Charyn Canyon, Kulsai Lakes, Lake Kaindy - 3 days

Multi-day tours.

For our guests, we have prepared a nice gift.

A. Legend about the route by the hour:

1 day

8.30 am collection at the specified address;

13.00 Arrival at the beginning of the route in the Charyn canyon.

14.00 Descent to the river, lunch

15.00 rise from the canyon, walk along the top

16.00 departure to the hotel at night

19.00 Check-in at the hotel, dinner.

2 days

8.00 breakfast

9.00 access to the highway to the second lake Kulsay

14.00 Lunch at the lake

18.00 Return to the hotel, dinner.

3 days

8.00 breakfast

9.00 departure for Kaindy Lake

14.00 Lunch at the lake

16.00 departure to the city

20.00 return to the city of Almaty


Horse riding, fishing on the lake, bike rental.

The road to the Charyn canyon runs through the Syugatinskaya valley, which stretches between the Ketmen and Ulken-Boguty mountain ranges.

Before you, it seems, the ruins of some multi-storey ancient Greek temples.

These are multi-colored cornices, colonnades, columns, towers, galleries, artificial sculptors - nature and time. He is amazed at his wild, pristine beauty.

Turn left, about 10 km to the Valley of Castles. You can also go through a wide, covered with tugai forests to catch the river hundreds of meters from the road.

Here you can stay overnight. The river here is quite fast, but shallow. On the slopes of its valleys, as in the figure, there is a view of the storehouse of ancient and young seams, fractures of the earth's crust, rifts, etc.

As geologists say, i.e. tightly closed beds stand upright. Young Pliocene strata of layers of pebbles and sandy-clay deposits lay horizontally on them.
All these rocks have different levels of severity of carbon emissions that occurred in the Quaternary. These stones have different colors - from pale yellow to purple and red.

Charyn "temples" - a real geological museum. Geological diversity consists of a variety of rocks.

The lake is called the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan. They are located at altitudes of 1800, 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. The warm season lasts from April to the end of September.

Lake Ring has a dark blue water color. Only she was emerald green, a few tens of meters. Alpine meadows, cliffs and huge coniferous forests from the Tien Shan spruce bloom around the lake.

The first Kolsai lake stretches for 1 km along the gorge, and its width is 400 m, and its height is 1818 m above sea level. The depth of the lake is 80 m. There are comfortable expensive cottages, as well as, of course, yurt camps and campgrounds. Approaching the first lake, immediately came to him, and catamarans rode. Catch the rainbow trout. However, this does not stop people. Air temperature not lower than 6-8 ° С will cool any desire to swim.

To see the second lake, you need to go 6 km up the narrow mountain path. The hike takes 2.5-3 hours.

The second lake is the most beautiful of Kolsai lake, the center is 2252 m above sea level. Its depth is 50 m. Approaching the lake, immediately catches the eye. Going further, you realize that the lake has not yet been fully revealed. On the green shores grow numerous alpine flowers, among which are growing aromatic edelweiss.

The third lake, 6 km above the second, is 448 meters. This is the smallest lake. The water in the lake is very cold. It is surrounded by rocks and juniper trees. The climate in this area is high mountainous: in summer the temperature is up to 30 degrees during the day. Currently, the border service requires the issuance of special permits for his visit.

The third day we visit Kaindy Lake. It is located on the northern slope of the Kungei Ala-Too mountain range at an altitude of 1867 meters above sea level amidst a dense coniferous forest.

The length of the lake is about 400 meters, the maximum depth of the lake is 30 meters. Kaindy in translation from Kazakh means "Birch". This name was given because of the big birch road.

The lake was formed as a result of the Zhalanash-Tyup earthquake of March 25, 1978 with an amplitude of about 7 points. As a result of the descent from the eastern slope of the Kaindy gorge, the formed Kaindy Lake, a lake was formed.

Water flooded the formed depression, flattened by a stone gate in the middle. All of them were flooded, their dry trunks rose above the smooth surface of cold lakes, giving it an amazing and unique look.

Around 2012, the water level in the lakes increased by almost 1.5 meters. This summer attracts the attention of tourists. The water in the lake is very cold, so the needles of the trees are well preserved and are clearly visible through the transparent surface of the water.

All this mystical magnificence of the lake is impossible to convey in words. Skyline offers amazing views of the Kaindy gorge, Sata, the valley of the Chilik river.

In addition to the lake, all our tourists get acquainted with the national color of the Kazakh house, dishes of cuisine, traditions and customs of the local population, you can visit the bath.

The program includes: off-road travel to the Charyn Canyon, accommodation in a local guest house, a trip to Kulsai Lake, a hike to Kaindy Lake, lunch in nature, national dishes.



Number of days: 3
Covered regions:
East Kazakhstan
North Kazakhstan
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
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: Guide services, optional
What to bring: 1. Warm clothing, shoes; 2. Means of personal hygiene, medicines, personal utensils.
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
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.