Almaty Tour: Altyn Emel - Lake Kolsai - Lake Kaindy, 3 days

Dear travelers! I want to offer you a fascinating and exciting 3 day tour of the Altyn Emel National Park, Kolsai Lake and Kaindy Lake.

Within 3 days, on excursion you will learn the history of this unique place. This is one of the most beautiful places in Almaty. Every traveler should visit these places and we will help you with this! With you will go an English-speaking driver who knows the most beautiful and interesting places that will not leave anyone indifferent. During the tour you will learn the history of these beautiful places. 

The most famous sights of the Altyn Emel National Park are the sand dunes "Singing Barhan", 1.5 km long and 130 meters high; clay mountains, cut by canyons - Aktau; Katutau - mountains, consisting of volcanic rocks, barrows Besshatyr, spring Shokan Valikhanov.

Kolsai lakes are called "the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan". The lakes of the Tien-Shan Spruce are surrounded by lakes. The depth of the lakes reaches 50 m. Among the fauna - rainbow trout.

Kolsai lakes include 3 lakes:

The third lake is at an altitude of 1818 m, its length is 1 km, the width is 400 m, the depth is 80 m.

The average (second) Kolsai Lake (Mynzhylgy) is at an altitude of 2252, the largest of the three lakes.

The first Kolsay lake or the Upper Kolsai - at an altitude of 2850 m.

In 11 km to the east near the village of Sata there is a picturesque lake of Kaindy.

Kolsai lakes are located in the territory of the national park "Kulsay kulderi" and are a tourist object. Nearby there are guest houses and campsites. There is a tourist route with a length of 25 km, which includes a visit to all three Kolsai lakes, as well as the Sary-Bulak pass and the Issyk-Kul lake.

Kaindy lake in Kazakhstan, a popular tourist destination in one of the gorges of Kungei Alatau. Despite the low water temperature, Kaindy Lake is a success for diving enthusiasts. The main attraction of the lake is spruce, rising directly from the water.

Trout is found in the river Kaindy, below the lake. In summer, the average air temperature reaches the mark of +23 degrees, and the water +6.

The lake is located among coniferous forests at an altitude of 1667 meters above sea level in one of the gorges of Kungei Alatau. The length of the lake is about 400 meters. Its depth is almost 21 meters. The lake is surrounded by scree stony slopes and steep cliffs. Above the lake is a rocky impasse.

The cost of the tour for 3 days is 310 US dollars per car/tour, this price includes transportation, guide services, drinks. Tickets, accommodation in the mountains and lunch are paid by travelers. We can also offer the program "All inclusive". This program will include meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), guide services, transportation and accommodation.

Dear travelers, with the confirmation of the tour, we can take you as guests in our cozy country house, in the mountain range (there is a shower, sauna, Wi-Fi, TV). Also we can meet with you from the airport or train station (meeting is paid separately 30 $).

Number of days: 3
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
Not included: accommodation and meals
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.