What To Expect
This tour takes you to one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau, Issyk Gorge, which lies along the Kuldja tract where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans traveled.
On the way you will learn a lot about nature and history of this region and see the burial mounds of Saka period, where the famous "Golden Man" was found, which has become the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Also you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK", where you will see the expositions dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound.
Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the beautiful mountain Issyk Lake, located in the valley with the same name. The lake was formed about 10,000 years ago due to colossal landslide, resulted in formation of the natural dam of 300 meters in height. On the lake you will enjoy the majestic beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge, as well as listen to the details of the natural disaster of 1963. At the lake you will have a picnic and free time for recreation at nature.
Burial mounds of Saka period
State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK"
Pick-up/drop-off from the hotels/locations within city limits
Picnic at the lake
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Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children must be accompanied by at least one adult
Pick-up/drop-off from hotels/locations out of city limits available on request for extra charge
Please specify special meal requirements at the time of booking (i.e. vegetarian, food allergy, etc)
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