ISSYK KUL LAKE

  • Region: Issyk Kul
  • Best time to visit: all year round, summer season June - August
  • Activities: summer resorts activities, cultural festivals

The Pearl of Tien Shan and the star of tourism in Kyrgyzstan, Issyk Kul is the main and the most popular attraction for local and foreign tourists coming to Kyrgyzstan. The lake with the warm water, which never freezes, Start with Issyk-Kul, a traditional place for tourists, well know to many people around the globe as it is the second largest saline lake in the world after the Caspian Sea. The hot Lake (Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyz means “Hot Lake”) is located at an altitude of 1609 meters between the ridges of the Northern Tien Shan. 80 relatively small inflows fall into the lake but the lake itself is a closed lake. This place will enchant you with the beautiful match of mountains and lake. The lake’s surroundings such as waterfalls, canyons, forests have so much to offer that it would take a lifetime to see every piece of this pure beauty.

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