Today we are going to take a rest in south shore of Issyk-Kul lake. After breakfast, we will leave Karakol and drive to the Jeti-Oguz Gorge. It is a lush, picturesque valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations, including the “Seven Bulls”. It is located 28 kilometers west of the city of Karakol along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul. The name "Jeti-Oguz" (translated as " bulls") came from a chain of weathered red rocks, similar to bulls lying on the ground, and became a visiting card of the gorge. The local point of interest is the rock "Broken Heart", near which you can always make incredibly beautiful photos.
For 25 km on both sides of the gorge, there are blue spruce trees that are included in the red book of Kyrgyzstan. In the gorge at an altitude of 2200 m, there is a resort Jeti-Oguz, known for its healing geothermal springs. Drive to Barscoon Gorge and have a walk to the waterfalls. After we are going to visit Skazka (“Fairy Tale”) Canyon. The canyon, the beauty in the south of Issyk-Kul lake, was named after its bizarre rocky landscape, which for many years has been transformed by wind into various sculptures and formations. Some structures have been named for their similarity to well-known objects and places. For example, one set of ridges in the canyon is called the "Chinese Wall" due to its similarity to the Great Wall of China. Visitors can also find what appears to be the statues of hippopotami, snakes, dragons, sleeping giants, and even whole castles. Not only do the rocks have different shapes, but also various colors.
Overnight in yurts on the south shore of Issyk-Kul lake.