Charyn canyon+Kaindy & Kolsay lakes+Turgen waterfall 3 days

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.

One of the most popular tourist routes in the Almaty region is the Turgen gorge, the Turgen waterfalls and the open-air museum Altyn Adam

1 day: start at 7 am. Visit the Charyn canyon. Trekking 2,5 hours to the river. Then get to the Kaindy lake. Light trekking to the lake. Get to guests house of Saty village for a night.

2 day: start at 8 am and get to Kolsai lake 1. After hiking to the Kolsay 2 near 7 km in one direction. In evening back to Saty village for overnight in guesthouse.

3 day: start at 8 am and arrive to the Turgen gorge to see the waterfall Aysai.  It takes near of 2 hours to get to place closer to the waterfall Aysai. Walking through the grove to the waterfall near 1.5 km. Then possible to organise the lunch at the trough farm after finishing.

Then departure to the Almaty at 7 pm.

Price for 1-2 persons 460$ ( car with driver and guide)

Price for 3-5 persons 490$ ( car with driver and guide)

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: Meal& drinks, accommodate, entrance tickets to park
What to bring: Passports, hats, Season clothes & spot shoes
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
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February
March
April
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June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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