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Issyk-kul lake

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'''Issyk-kul''' is an amazing and huge lake in [[Kyrgyzstan]]. There is 182 km from east to west and 58 km from north to south. Surrounded by paved road. Distance on both sided are equal between Balykchy and Karakol (around 220km). Northern part is more developed than southern.
==Hitching OutHitchhiking out ==
===West towards [[Bishkek]]===
There is a check point called ''Titanik'' on the road from Balykchy to [[Bishkek]]. Accessible in half an hour by foot from roundabout in Balykchy. Wait for direct car to Bishkek.
===South towards [[Naryn]] and [[Kasgar]] ('''CH''') via Torugart pass., also towards [[Osh]] and [[Jalal-Abad]] via Suusamyr===
===East towards [[Almaty]] ('''KZ''') and [[Urumchy]] ('''CH''')===
==Hitching In==
Coming from [[Bishkek]] is a most common way.
==Places to Avoid==
Avoid Balykchy and Karakol at nighttime.
==Accommodation and Sleep==
There is a huge number of hostels, guesthouses and hotels mostly of north and less on the south.
==Other Useful Info==
There is friendly geologist's service cars couple times in a week from Bishkek through Barskoon Valley to their party on more than 3500 meters altitude near Kumtor golg mine. Try hitch them. Great expirience among glaciers is guarantee.

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