If in summer many people like to have rest on the banks of Issyk Kul Lake, then in winter they prefer going to the ski center in Karakol. The skiing season here lasts from November till April.
Karakol is fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan, near the eastern tip of Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Kyrgyzstan-China border and 380 kilometres (240 miles) from the capital Bishkek.
It takes 12 hours for guests from Almaty to reach Karakol by bus or 1,5 hours by plane. The cost of the plane ticket varies from 150 to 300 US dollars.