Charyn canyon, Kolsay & Kaindy Lakes some of the 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. Another fantastic place in the mountains - Kolsay lakes.
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.
It is possible to visit this all objects in 2 dayes.
The 1 day starts at 5 am. Get by car to the Kolsay 1. Then by foot trekking to the Kolsay lake 2. It takes 7 km to get to the lake in one direction. Possible to organise this way by horses. After Get to the homestay in Saty village for overnight. National dinner and sauna.
The 2 day can starts at 8 am and get by SUV car to the Kaindy Lake. There it will be light trekking to the lake and round near of 2 hours. Stopping at the birch grove. Back way to Saty village for hot lunch.
Then get to the Charyn canyon. Light trekking to the river near of 2,5 hours. It takes to walk near of 2 km in one direction. During the way to Almaty dinner in uighur's cafe.
Then departure to the Almaty at 9 pm.
Price for the tour 320$ for 1-2 persons
Price for the tour 360$ for 3-5 persons
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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.