Lake Issyk is located in the Issyk gorge at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. The road to the lake passes by the Issyk burial mounds, where the "Golden Man" was found, which has now become a symbol of Kazakhstan. Until its disappearance in 1963, as a result of a catastrophic mudflow, this lake was rightfully considered the main attraction of the Zailiyskiy Alatau. Currently, the lake has been partially restored.
Not far from the lake there are beautiful cliffs called "Kremlin Wall". The lake is located on the border of the Ile-Alatau National Natural Park and the Almaty Reserve, where a special regime for the protection of flora and fauna is implemented. Therefore, here you have the opportunity, if of course a lucky chance will smile, to see a roe deer or a maral. On the left side of the Issyk River, there are many meadows where you can comfortably sit down and take a break from the bustle of the city, breathe in the clean mountain air. For your convenience, you must have comfortable shoes and clothes.