Tour to Kolsay, Kaindy lakes and Charyn Canyon, 2 days

Exciting 2-day trip to beautiful valleys of Kolsay lakes. Overnight in mountain hotel, exiting daily walks or horserides. Trip include visit toCharyn Canyon and Kaindy lake

 

Kolsay lakes is the system of 3 picturesque lakes are located 330km south from Almaty on the altitude of 1800, 2250 and 2700 respectively. Area is interesting in it’s geological landscape and availability of rare plants and tranquil untouched nature. Kolsay lakes are often called as Pearls of Northen Tyan-Shian. The sunken forest of lake Kaindy is a stunning view to behold and a lovely place to relax for a picknick when going east from Almaty. In 1911, an earsquake triggered a large landslide, which formed a natural dam on the slopes of the Kungey Alatau range outside of Almaty. The imposing Shrank spruce trees that previously formed a forest there, were now suddenly submerged in the lake that was born from the landslide Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river in south from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 mln years old. The height of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you  along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks.

 

Highlights of the tour: visit a road market in Baiseit village, local home residence and traditional food in Saty village, hiking in Kolsay Lake, amazing view in Kaindy Lake, walk inside the Charyn canyon, barbecue in open air.

Route: Almaty, Baiseit village, Saty village, Kolsay Lake, second Kolsay lake, Saty village, Kaindy Lake, Charyn canyon, Almaty.

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Road length: 600 km 

Program:

Day one:

07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty

08-30 stop in a road market in Baiseit village

12-00 home made lunch in Saty village 12 km from Kolsay Lake

13-30 arrival to Kolsay Lake (hiking/horse riding to the second Kolsay Lake)

18-30 departure from Kolsay Lake

19-15 arrival to local home residence in Saty village 12 km from Kaindy Lake (barbecue in open air)

Day two:

07-00 breakfast

08-00 departure from Saty village 12 km from Kaindy Lake

09-00 arrival to Kaindy Lake (walking/horse riding to Lake and panorama view)

11-00 departure from Kaindy Lake

12-00 arrival to Saty village (home made lunch)

13-30 departure from Saty village

15-45 arrival to Charyn canyon (SUV tour inside canyon, coffee break)

18-30 departure Charyn canyon

21-30 arrival to Almaty

 

 

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.kolsay lake

Number of days: 2
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: pasporta, shlyapu ili kepku, rubashku s dlinnymi rukavami, solntsezashchitnyy krem 75/5000 passports, hat or cap, long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen,good mood))
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.