Issyk-Kul: The Big Mountain Lake Kyrgyzstan: Karakol & Issyk-Kul Region

The Karkara border crossing between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is only open during the summer months. This is not surprising considering its remote location in the mountains. There are no facilities, shops, or money changers, and the road on both sides of the border is unpaved and at times in bad shape. Thanks to this place‚Äôs…