Tour from Almaty to Kolay lakes and to Charyn Canyon.
Kolsai lake called blue necklace of Northern Tien Shan, seeing them could not agree more. Three magnificent lakes are cascadedin the mountains east of the Kungei Alatau in one amazingly beautiful mountain gorge. Incidentally, in the Kazakh language "Kolsay" means "lake in the valley." To see such beauty will have to drive 330 kilometers to the east of Almaty and the cost is an average of 6-7 hours. The road to the lakes runs through villages Chilik Kegen and Sata.
"Charyn Canyon" - a wonderful monument of nature that has been preserved for millions of years, is extremely picturesque and very varied in geological and geomorphological respect. The h of the steep slopes of the canyon reaches 150-300 m. It affects the extreme ruggedness of terrain: the many gullies and ravines form a dense, disordered network. Wind and water have created this beautiful "Valley of Castles". The length of the valley - more than 2 km, width - 20 - 80 m. Throughout the route you are surrounded by bizarre tower built of sedimentary rocks, whose age is about 12 million years. All this time, this architecture created by nature, carefully and slowly, to erect majestic castles. You can spend hours wandering past the strange towers, pillars and marvel at the lush imagination of nature!
Cost and conditions:
Budget option - the cost of $ 150 per day for a car regardless of the number of people (from one to ). The price includes: transport rental, fuel, guide services, camping equipment. Meals, tickets, accommodation are paid separately.
All-inclusive service - the cost of 220 dollars a day is calculated for two people, each additional person, plus 35 dollars. The price includes: rental transport, guide services, fuel, meals, tickets, accommodation in guest houses, yurts, hotels, or tents if desired.
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.
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.