Guide to Karakol. Transfers and taxi in Kyrgyzstan (Almaty, Bishkek), accommodation and mountain trekking tours


Discover Karakol, The Hidden Gem of Kyrgyzstan with Karakol Guide

Welcome to our site all about Karakol and providing you with help and information on many topics. Karakol is the small lovely town in the eastern part of Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan). We have helped hundreds of people have a wonderful time in our region! We hope we can help you.

This mountainous area around Karakol is very attractive for all types of tourists: mountain climbing expeditions, horse-riding tours, hikings and trekkings, heli and mountain skiing. In addition to that, Issyk-Kul Lake (which is proudly called the Pearl of Tien-Shan) offers sandy beaches, resorts, spas, hot springs and a great opportunity to suntan in the summertime.

No matter how you wish to arrive at Karakol, we can help! The usual way to get to this wonderful area is to arrive at the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek city. Here the international airport "Manas" (FRU) has a lot of flights from many countries. Regular flights from Almaty, Istanbul, Moscow, Shanghai and Dubai are landing daily. On arrival to Bishkek or Almaty (Kazakhstan) we can help you to arrange a taxi or order a transfer to Karakol. You will then have a stunning journey over the Boom pass and along the 180km lake shore.

When you arrive in Karakol town you can choose the following variants of where to stay:

  • Karakol Hotels
    The choice is very large: from economy rooms to luxury apartments, from single to four bed rooms. Breakfast is usually included in the price. We can help you with your selection based on your needs
     
  • Guest Houses
    A Guest House in Karakol is a private house, usually with 3-6 rooms offered, either for booking on a per room basis, or as a full house for one group. The owners of the house usually cook local national food for guests and breakfasts are also included in the price. Saunas (banya), pool, and a few other services are offered additionally in many of the guesthouses.
     
  • Flats
    There are many variants of flat/apartment rental in Karakol town. This is very popular with small groups of students, budget travellers, mountain skiers and families. A kitchen is equipped with all the necessary amenities for cooking, although note that no meals are included in the price.
     
  • Whatever you are looking for in terms of accommodation, we can help you

If you are in Karakol and searching for a mountain guide, or trying to find the best route for a few days trekking in the surrounding mountains, we can help you with this choice. We have professional area and mountain guides, drivers, interpreters who can help you while you are in Kyrgyzstan. Our vast experience of providing visitors with all they need means you are in safe hands.

Who we are

We are a team of local professionals providing services for tourists: this includes licensed drivers, comfortable cars, mountain guides, interpreters and porters, accommodation in guesthouses, hotels, flats and hostels, horseback rides and paragliding. Everything you need!

Find out more...
"Me and my family discovered Karakol in winter 2014. We want to say a huge Thankyou to owners of "Velyur" guesthouse in Karakol. Great meal, sauna (banya), clean rooms, friendly service..."
Viktor Burton, Austria, 21.02.2014 - 28.02.2014
97 Kydyr-Ake street
Teploklyuchenka/Aksuu
Karakol town
Issyk-Kul region
721800, Kyrgyzstan

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