Issyk-Kul Winter Kayaking

Paddle away your winter worries!

Paddle into adventure on Issyk Kul with our expert kayaking guides. Glide across the calm waters of Przhevalsk Bay near Karakol and explore the varied landscapes along the lake shore with towering snow-capped peaks on every horizon. En route, learn about historical places critical to the history of the city and, with luck, spot migratory swans that spend much of the winter in these waters.

Tour Highlights

  • Half- or full-day adventures can be tailored to guests' preferences and fitness levels, to ensure the best experience for all participants. 
  • Special kayak skirts keep guests warm and dry, no matter the temperature outside.
  • Even long-time fans of the Karakol region can see the area in a new light by experiencing it from water level for the first time.

*This tour can be offered at any time of the year. Prices will depend on the season. Please inquire for more details.

Issyk-Kul Winter Kayaking

5 Hours  | from 1,500 KGS

per person


This tour is offered by Karakol Tour Company. As a partner of Destination Karakol, this business is actively invested in promoting tourism and community development in Karakol and the surrounding region.

Note: A portion of income from our tour goes to the local Youth Volunteer Organisation “Leadership”. So by paddling with us, you support social projects and the promotion of volunteerism among Karakol youth!

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Tour Details


Tour can be organized upon request (Please book at least 2 days in advance)

Start Time

10:00 - 15:00


5 hours (including transportation)

Good For

Adults, families, children*


English, Russian


Clear weather (windless)

Minimum Group Size

4 people (or upon special request)

Maximum Group Size

14 people

Meeting Point

Town Center

Price Includes:

- Round-trip transportation
- Guide
- Life vests
- Kayaks & paddles
- Spray skirt (to keep you dry inside the boat)

Not Included in Price:

Drinks and Snacks


- For kids from 10 years old (only with parental supervision)

- Kayaking passengers cannot exceed 120 kg and 2 meters height.

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This tour meets at the intersection of Przhevalskiy and Abdrahmanov streets. We will inform you regarding the meeting location at a time of a booking.

From there, we will provide transportation to the Issyk-Kul lake to a starting pointand back to Karakol.