Day Tour Issyk Lake & Mounds of the Golden Man
This tour is perfect for hanging out if you have able a 10-12 hours layover in Almaty transferring from a flight to international flight or have able a free day (Stopover Holidays) to visit the most beautiful place near Almaty....
SEASON: Whole year round
You do not need to worry about planning, just tell the guide where to pick you up and where you will be check in upon arrival from the tour, it can be an airport / hotel / apartment / any place in Almaty city.
Ancient Mounds of the Golden Man
Total Mileage per tour: 168km
Extremely beautiful place in Kazakhstan is Issyk Lake. Good choice to go there...
This is an unforgettable Daytime Adventure, accompanied by a professional guide with a comfortable SUV. A breathtaking and exclusive excursion destinations. During the tour you will see untouched nature (unique area) without crowds and people, which makes your tour special.
Dear friends, visit the Author's, private tour with a professional guide. If you have stayed in Almaty city for a short time and are looking for a short but stunning tour with notes of exclusivity, you are here!
Locals called Lake "Dzhasyl-Kul", which translates as "Green lake." The name “Issyk” is a distorted Kazakh word Esik, which means “door”. By the way, the town, which is located below the lake, has a name just Esik.
According to geologists, the Lake was formed 8 thousand years ago as a result of a powerful collapse of the mountain avalanche, which subsequently created a natural dam with a height of 300 meters.
Lake Issyk is located at an altitude of 1750 m, in the gorge of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains.
In 1939, the lake began to actively develop itself: an asphalt road, a tourist base, and a bus station were quickly built. Tens of thousands of Almaty residents and guests of the city came here all year round to relax in nature.
In 1963 a mighty mudslide hit the Lake, descending from the mountains
and destroyed the lake, that day killed more than 1,000 people. As a result of this cataclysm Lake Issyk, It became less at times.
But already in the early 1990s, the construction of a new dam and other hydraulic structures was completed. And nowadays, the lake has been restored to 3/4 of the original volume!
Nature is also beautiful, breathtaking.
You will visit the Issyk Valley mounds IV-V centuries. BC. and the place where the Saka warrior was found, dressed in armor and gold clothes, and accessories of life.
Dear friends, we look forward to seeing you in great tour :)
DETAILED ROUTE HERE
Mileage per day: 120 km
08:30 Departure from your hotel / hostel / airport
09:00 Stop at an Asian bakery. Excursion
10:00 Arrival in the National Park, walk to Lake Issyk
11:30 Tea / coffee
13:00 Walk to the "Bear" waterfall in Turgen Gorge
14:30 Trout fishing and lunch with beautiful mountain views
15:30 Walk to the city of Issyk / bazaar and the central part of the city
17:00 Stop at the Winemaker's / Wine and Cheese tasting.
19:00 Arrival in Almaty
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
Travel Taxi option: Suv (max. 5pax): 180 USD
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:
• 1 Traveler - 220 USD
• 2 Travelers - 125 USD/per person
• 3 Travelers - 100 USD/per person
• 4 Travelers - 85 USD/per person
Included: SUV + fuel + experienced English speaking guide + food+ tickets to the National Parks + bottled water per person+lunch