At the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul, Karakol is a fertile garden town of wooden chocolate-box cottages and shady, poplar-lined avenues. Fringed to the east by the Terskey Ala-Too Mountains, which tower dramatically over its low-rise skyline, Issyk-Kul ripples 10 km to the west.
Karakol is the best base from which to explore the lakeshore and Central Asia's prime trekking and mountaineering routes. With the most spectacular parts of the Central Tien-Shan right on its doorstep and newly open to foreign visitors, the town attracts trekkers, hikers and climbers from all over the world.
Karakol and its surroundings have just as much to offer their less energetic visitors. Besides one of Kyrgyzstan's largest and most colorful bazaars, a nomadic livestock market and several good museums, its spectacular environs boast an endless array of truly unique day trips. Blood-red cliffs, hot springs, Scythian burial mounds, nomad camps and sandy beaches thousands of miles from the sea are all within easy reach.
There is unique building in the center of Karakol - ancient wooden orthodox church.
Despite Karakol's status as the administrative center of the Issyk-Kul region, it has only 75,000 residents and a gentle, small-town atmosphere.
Situated in Karakol city in the Issyk Kul Oblast at 1800 m. alt. The house is located in a quiet region of the old town at 300 m. away from the Victory park (park «Pobeda»), near the road leading up to the ski resort.The guest house was refurbished into semi-antique style. The house separated into two parts, has four bedrooms and a lounge.
There is one bathroom in each part of the house.
Banya/Lunch/Dinner have to be ordered in advance.
Each house has 2 bedrooms with hot shower and WC, total 5 places per house.
A very interesting museum in the centre of Karakol city.
Entrance fee is 70 soms. The personal is very friendly and speaks kyrgyz, russian and german, as well as a little english. The informations are written in kyrgyz, russian and sometimes in english as well. In the museum they have different halls to see: archelogical hall, ethnographic hall, history of Karakol, Hall of immigrants to Karakol (exhibition of Ella Maillart - almost the biggest part of the museum), Hall of Flora and Fauna and Exhibition Hall.
The Amir Hotel is a three star nice new hotel which is located close to the center of Karakol city. After walking around this charming city and visiting interesting places inside and outside Karakol, Amir will become for you a good place to stay and relax. The hotel is good for those who like to have the comfort according to the European standards traveling in a small country of the Central Asia. In the hotel there are 5 single room, 12 twin rooms and 3 single and twin rooms of economic class.
Hotel "Caprice-Karakol" - this ski hotel is located near the ski base "Karakol" 7 km from Karakol (Kyrgyzstan, Issyk-Kul region). The hotel includes 48 rooms of different categories.
Great service, good living conditions, decent kitchen and various leisure offers you the new hotel "Caprice-Karakol".
The complex has the following infrastructure:
Green Yard Guest House is located 7 kilometers away from Karakol ski resort and only 5 minutes away from the town center. Guest House has sixteen bedrooms: 10 luxury and 6 standard rooms with all facilities: bathroom with bathtub, comfortable furniture for your relaxation and work, satellite TV, refrigerator. In light, tender colors with comfortable design and a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Accommodation in a yurt decorated in Kyrgyz style is also available. In the cozy dinning area you will be offered a wide range of national and European dishes.
The two star Elite Guest House is located not far from the center of Karakol city. If you decide to stay in the guest house you will be able to relax after a long day enjoying the fresh air and quiet of the charming city Karakol. The guest house can accommodate 17 people in twin and triple rooms. The guest house has also a kitchen if you would like to cook the food by yourself.
Hotel Facilities also include meals upon request, satellite television in the main hall, telephone, video player.