Kolsai Lakes - a group of high-mountain lakes which are located in the northern Tien Shan. Lakes are located near the Kyrgyz border and 330 kilometers from Almaty. If you love the original nature, then you should definitely book a tour on Kolsay!
Kaindy - a mountain lake, located near Kolsai lakes. If you want to look for something new and different, then you should definitely choose a tour to Kaindy. This lake was formed as a result of the earthquake which occurred as a result, the water formed a lake. Visiting Kaindy You can see tall trees sticking out of the water, due to the cold temperatures, the trees were naturally frozen and well preserved in the water.
Saty lake (the lower lake) is located at an altitude of 1 818 meters above the sea level, length 1 kilometer, width 400 meters, depth 80 meters. Mynzhylky lake (the second lake) is at an altitude of 2 252 meters above the sea level and 8 kilometers away from the first lake. Sarybulak lake (the third lake) is at an altitude of 2 850 meters, 4 kilometers from Mynzhylky lake.
A feature of this tour can highlight that in a short time, changing climatic conditions with dry, sultry semi-desert to the fresh, cool, mountain. Also impressive change of terrain, which at first was a low hills, hills and plains, and after a few hours of the mountains with snowy peaks, pine forests, crystal clear lakes and springs. This trip will allow to plunge into the culture and life of Kazakhs, after spending a long time in the Kazakh family v.Saty. Where as you can enjoy homemade dishes prepared from natural products.
Program and itinerary
Departure from Almaty. The car will pick you up within the city.
8:00 am - Departure from Almaty.
13:00 - accommodation in a guest house in Saty village, lunch.
14:00. Departure to Saty lake (Kolsay 1st lake, 15 km).
17:00. Dinner and overnight in the guest house. Evening bonfire, guest house sauna visiting are included in price."
08:00. Breakfast in the guest house.
08:30. Departure to Kaindy lake (15 km).
09:15. Trekking around the lake, visiting of thhree panoramic sites (1,5 km).
11:30 Returning to the guest house.
12:30. Lunch in the guest house.
13:30. Returning to Almaty (285 km).
17:00. Arrival to Almaty.
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.
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.