Issyk lake tour

Issyk Lake Private Tour / Day Tour in Almaty

Issyk lake tour for all
Issyk lake and its area
Esik lake in Kazakh

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Kazakhstan with our captivating day tour to the stunning Lake Issyk, a true gem nestled just 70 km from Almaty. As you embark on this unforgettable journey, prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of the Issyk Gorge and the mesmerizing turquoise waters of the lake. 

The adventure begins in Almaty, the vibrant heart of Kazakhstan, where you'll be greeted by our knowledgeable guides who will accompany you on this exploration of Lake Issyk and its surroundings. Sit back and relax as we embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, where snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows await.

As we venture deeper into the Issyk Gorge, you'll catch your first glimpse of the majestic Lake Issyk, located at an altitude of meters above sea level. The shimmering turquoise water is framed by lush flower fields, creating a picturesque scene straight out of a postcard.

But Lake Issyk is more than just a beautiful alpine lake – it's also steeped in history and culture. Our tour includes a visit to the Issyk Burial Mound, where archaeologists unearthed the famous Golden Man, a symbol of Kazakhstan's ancient Saka civilization. Marvel at the ancient artifacts and learn about the rich heritage of the region as you explore this historic site.

After delving into the past, it's time to bask in the natural beauty of Lake Issyk. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and admire the stunning views of the surrounding Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even take a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of the lake is located. Learn about the geological history of the area, including the fascinating mudflow formations that have shaped the landscape over time.

But the adventure doesn't end there. Our tour also includes a visit to the nearby Charyn Canyon, a geological marvel known for its towering cliffs and dramatic landscapes. Explore the winding paths and hidden alcoves of this natural wonder, and marvel at the breathtaking vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Whether you choose to join a group tour or opt for a private excursion, our experienced guides will ensure you have an enriching and unforgettable experience. So don't miss your chance to discover the beauty of Lake Issyk and its surrounding landscapes. Book your tour today and embark on an adventure you'll never forget.

  • Start/finish: Almaty city
  • ​​​​​​Distance: 150 km to and from
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Starting time: 10-00
  • Restricted access: November-April
  • Languages: English and more
  • Activities: Sightseeing | Walking




Meet and greet at hotel


Start from hotel. Drive to lake


Arrival. Parking


Issyk lake tour


Start from lake. Drive to city


Drop off at hotel

  • vehicle
  • guide
  • sightseeing
  • eco charges and tickets
  • water bottles
  • meals
  • personal expenses
  • tour is subject to change
  • mobile telecomm is not as good as in city
  • travelers must be fit and healthy
  • boating, swimming NOT allowed
What to take with you:
  • original passport or ID
  • rain ponchos if rain is expected
  • proper clothes and shoes according to weather
  • paper money and coins to buy sth in the province
  • You will see the famous Issyk lake. More info
  • You will see the typical Kazakh province.
  • You can taste authentic local cuisine.
  • You can also visit the museum of the so called Golden Man on the way.
  • You can ride a horse if available.
  • You can take pictures in national clothes with a falcon if available.
  • It is possible to organize a small picnic.
We have a great sense of humor. We do!
We try to find an approach to every traveler. Sometimes we ignore)))
We help to find hidden places to take the best photos. Some of us know, some not)))
We serve a vehicle well before departure. It is up to the driver)))
We conduct technical inspection of the vehicle before and after tours. At least we say so)))
We have basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance. Some female drivers not)))
We provide basic medical assistance if you are injured. Sort of!

Issyk Lake Tour Reviews

    A donkey close to Issyk lake area
    Standard package
    This is the minimum we do! We deliver a certain set of services to have a comfortable trip. No matter what happens, safety first!
    • Good guide
    • Proper vehicle
    • Decent service
    from 15 USD per person
    A horse coming out of frog
    Upgraded package
    For those who want to have more, sky is the limit. We are able to deliver excellent set of services to exceed high expectations. 
    • Good guide
    • Luxury vehicle
    • VIP service
    from 20 USD per person