From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan: harmony with nature – Day 3: We drive along the famous Issyk-Kul Lake through the town of Karakol

So, we're in Kyrgyzstan! On this day, we will literally take the whole of Lake Issyk-Kul and stop at stunning natural sites such as the Red Rocks and the Fairy Tale Canyon. The lake itself is extremely majestic from any point of view, so it will accompany us with its beauty the whole trip. It's important that the lake doesn't freeze in winter!
From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan: harmony with nature

Trip duration: 6 days

Viktoria Afanaseva



Exquisite interior of the cafe combined with large and appetizing portions of dishes and drinks. There's a wi-fi.

Рынок Ак-Тилек


The road to the next two points will be very long and there may not be any cafes and restaurants on the way, so it is advisable to go to the market in Karakol or any supermarket/shopping center to buy food for the trip.

Красные Скалы


Another very beautiful place is Jety-Oguz Gorge. There are red rocks in a row, which are called "seven bulls". There's a rock in Jety-Ogus Gorge called "broken heart". There's a very romantic legend about her. There was one very beautiful girl in the world, everyone wanted to marry her. Two dzhigits, who were friends with each other, decided to fight for her heart because the girl could not make a choice between them - she liked both of them very much. None of the young men survived the fight, and the girl realized that she was left to blame and that she would always be alone. And that's when she ripped her heart out of her chest, which became this very rock. There is a belief that if two lovers stand under this rock, they will have eternal love.

Каньон "Сказка" (Fairy Tale)


Fairytale Canyon is a legendary place on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul. The history of the canyon is very long - it began to form millions of years ago. Over time, stone sculptures have been formed in which tourists can see the outlines of animals or even fairytale monsters, and various labyrinths from wide and narrow paths. It is best to explore a canyon on a bright day, when you can see more than ever. And the red clay magically shines under the sun. In the summer there are often excursions here, but in winter there is no soul here. You can walk around the territory, take pictures (no one will be in the frame :) ).

Соленое Озеро (salt lake)


From this point on, you have a wonderful view of the lake. Stop here to take a break and admire the surrounding scenery.

У Апашки


The restaurant is located on the shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Tourists are advised to try different kinds of scones and bossy flagman.

Пляж Пансионата "каприз"


At the end of the evening, take a walk along one of the beaches of Lake Issyk-Kul. It's very quiet and romantic here. You can catch the sunset and the landscape will be even more colorful.