Skazka canyon

Moving along the south coast of Issyk-Kul lake from Karakol town, before you reach the small village named Kadji-Sai, you enter the most beautiful mountain landscapes.

Turning after Tosor village towards the Terskey Ala-Too mountains, after roughly 4 km you will notice how the mountains part, and almost immediately, as if by the wave of a magic wand, you find yourself in this valley of fairy tales.


The canyon was so-named because of its unique rocky landscape, which has been transformed over many years by erosion into amazing sculptures and formations. Some formations look like The Great Wall of China, and you can find others that resemble snakes, dragons, sleeping giants and even entire castles. From the canyon you can see a majestic panorama of Lake Issyk-Kul and snow-capped mountains. It’s an excellent destination for children and adults  alike because it’s an easy hike close to Lake Issyk-Kul.