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Issyk-Kul Lake, Karakol

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
In the northern part of the Tian Shan mountains lies Issyk-Kul Lake, offering plenty of recreational activities in a pleasant natural setting. The world's second-largest saline lake, it never freezes--even during the cool winters. At a height of 1,607 m (5,272 ft), the endorheic lake is fed by small rivers, springs, and melting snows and reaches a depth of 668 m (2,192 ft). A popular tourist zone since the Soviet era, the area boasts numerous sandy beaches surrounded by alpine meadows, thermal mineral springs, and lush forests. Go for a swim and relax under the sun, or explore the natural environment that shelters many migratory birds, such as cranes, swans, and ducks. Plan your Issyk-Kul Lake visit and explore what else you can see and do in Karakol using our Karakol vacation planner.
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  • On a trip to Kyrgyzstan, this goal should not be lost. It's a beautiful Lake 170x70km about, named "hot Lake", slightly salty, at an altitude of 1600mslm. To the North is a succession of resort. Mandatory safety stop, always on the north side is in Cholpon Ata, oseresi say only on the occasion of World Nomad Games, which are held every two years in the first week of September. The agencies do not mention it, for not having to beat to get tickets, but the final of 2016 was still resounding game free Khmer Rossi! From Karakol, Eastern point, the wonderful trails for walks and trek on TianShan (we went to AltynArashan with a night out at the refuge, and walk on trails to Jeti-Oguz and Kok-Jaik). When you switch on the South side of the Lake, the landscape changes, more rugged and wild. Don't miss the Red Canyon Shazka, an enchanting place of colorful folds of land of a thousand shapes and colours. Camping yurts at BelTam, near Bokonbayevo in anything absolute, with thunderstorms around, gave us two Rainbows nearly complete right on the Lake, making this place absolutely magical and unmissable, besides the good meal and good night in yurt.
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  • A trip to the Issyk Kul Lake is Leigh essential when one is in Kyrgyzstan. A beautiful mountain lake with fantastic Gebirgspanaorama.
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  • My boyfriend and I visited here on a sunny day in October. We went to Pristan Beach. Although it was cold outside, he still jumped in the lake! The sun made it easy to warm up afterwards. Although no ...  read more »
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