Charyn & Kolsay Lakes & Kaindy Lake, 2 days|ALL-INCLUSIVE

Charyn & Kolsay Lakes & Kaindy Lake, 2 days|ALL-INCLUSIVE tour is for those who would like to breathe the air, eat the food at a traditional dastarkhan and touch the soil of one of Kazakh people's most important territories - Zhetisu. 

Charyn Canyon

Often compared to the Grand Canyon in the US, Charyn Canyon is as stunning in its majestic colorfulness as the Grand is in its enormity. Charyn is still impressively huge though, stretching for more than 150 km along the Sharyn river and reaching 300 m in height. 

Kaindy Lake 

Easily the youngest naturally formed lake on Earth (circa 1911), Kaindy lake is a beauty to behold: the tree trunks jutting out of the crystal clear lake almost resemble the spears of warriors hiding underwater awaiting an order or of masts of sunken ships. 

Kolsay Lakes 

The more the merrier. More so when there is a trio of stunningly picturesque lakes located one after another at altitudes from 1800 to 2700 meters. Known as “The Pearls of the Northern Tien Shan”, Kolsay lakes are quite possibly the most beautiful liquid triplets in existence. 


Tour itinerary

Day one

  7:30 Leave Almaty for Charyn Canyon

11:00 Charyn promenade, picture taking, a light picnic (optional)

15:00 - 17:00 (+/- 30min) Drive to traditional Kazakh village Satty

17:00 - 19:00 Village tour, local life exploration, perform Kazakh totemic rituals of newcomer initiation 

19:00 Dinner at the guesthouse (home-cooked dishes) 

Day two

  7:00 Breakfast at the guesthouse

  7:30 Leave for Kolsay lakes

9:00 Arrive at Kolsay one, hiking/on horseback to Kolsay two (2-3 hrs.)

11:00 Arrival at Kolsay two, promenade, brunch 

13:30 Return to Kolsay one, leave Satty village for Kaindy 

15:00 Kaindy lake promenade, lake-side special menu lunch, photos, videos

17:00 Departure to Almaty

21:00 We arrive in Almaty (end of tour)


Charyn & Kolsay Lakes & Kaindy Lake, 2 days|ALL-INCLUSIVE


1-2pax - $490





Number of days: 2
Start Date: Sep 27, 2018
End Date: Sep 28, 2018
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: Horseback riding, boat voyages, food and drinks outside inclusions
What to bring: Passport, trecking attire, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, demi seasonal coats, pants
Transport: SUV 4x4
Start in (City): Almaty
End in (City): Almaty
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.