Karven Issyk-Kul

Bulan-Sogotuu, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

At a Glance

  • Spacious rooms with view of either the lake or the mountain

  • One of the relatively better no-frill options in the Northern shore of Issyk Kul

  • Within easy reach of Cholpon Ata, with its field of Bronze Age petroglyphs

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Landlocked and surrounded by mountains, Kyrgyzstan enjoys sunshine and low rainfall for most of the year. In winter, the Arctic winds bring in precipitation, snowfall and cold sub-zero temperatures. As such, Kyrgyzstan is particularly good to visit between spring to late autumn (April-October).

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Insider's View

Breakfast only starts at 9 am. If you are departing early, do inform the restaurant to arrange packed breakfast.

Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and have a dip in the lake shore!

There is no elevator in the building, so we recommend to bring a day pack during your stay here

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Karven Issyk-Kul or take a look at our itineraries to Kyrgyzstan

Description

Operating only between May and September, Karven Issyk-Kul is beautifully set at the Northern shore of Issyk-Kyl with spacious rooms, as well as beautiful lake and mountain surroundings.

Rooms at the Karven Issyk are quite simple, with muted colours and basic yet comfortable furnishings. All have en-suite bathrooms and modern facilities. There is one restaurant in the hotel, which serves both European and national Kyrgyz dishes.

Located within the premise of the property are facilities such as spa, sauna, court, swimming pool, bowling center and an aqua park. For the young ones, there are kids' playground within the property.

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Accommodation

Rooms at the Karven Issyk are quite simple, with muted colours and basic yet comfortable furnishings. All have en-suite bathrooms and modern facilities.

Experiences

  • Boat Ride at Issyk Kul Lake

    Enjoy a private one-hour cruise through Issyk Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world.

  • Burana Tower

    Visit Burana Tower, a minaret completed in the 11th century and take the stairway up to the top for a view of the Chuy Valley.

  • Jeti Oguz Canyon

    You will be driven up to the hill top to admire the view of Jeti Oguz. Afterwards, enjoy a short walk at the top of Jeti Oguz with picturesque rolling hills before you are driven back down for a brief photo stop by the river.

  • Karakol City Tour

    Explore Karakol's unique religious heritage: Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dungan Mosque and the insightful Przhevalsky Memorial and Museum.

  • Karakol Sunday Animal Market

    On every early Sunday mornings, observe locals bargain over horses and livestocks at one of Kyrgyzstan's biggest animal markets.

  • Lunch at Local Kyrgyz Family Home

    Get acquainted with delicious Kyrgyz dishes on a local family house.

  • Meet the Eagle Hunters

    Enjoy a demonstration of traditional hunting with berkut (eagles). A berkutshi (eagle keeper) whose ancestors were hunters as well, will tell you about birdkeeping and about different hunting traditions.

  • Picnic Lunch at a Valley

    Picnic lunch is one of the best ways to slowly take in the natural beauty of Kyrgyzstan valleys. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, fresh and dried fruits, chocolate bars and boxed juices.

  • Rock Petroglyphs

    View rock petroglyphs dating from 1500 BC in Cholpon Ata.

  • Suyab

    Visit Suyab, an ancient Chinese city best known as the birthplace of Li Bai, a Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty era.

Location & directions

Bulan-Sogotuu, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

The Karven Issyk-Kul is located in the village of Bulan-Sogotu, approximately 30 minute's drive from the city of Cholpon Ata, on the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul.

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