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Lake Issyk

| 70 km East of Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 700 973 7704
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Great Lake and very peaceful and wildflowers galore

This is a wonderful park. The lake is quite beautiful with a number of trails that allow one to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy M
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Astana, Kazakhstan
Amazing view

We joined a day-tour to get there. The view was beautiful, though it takes approx. 2 hours for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ShirleyWongTse
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1 week ago
“Great Lake and very peaceful and wildflowers galore”
4 weeks ago
“Amazing view”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| 70 km East of Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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+7 700 973 7704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful park. The lake is quite beautiful with a number of trails that allow one to walk around the lake. The best park is the ability to take a dip or relax on the edge while dipping your feet into the cold...More

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a day-tour to get there. The view was beautiful, though it takes approx. 2 hours for the ride, it is still worth going.

Thank ShirleyWongTse
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

After about an hour drive from Almaty we reached to this gorgeous lake, it’s amazingly located on top of the mountain and between even higher mountains which makes a spectacular view . I suggest to bring along some barbecue and go on a picnic next...More

1  Thank Hamid A
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

its a best place to visit appx. 3 hours drive from almaty. one of the 2nd biggest mourain lake in the world.

Thank vkajaria54
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

It takes around 1.30-2h to get there. Since it is a national park you'll have to pay entrance. Inside the park, you can start to see the beauty of the mountains and the colourful nature. When you get to the lake you will be astonished...More

Thank TiagoSoares17
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

It's a two hour journey from Almaty to the lake. At first the road is fine but after the payment booth it becomes narrow and twisting. The lake itself is glacial blue and has a number of pleasure boats to take trips in. A river...More

Thank William899
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited lake Issyk during our group tour to Almaty. It was not on original schedule for its frozen and.road also not motorable for.heavy snowing on mountains. Yet we decided to go first in keeps but later took our. mini bus. Natural geological office advised to...More

2  Thank JSS71
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

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 the lake by car, there is an asphalt...More

Thank HonzaJohnySmid
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

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 (unlike Big Lake Almaty) and...More

3  Thank murffbunch
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is the second largest high altitude lake in the world. It is located at an altitude of 5279 feet and is surrounded by the rugged Tien Shan Mountains.

1  Thank bobca1947
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