Useful information

Useful information for tourists, going to visit Lake Issyk-Kul

Before buying a tour you should always take into account the travel time of the year and the climate conditions of the area where you want to relax. It’s better to go to Lake Issyk-Kul not for a short period of time (less than 10-12 days), as you should remember about a difficult road and acclimatization.

For trips it’s better to use the services of transport companies or in extreme cases, take a taxi, but avoid private drivers. If you intend to rent a car, then learn the traffic rules of the country, you are going to travel to. Lock car doors, even for a short period of time and do not leave any valuables in it.

Find out beforehand the phones of the embassies and consulates of your country, police and ambulance services In case of emergency.

When using an ATM, observe the same precautions as in your home country.

Carefully read your health insurance policy, which can usually be applied only to sudden illnesses or injuries.

If you're in the woods or mountains, do not go barefoot and without a headgear. Do not pick up the plants that you do not know and do not collect mushrooms; especially you should not eat them.

Before the trip to Issyk –Kul you need to stock the necessary medicines, as they may be useful to you there, besides they are much more expensive there, and sometimes you cannot buy them without a prescription of a local doctor. If you have a high blood pressure, your stay at the beach should not be long.

Before you go on vacation to beautiful Lake Issyk-Kul, there must be protective tanning creams in your first and kit not to get sunburn.

How to get there

There are two airports near the lake: in Cholpon-Ata and Tamchi. However, the lake can also be reached by land, on starting your way from Bishkek - a scenic route passes through the Boom gorge, the tourists find it very attractive.

When to go

The climate in the area of Lake Issyk-Kul is quite mild: in winter the temperature does not fall 10 degrees below zero, in the summer it does not exceed 20 degrees above zero. At the same time, the water in July is a few degrees warmer than the temperature of air, and swimming in the lake is quite comfortable.


Dozens of resorts, hotels , tourist villages and camps are situated on the shores of the lake. Among them there are complexes consisting of individual bungalows and classic hotels. You can settle in the hotel “with all the amenities”, besides, you can come with your own tent to the camping or set up a camp on your own.

Have a good rest!