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Lake Issyk and the Almaty Reserve

Duration

1 day

Walking distance

4 km

Group size

50 people

Issyk (another name for the lake is Yesik, which means "door" in Kazakh) is a picturesque, high-altitude lake surrounded by unusually beautiful nature of dense forests.

Lake Issyk, according to geologists, was formed about 8-10 thousand years ago as a result of a mountain collapse, which created a natural dam about 300 meters high.Today the depth of the lake is up to 80 meters. The water temperature even in summer does not exceed 8 degrees.

Lake Issyk is located on the territory of Ile-Alatau National Park and is one of its main attractions. On the eastern and southern sides of the lake lies the border of the Almaty State Nature Reserve.

It's worth mentioning that the area where the lake is located has excellent ecology. A trip to Lake Issyk will especially appeal to lovers of mountain tourism and outdoor activities, as well as connoisseurs of wildlife.

What's Included:

  • Transfer
  • National parks environmental fees
  • Russian speaking guide

What's Not Included:

  • Boat rental
  • Personal expenses
  • All other expenses not specified in the section included

Itinerary:

1 день

1 день

07:30

Gathering of the group

08:00

Departure from the city

10:00

Arrival at the lake

10:00 - 13:00

Walking in a nature reserve

15:00

Departure to the Turgen waterfall

16:00

Arrival at Turgen waterfall

16:00 – 17:30

Walk to the waterfall and back

17:30

Departure to Almaty

20:00

Arrival in Almaty

In a backpack

  • It is compulsory to have a passport with a visa / migration card.
  • The first and most important rule - layering. If it gets hot, take it off; if it gets cold, put it on.
  • Documents - ID card or passport
  • Cash
  • Jacket
  • Pants
  • Waterproof shoes - sneakers
  • Snacks for the road and for hiking in the lakes
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Thermos
  • Fleece jacket
  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
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