Travel to Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Travel to Karakol

Who does not know the city of Karakol? The former Przhevalsk, the favorite resort of the citizens of the near abroad and the former Soviet Union, Lake Issyk-Kul and great opportunities for any kind of tourism. Go on an unforgettable trip together with Minzifa Travel!

What to see in Karakol?

What is especially nice is that Karakol is great for a full trip, as well as for a one-day excursion. Therefore, no matter how long you come to this wonderful city of Kyrgyzstan, you won’t get bored:

  • The Russian cathedral is the most beautiful building in the city. In the second half of the XIX century it was made of stone, after the earthquake of the 80s it was restored and built of wood. During the Soviet years, the cathedral played the role of a female gymnasium, a gymnasium, and a coal warehouse. After Kyrgyzstan became an independent state, the Russian cathedral again became the Orthodox center of Karakol;
  • Dungan Mosque – unlike most Muslim temples, this mosque is not at all like the classical structures. At the beginning of the last century it was made of metal without nails, and it looks more like a Buddhist temple. It is one of the most original mosques in all of Asia;
  • The city beach is the best solution for those who want to open the beach season without leaving Karakol. The beach is sandy, the entrance to the water is smooth, there are cafes and changing rooms, you can safely come with children;
  • Przhevalsky’s museum will be interesting for everybody, who does not know anything at all about geographer’s expeditions except for the expression “Przhevalsky’s horse”. Not far from the lake there is the scientist’s grave, and next to the museum there is a monument dedicated to him;
  • Jety-Oguz. If you have time and want to not just walk around the city, but also to explore the surrounding area, it is worth a trip here and admire the cliffs. Seven Bulls, Heartbreak, Maiden’s Spits, wildflowers – this place is made for hiking and colorful photos;
  • Barskoon waterfalls are located in the south of the famous Issyk-Kul, so you can admire several natural sights at once. This place is made for all those who love picnics and long walks;
  • a skiing base. In the Soviet period, the Olympic team trained here. From the top you can admire the beautiful view of Issyk-Kul and breathe the scent of pine.

Weather in Karakol

The Kyrgyz city has a temperate continental climate with signs of a mountainous and maritime climate. Therefore, it has warm winters and cool summers. In winter, the thermometer does not fall below -5 ° C, even at night. In the summer the temperature is around +23-25 °С. According to observations, the sunniest months are August and September, and the rainy season is in April-May.

When is the best time to go to Karakol?

You can come to Karakol at any time of year – each season has its own characteristics and advantages:

  • In summer, you can catch a classic Kyrgyz vacation. Since there are many natural attractions in the vicinity of the city, picnics and long walks are not to be discouraged. From May to October, you can spend the night in yurts and have breakfast on the grass;
  • Autumn in Karakol is warm, sunny and dry, so a vacation in September is not so different from a summer trip. However, it’s not as hot at this time of year, plus the most delicious seasonal fruits are ripening;
  • Winter – the beautiful views from anywhere in the country. You don’t have to go to the mountains on purpose (though it’s highly recommended), you can admire the snow-capped peaks on the way from the airport;
  • in spring in Karakol, as well as in the whole Kyrgyzstan, it is rainy, but warm. Therefore, you can not only explore the mountains and lakes of the area, but also walk through museums and temples.

Karakol is one big resort, where every guest will find something to do. We will be happy to tell you where to go, what to see and what tasty things to try. To do this, please contact Minzifa Travel at, WhatsApp. We look forward to hearing from you!

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