This is a popular holiday destination for locals, Kazakhs and Russians, particularly in summer. For the next 5 days or so we would travel around the lake, seeing what all the fuss was about. At around 9 in the morning our French travel-mates, a mother, father, and son, rocked up with our new method of transport. A slightly beaten up Toyota Delica complete with chipped windows and plenty of dusty boot space for Francesca and Vincenzo to make themselves at home. After a quick pre-trip photo shoot we set off into the Kyrgyz countryside.
After visiting the Eki-Chat Yurt Camp in the morning, we set off after lunch to drive to the km remote Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. This article describes our journey from Jyrgalan to Cholpon-Ata, our first stop at the north coast of Issyk-Kul. So the route leads us back to Mikhaylovka, where we turn north. In Tyup, at the easternmost tip of Issyk-Kul, we reach the northern coastal road of the lake towards the west.
Adilet is a total star - Review of Guest House Kyal
This is a hotel with holiday villas and gardens stretching to the sandy beach of lake Issyk-Kul. The scenery is breathtaking and the gardens beautifully maintained by a team of lady gardeners. The whole place looks wonderful and the hotel is well appointed although the hot water storage tank in a cupboard in the room ran out of hot water. To get out we had to ask for a gate to be unlocked. When we checked out two hotel staff came and checked the room and we were held at the gate until the guard phoned to confirm our room had been checked — no idea what they think anyone would steal!
With more than km of shores, you can keep busy around Issyk Kul , the eye shape lake in Northern Kyrgyzstan. The second largest alpine lake in the world offers some colorful landscapes with blue and green waters as well as layers of moutains ranging from red to green, to snow capped white. Here is a glimpse of this stunning lake. Lake Issyk Kul is the second largest alipne lake in the world after lake Titicaca in South America with a lenght of km and a width of 60km. It stands at m above sea level and is surrounded by snow capped high peaks.