Issyk is a popular mountain lake among Almaty residents and visitors. It comes from the Kazakh word Esik - 'a door, a narrow gorge, a gorge.' The modification occurred under the influence of the name of one of the largest lakes of Central Asia, located 65 km to the south.
Issyk (another name of the lake - Yessik, which in Kazakh means 'door') is a picturesque, high-altitude lake surrounded by an unusually beautiful nature of dense forests and wide flower fields. The lake is located at an altitude of 1760 meters above sea level, in the Issyk gorge of the Zailiysky Alatau, about 70 km east of Almaty.
According to geologists, the lake was formed 8 thousand years ago as a result of the most powerful collapse of the mountain avalanche, which later created a natural dam 300 meters high. In 1939, the territory of the lake began to actively improve: an asphalt road, a tourist base, a bus station was quickly built. Tens of thousands of Almaty residents and visitors came here all year round to relax in the bosom of nature.
Currently, the lake has been restored, but its size is half the size of the previous one. The area of the lake is very suitable for fans of active mountain tourism, and just for those who want to have a picnic on the weekends. The first can make an exciting trip to the most beautiful rocks, called 'Kremlin walls', and the second to sit on the shore of the lake, enjoying the beauty that opens to them, and breathing fresh mountain air.
- Product Code: ISSYK LAKE
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