Karakol lies on the eastern shores of Lake Issyk Kul, surrounded by orchards and far off mountain peaks. This small town was once a Russian outpost but today operates as the main hub for the spectacular treks in the surrounding Tienshan Mountains. With a charming and unique blend of architecture ranging from Chinese to French, Karakol is also home to a traditional bazaar and livestock market.
Close to the Chinese border and nestling into the foothills of the Tianshan Mountains, Karakol is a charming city of wooden cottages and tree-lined streets. With mosques, orthodox churches and a small cathedral, compact Karakol has an interesting history and is the best base for exploring the many wonders of Lake Issyk Kul.
Green Yard Hotel
Green Yard Hotel is set at the peaceful outskirt of Karakol for those who seek a quiet city escape with warm hospitality.
Ideally situated in downtown Karakol, Hotel Tagaytay is a traditional Kyrgyz hotel at the foothills of the Tien Shan mountain range. This simple yet welcoming hotel is the perfect place to base yourself whilst exploring the rich history of Karakol.
Karagat Hotel offers the most modern presently available facilities while being centrally located at Karakol, an ideal base point for trekking trips and cultural visits in this beautiful part of Kyrgyzstan.