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.


Complete Kyrgyzstan

If you have a bit more time and want to really get under the skin of this ravishing country, look no further. Exploring far-flung destinations and staying in humble accommodation, this is for the more robust traveller
19 days from £3,175

Wild Kyrgyzstan

Make the most of this adrenaline junkie's paradise, exploring the wild and wonderful Kyrgyzstan via foot, horseback and mountain bike and staying in a variety of guesthouses, yurt camps and wild tented camps
14 days from £3,170

Wild Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

Tour these neighbouring countries that share many similarities including a breathtaking mountainous geography, and a shared history and nomadic culture. The itinerary blends energetic activities with cultural tours
13 days from £2,225