On the way to the Saty village near of the Kolsay & Kaindy 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 and the valley of the Charyn river. And then again plunge near the Saty village into a riot of vegetation and rivers.
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 lakes you can go boating and try to swim in a cold mountain water.
First day: leave the Almaty at 8 am and arrive to Altyn Emel park. Have lunch in guesthouse in village. You should be ready that roads in Altyn Emel park are really off-road.
Visit Aktay and Katytau mountains. It takes near of 1.5 hours to get to the Aktau. Overnight in guests house in Bashy village.
Second day: start at 9am and get to The Singing Dune. Then way 2 hours to the Charyn canyon via Ash-tree grove. In evening get to homestay in Saty village for overnight. Hot dinner and sauna.
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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.