Lake Issyk Kul has a length of 182 km, a width of up to 60 km, and covers an area of 6,236 km². This makes it the second largest mountain lake in the world behind Lake Titicaca. Located at an altitude of 1,606 m, it reaches 668 m in depth. About 118 rivers and streams flow into the lake - the largest are Djyrgalan and Tyup. It is fed by springs, including many hot springs, and snow melt-off, and it has no current outlet. Its southern shore is dominated by the ruggedly beautiful Tian Shan mountain range.
This site is situated at the foot of the ancient border post of Bedel. There are traces of settlement and tombs of different centuries. There is still a dirty road to China, but it closed and guarded by Kyrgyz border patrol. Border zone permit is necessary.
Situated on Issyk Kul Oblast but accessible by road from Naryn Oblast. During the summer, it's main touristic destination of inhabitants of Naryn city. You may cure one week minimum if you want to get ride of your dermatologic problems. Many local tourists come to taste excellent kumys.
Checkpoint to the border area of the Ak Shirak region. From this point, you must own a special permit border. There is no open passageway to China.
Jeti-Ögüz is a valley located at the north slope of Teskey Ala-Too mountain range near Issyk Kul in the Jeti-Oguz District of Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan, about 28 km west of Karakol. The thermal springs of Jeti-Ögüz were known to local inhabitants since antiquity. The place became known to Europe in 1856 when Semenov-Tian-Shanskii first visit it. This resort is a common destination of interest for citizens of Kyrgyzstan, as well as a popular destination for tourists to Kyrgyzstan. The Jeti-Ögüz Rocks are located in vicinity of the resort.
The city of Cholpon Ata is located on the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul, 265 km east of Bishkek. There are about 11 000 inhabitants.The city is known for its sandy beach, seaside resorts and hosts many tourists in the summer. Tourists come mainly from countries of the former USSR.Many hotels, guest houses and apartments are open throughout the summer. Also, you will find animated streets ...Things to see: The petroglyphs, the museum Rukh Ordo, the Regional Museum Cholpon Ata.
Ala Kul lake (or Ala Koel in Kyrgyz) is located in the upper part of the river Kurgaktor at an altitude of 3532 meters. The lake is 70 meters deep. Its origin is glacial and some glaciers are still visible, especially in the north of the lake. There is no island and the name in Kyrgyz means "colorfull". The lake can be reach by foot only in one day, from Altyn Arashan refuge or from Karakol valley.