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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.
 
'''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 Out==
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== Hitchhiking out ==
  
===West towards [[Bishkek]]===
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=== 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.
 
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===
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=== South towards [[Naryn]] and [[Kasgar]] ('''CH''') via Torugart pass., also towards [[Osh]] and [[Jalal-Abad]] via Suusamyr ===
  
===East towards [[Almaty]] ('''KZ''') and [[Urumchy]] ('''CH''')===
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=== East towards [[Almaty]] ('''KZ''') and [[Urumchy]] ('''CH''') ===
  
==Hitching In==
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== Hitching In ==
 
Coming from [[Bishkek]] is a most common way.
 
Coming from [[Bishkek]] is a most common way.
  
==Places to Avoid==
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== Places to Avoid ==
 
Avoid Balykchy and Karakol at nighttime.
 
Avoid Balykchy and Karakol at nighttime.
  
==Accommodation and Sleep==
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== Accommodation and Sleep ==
 
There is a huge number of hostels, guesthouses and hotels mostly of north and less on the south.
 
There is a huge number of hostels, guesthouses and hotels mostly of north and less on the south.
  
==Other Useful Info==
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== 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.  
 
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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[[Category:Kyrgyzstan]]
 
[[Category:Kyrgyzstan]]

Revision as of 12:53, 5 April 2011

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.

Hitchhiking 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.