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Jeti-Oguz Canyon

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We’ve compiled an extensive guide to Jeti-Oguz, one of Kyrgyzstan’s must-see destinations. Jeti-Oguz is located on the southern shore of Issyk-Kul, the world’s second-largest alpine lake. With its stunning red rock formations and natural beauty, Jeti-Oguz Canyon is a must-see destination for any traveler exploring Central Asia. Our guide covers everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to Jeti-Oguz, including how to get there, where to stay, what to do, and what to eat.

Jeti-Oguz canyon

Getting to Jeti-Oguz:

To get to Jeti-Oguz, you’ll need to first travel to Karakol, a town located on the eastern shore of Issyk-Kul. From Karakol, you can take a marshrutka (shared minibus) or a taxi. The journey takes approximately one hour. Price is approximately 700som by taxi, 50 som by bus. But the bus will not take you to the valley where all gems of this place are. So we recommend taking a taxi from Karakol.

Where to Stay:

There are several accommodation options in Jeti-Oguz, ranging from budget guesthouses to more luxurious yurts. Some of the most popular options include:

  • At the Kok-Jayik Valley there are plenty of yurt camps and they provide food and bed
  • Jeti-Oguz Guesthouse: A budget-friendly guesthouse located in the heart of Jeti-Oguz. The guesthouse offers both private and shared rooms, as well as a communal kitchen and dining area.
  • Jailoo Guesthouse: A more upscale guesthouse offering private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Jailoo also has a restaurant serving traditional Kyrgyz cuisine.
  • Yurt Camps: For a truly unique experience, consider staying in a yurt camp. Yurt camps offer traditional yurts with comfortable beds and communal bathroom facilities.

What to Do in Jeti-Oguz Canyon:

There are plenty of things to see and do in Jeti-Oguz, whether you’re looking to hike, explore the local culture, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Here are a few must-see attractions:

  • Seven Bulls: This is the most famous rock formation in Jeti-Oguz, and for good reason. The red sandstone cliffs look like a herd of bulls standing together, and it’s a breathtaking sight to behold.
  • Broken Heart: Another stunning rock formation, Broken Heart is a narrow canyon with a heart-shaped opening at the end. Legend has it that if you walk through the canyon holding your breath, your wish will come true.
  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails in and around Jeti-Oguz, ranging from easy strolls to more challenging climbs. One popular hike is the trek up to the waterfall, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  • Oguz bashy Peak view point is stunning place that everyone who visits this place, they must visit.
oguz bashy peak

 

What to Eat:

Kyrgyz cuisine is hearty and filling, with lots of meat and dairy-based dishes. Some local specialties to try in Jeti-Oguz include:

  • Beshbarmak: A traditional Kyrgyz dish made with boiled meat (usually lamb or beef) served over noodles and topped with a rich onion and garlic sauce.
  • Kymyz: A fermented mare’s milk drink that’s popular throughout Central Asia.
  • Lagman: A noodle soup made with meat and vegetables.

In conclusion, Jeti-Oguz is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Kyrgyzstan. With its stunning scenery, unique culture, and delicious cuisine, it’s a destination that’s sure to leave a lasting

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