Issyk-Ata Gorge: Hot springs

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The distance between Bishkek and the Issyk-Ata Gorge is 77 kilometers. The elevation of this location is 1775 meters above sea level.

Ysyk Ata Hot Springs

The hot springs of the Issyk-Ata gorge are well-known across Kyrgyzstan. He’s even well-known among Kyrgyzstanis who haven’t visited. if only because the nation produces the same-named mineral water. It is well recognized that hot springs have therapeutic qualities. Individuals with gynecological disorders, neurological illnesses, disorders of the digestive system, and polyarthritis come here for recovery. It is said that many centuries ago, while everyone else was aging, there was a girl who bathed in these waters every day and stayed youthful and lovely for many years.

Ysyk Ata Waterfalls

Within the gorge, there are two stunning waterfalls that are five kilometers apart. Please be aware that the waterfalls require specific footwear due to the extremely slick stones. Alpine meadows and woods also include the remains of Issyk-Ata. Sheep and horses are brought here by shepherds in the summer. The Issyk-Ata River is one such place with an abundance of trout. Although it is illegal to fish, sadly, poachers are unaffected.


There is a big stone at Issyk-Ata that has a Buddha figure on it that is believed to be from the tenth century. People seek his advice on their health. The stone was showered with water by the locals in the 1800s as a token of appreciation for its healing powers.

From the gorge you can climb to the top of Mount Batu (Botvey), which is located at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. There is a legend that Genghis Khan’s treasures are hidden on this mountain. He wanted to raise the treasures to the top, but could not reach it, so he hid the riches somewhere in the bowels of the mountain.

Issyk-Ata Gorge is a resort area. The Issyk-Ata sanatorium, located here, is one of the oldest in Central Asia. It was opened in 1891. Long before the appearance of the sanatorium, local residents went to the hot springs. During the Second World War, wounded soldiers lay here, who were quickly recovering.

The main therapeutic means of the resort are mineral waters. The constant water temperature is kept around +54 ° C at any time of the year. There is also a mud clinic.

The warmest period to visit Issyk-Ata is from July to September. But people come here all year round. There are many sunny days in Issyk-Ata, and there is also an increased ionization of the air.

Ysyk Ata Accommodations

Here, you can find several places to stay and eat. Most of  Them have their own hot spring swimming pool, You can have a meal and sleep. The service is not that good, but if you are considering staying there,.

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