1 day trip Charyn canyon & Kaindy Lake& Kolsay lake 1

Charyn canyon & Kaindy Lake some most picturesque places and best trips in Almaty region. A lot of visitors of Charyn then sayed that they saw in Kazakhstan small copy of the Grand Canyon. Kaindy Lake - it is amazing sunken forest which was frozen under the cold mountain water.  

It is possible to visit this objects in one day. We need start to arrive from Almaty early in the morning at 5 am and back to the city at 10 pm. At first to the lakes Kolsay lake 1 and Kaindy.

Then way to the Charyn. The walking through the canyon 2 km in one direction. Usually it takes near of 2 hours for this hike.

On the way back we can stop in village of uighyrs for dinner.

On the way to the Saty village near of the lakes 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 Saty village 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.

On the beautiful Kolsay lake you can go boating and try to swim in a cold mountain water.

On the way we can see farm animals horses, sheeps, cows. Wild animals and birds like golden eagles, jerboa, partridge and etc.

For the walking through the canyon You should be ready it can be really hot there during the summer days. I suggest to have long sleeve clothes and suncream.

For 1-2 persons the price 310$

For 3-5 persons the price 340$

Included services:
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: Food & drinks, entrance tickets to parks
What to bring: Pasport & season clothers, sport shoes
Transport: Minivan
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.