk-Kul lake

Duration: 7 Days
Length: 1500+ км
Season: Winter

Are you a fan of extreme sports? Come for a winter self-drive tour in Kyrgyzstan. Amazing and breathtaking landscapes, mountain slopes, skis, hot springs, snowmobiles, horseback riding and much more is waiting for you on this tour. More than a thousand kilometers of snowy…

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На леднике Иныльчек / On the Inylchek Glacier

Trekking to Merzbacher lake - Trip to the heart of Tien Shan Mountains

Duration: 13 Days
Season: Summer

Trekking to Merzbacher lake. Passes, glacier crossing, rivers, lakes, majestic peaks, which fascinate with their uniqueness and beauty, will be on the route. You will visit the unique Lake Merzbacher, which disappears once a year, while many icebergs are left at its bottom,…

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Ущелье Джети-Огуз

Family tour - with horse riding elements

Duration: 10 Days
Season: Summer

This family tour is suitable for holidays with children from 6 years old. If your child does not have riding skills, then an experienced guide will certainly accompany him. You will visit a real farm where race horses are bred, see distant Kyrgyz villages with many children…

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720021, Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Lineinaya str. 1a