Kaindy Lake - it is amazing sunken forest which was frozen under the cold mountain water. The lake is only 130 kilometers from Almaty, however, even in spite of such proximity to the city, to get to Lake Kaindy you should be ready for off-road adventures on very rough terrain.
One day trip need to start earler in the morning at 7am. It takes 4 hours in one direction by car. Need to take lunch boxes. There it is a light trekking to the Lake near of 2,5 hours.
On the way to the lake there will be an amazing change of landscapes. First, at the foot of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains there are juicy and green meadows, fields, gardens and forests. And moving away to the east it will be replaced by the dry mountains of Soget with desert areas, the Kokpek gorge, the valley of the Charyn river. And then again plunge near the Kaindy Lake into a riot of vegetation and rivers.
In Kaindy gorge, a unique farm was built in our region. They breed Angus cows there. It is famous for its special "marble" meat. Deliveries of this meat are mainly abroad and to luxury restaurants and hotels in Kazakhstan. Movement along the gorge directly to the lake passes along a gravel road, where we cross the river twice by car. On the way there is a lot of sea buckthorn, barberry, raspberry. And also we pass the famous birch grove of Russian birch trees.
230$ price for 1-2 persons
260$ price for 3-5 persons