Issyk Lake & Gorge

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Today, you will visit Issyk Gorge, one of the most beautiful gorges on Trans-Ili Alatau region, including a visit to the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”.

Travel to an altitude of 1,756 meters above sea level to the postcard-perfect Lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. Lying along the Kuldja tract, where hundreds of years ago the trade caravans passed through, the gorge is evocative and visually striking. You will also visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”, a complex of 80 Saks burial mounds (kurgans). This is also the burial ground of the world-famous Golden Man, a Scythian warrior prince.
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