Lake Issyk Kul Tours & Holidays

Lake Issyk Kul Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Lake Issyk Kul, meaning "warm lake", is the second largest mountain lake in the world. Measuring 182km long by 58km wide, the lake is heated from below by thermal activity and never freezes, even in the depths of winter. In the summer, the water temperature reaches 25-28 degrees centigrade (warmer than the air) and you can swim in the clear blue waters, enclosed on all sides by the snowy peaks of the Tien Shan Mountains. Most of the resorts are on the north shore of the lake and the area between ...

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Simple | Yurt Camp

Almaluu Yurt Camp, Bokonbayevo

Only five kilometres from Bokonbayevo, the Almaluu Yurt Camp is within the ethno-village of craft and culture called "Almaluu". The village is a melting pot of different Kyrgyz traditions, ways of life…
Superior | Guesthouse

Art Hotel Al Hayat, Khadjy Sai Village

Al Hayat is a small guesthouse with rooms set around a colourful garden. The friendly hosts help support local artists by providing space for local meetings and workshops, as well as providing them…
Simple | Guesthouse

Tamga Guest House, Tamga

Situated on the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, in Tamga village, this is a conveniently located guesthouse, only a 15-minute walk from the beach. Although the 21 guest rooms are not en-suite, they are…


Travel to Kyrgyzstan with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.