Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Kazakhstan  /  Almaty  /  Nature  /  Lake Issyk

Lake Issyk, Almaty

(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Lake Issyk also known as Issyk Lake is a lake in Kazakhstan fed by the Issyk River. It should not be confused with the Issyk-Kul Lake in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.The lake is mostly famous for the way it was created, destroyed, and re-created .
Make Lake Issyk part of your personalized Almaty itinerary using our Almaty travel itinerary maker.
Source
map
Create a full Almaty itinerary

Plan your trip to Almaty

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Almaty by other users

6 days in Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM INDIA March, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM INDIA April, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, culture, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Almaty BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Kazakhstan, Mumbai (Bombay) & Dubai BY A USER FROM KAZAKHSTAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Almaty BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Almaty BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Another really beautiful lake from Tien-shan with turquoise watter. Surrounding of this lake is good for short trips - you can go to the lake from the opposite side - from the streams. You can get to ...  more »
  • Of course, the geographical disaster of this beautiful Lake is unique in itself. Excursion to the Lake will be of interest to those who love the mountains, hiking and a little risk, because the rise of serpentine, very exciting action. But nature!
    View original
  • We live in Almaty, and could have gone to Big Lake Almaty for the same "blue lake experience", but I enjoyed Esik so much more! A) you are allowed to go down to the lake and walk along it's shore (unl...  more »