Grigoriev Gorge is a long and picturesque gorge on the northern shore of the Lake Issyk-Kul, near the village of Grigorievka. The gorge is famous for its wooded slopes and three mountain lakes.
Grigoriev Gorge is very popular among tourists, as well as the neighboring Semenov Gorge due to easy accessibility and stunning beauty. The gorge is located on the Küngey Ala-Too Ridge and it has a very interesting relief. Narrow areas here are suddenly replaced by fairly wide valleys and vice versa. A stormy river flows through the gorge and forms three small lakes with marshy banks. The slopes of the Grigorievsky Gorge are unusually wooded, and the forest zone begins in the lowest part.
The gorge is one of Issyk Kul’s most visited sights. In summer, it is possible to stay in one of the many yurts in the area. There are many tourist routes to the neighboring Semenov Gorge, through the Kek-Bel Pass, as well as to the western part of the Kyungey Ala-Too Range and the Zailiisky Alatau Range.
How to get to Grigoriev Gorge?
The turn to the Grigorievs Gorge is on the Balykchy-Karakol Road on the northern shore of Issyk-Kul, in the village of Grigorievka. The road into the gorge is a relatively good dirt road.
Grigoriev Gorge on the map