1 Day Express Tour: Issyk Lake, Assy Plateau & Turgen Gorge

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Esik, KZ
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Esik, KZ
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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the stunning landscapes of Kazakhstan with the 1 Day Express Tour: Issyk Lake, Assy Plateau & Turgen Gorge. This tour will take you to the must-visit places in the country, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and experience the vibrant Kazakh village lifestyle. Witness the picturesque beauty of Issyk Lake, surrounded by lush forests and vibrant flower fields. Explore the vast and breathtaking Assy plateau, located at a height of 2100-2800m above sea level. Finally, discover the enchanting Turgen Gorge, home to magnificent waterfalls, pine forests, and crystal-clear lakes. Get ready to be mesmerized by the wonders of Kazakhstan on this unforgettable day tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 10 hours - 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-5 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Picturesque alpine lake surrounded by beautiful nature
  • Vast and stunning valley at high altitude
  • Amazing waterfalls, pine forests, and hot springs
  • Opportunity to see Kazakh village lifestyle
  • Best pastureland in Kazakhstan
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide

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Escape to the breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in the culture of Kazakhstan with the 1 Day Express Tour: Issyk Lake, Assy Plateau & Turgen Gorge. This tour offers a fantastic opportunity to explore three must-visit places in Kazakhstan, showcasing its natural beauty and the traditional village lifestyle. Prepare to be captivated by stunning scenery, lush forests, flower-filled fields, and crystal-clear lakes.

What to expect?

During this tour, expect a day filled with wonder and discovery as you journey through incredible locations. You'll start by visiting Issyk Lake, an idyllic alpine lake nestled amidst verdant nature, offering picturesque views and a serene atmosphere. Next, experience the vastness of Assy Plateau, a remarkably beautiful valley boasting an impressive altitude and unmatched natural splendor. Finally, explore the breathtaking Turgen Gorge, known for its enchanting waterfalls, pine forests, serene lakes, and healing hot springs. Prepare to be amazed by the 30-meter high Bear Falls, one of the highlights of the gorge.

Who is this for?

This tour is ideal for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone yearning to witness the untouched beauty of Kazakhstan. Whether you're an experienced traveler or someone seeking a unique experience, this tour is perfect for those who appreciate remarkable landscapes, cultural immersion, and a deep connection with nature. All ages and backgrounds are welcome, and all that is required is a spirit of curiosity and a love for exploration.

Why book this?

Embark on this remarkable adventure to discover the hidden gems of Kazakhstan that will leave you in awe. This tour offers the opportunity to escape the bustling city life and delve into the tranquility of natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and create everlasting memories. The combination of picturesque landscapes, the traditional Kazakh village experience, and the chance to witness some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country will truly make this a day to cherish.

Good to know

For your convenience, the total duration of the tour is approximately 600 to 720 minutes, ensuring you have ample time to explore each destination thoroughly. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds you. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as you'll have the opportunity to traverse various terrains. Be prepared to be amazed by the natural wonders you'll encounter, and don't forget to bring your sense of adventure and curiosity!


Travelers who have experienced the 1 Day Express Tour: Issyk Lake, Assy Plateau & Turgen Gorge have been enthralled by the magnificence of the Kazakh landscapes and the seamless organization of the tour. Many have praised the knowledgeable guides who provided fascinating insights into the history, culture, and natural wonders of the region. Visitors have expressed their delight in witnessing the beauty of Issyk Lake, Assy Plateau, and Turgen Gorge, highlighting their memorable moments exploring the stunning waterfalls and serene lakes. Overall, travelers have left with a deep appreciation for the incredible beauty of Kazakhstan and a desire to return for more adventures in this remarkable country.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Lake Issyk

Issyk lake is a picturesque, alpine lake surrounded by unusually beautiful nature of thick forests and spacious flower fields. The lake is located at an altitude of 1760 meters above sea level, in the Issyk gorge of Trans-Ili Alatau, about 70 km east of Almaty.

Plateau Assy

Assy plateau – which is located 100km to the east from Almaty: it is a huge valley at a height of 2100-2800m above sea level, about 40km long. The easiest way is from Turgen gorge over Asy pass. One of the beautiful valleys in Kazakhstan.


Turgen gorge – One of the amazing and beautiful places of Kazakhstan. It is located 90 km from Almaty. There are a lot of beautiful waterfalls, pine forests, hot springs, as well as lakes with clear water. Turgen gorge is famous for waterfalls. One of these attractions is the Bear Falls, about 30 meters high.



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We had a great experience on our tour! Because of extensive snow and an avalanche across a road, we were not able to take the intended tour. However, our guide, Chingiz, adjusted our plans and we had a lovely time hiking near the Turgen River and spending time at the Shymbulak Ski Resort. We also had a wonderful lunch at a local restaurant, with our guide ordering a spread of local dishes. Would definitely recommend this tour group. Finally, I left my sweatshirt in the tour vehicle and Chingiz went out of his way to drop it off at my hotel later that week.


Don't miss out on visiting Assy plateau and Turgen gorge, it's absolutely wonderful. Watching large herds of horses and cattle roam over the verdant hills of the plateau was truly moving. Our driver was great too!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-29 21:11