2 Days SUV Tour to the gems of Trans Ili Alatau mountains - Kolsay 1 Lake, Kaindy Lake and Charyn Canyon. The Tour starts from Almaty and takes you 350 kilometres away from the magapolise, to the South-East part of Northern Tian Shan.
First day is dedicated to the trekking and exploring of the Kolsay 1 Lake (1818 altitude). There the Guide will show you the best locations of the Lower Lake and arrange boat to cruise along the lake or horses to take a ride around. Lunch and accomodation for the night will be organized in the guest-house in the Saty village - homestay with a local Kazakh family, to get introduced with customs, traditions and of course to taste a native full board of meals! The original sauna bath is available in the evening.
Second day starts early directly to the Kaindy Lake - the flooded Tian Shan spruces trees Lake, which was created by the forces of nature more than 100 years ago. There also horses are available for the rides.
After, Tour continues to the Charyn Canyon - a millions of years nature tribute to erosion and other forces of nature, there the Guide will give you several variants of trekking and a hike. The route goes within the famous Valley of Castles down to the Charyn River. And the unexplored South Side of the Canyon is also available for discovery. The highlight of the day is meeting a breathtaking Sunset in the silence of the centuries in the Canyon.
You need to have Your Passport with you for the military checking control!
The format of the Tour is SUV Toyota Land Cruiser 200, Certified Guide - Driver. Individual or mobile group (1-5 pax)
- 07 00 - departure from Almaty
- 12 00 - arrival to Saty guest house, lunch
- 12 30 - arrival to Kolsay Lake
- 12 30-18 00 - adventures and trekking at Kolsay Lake
- 19 00 - dinner
- 21 00- sauna and overnight
- 08 00 - breakfast
- 10 00 - arrival to Kaindy Lake
- 10 00-12 00 - exploring Kaindy Lake
- 13 00 - lunch
- 15 00 - arrival to Charyn Canyon
- 15 00-20 00 - hiking in Charyn + Sunset
- 21 00 - dinner
- 23 00 - arrival to Almaty
*The Itinerary designed for Summer season, Winter Tours will have changes in timing
1 pax = 627 $ USA
2 pax = 352 $ USA per person
3 pax = 261 $ USA per person
4 pax = 215 $ USA per person
5 pax = 187 $ USA per person
*The Price showed is per person for the group of 4 pax
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.