Tour to Charyn-Kolsay-Kaiyndy in a day

Express Tour

Express tour of Kaiyndy/Kolsay/Charyn

Express tour is an opportunity to see the most picturesque locations of Kolsai/Kaiyndy/Charyn in one day.

Kaiyndy is a legendary lake in the vicinity of Almaty. It was formed as a result of an earthquake, flooding the age-old fir trees, which are still rising from the depths of the lake. Breathtaking views and amazing shots are guaranteed.
Kolsay is a high mountain lake 350 km from Almaty with the purest azure water. It is possible to take a catamaran or a boat and enjoy a boat trip.
The Charyn Canyon is also called the Small Grand Canyon. After the greenery of the mountains, you will plunge into the alien-historical views of the landscape.

Tour Details

🍴 Food on-site – Bring a snack (café on the lake for extra payment).

🕒 Approx. – 7 hours. Distance 750 km both way / 2,5 h walking (level - medium).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and temperature range from + 30˚C to – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide; fees, water) – 240$

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes.

05:00
05:00
Departure from Almaty
Early morning transfer from your hotel.
10:00
10:00
Arriving at the lake Kaindy
Walking to the lake 4 km total. Horse riding is possible (extra payment)
12:00
12:00
Arriving at the lake Kolsay
Lunch in nature and after small hiking around the lake.
15:30
15:30
Arriving in Charyn Canyon - The Valley Of Castles
Hiking in the Canyon 3/6 km
21:00
21:00
Return to Almaty

After hiking at 18.00 we start to drive back to Almaty. The guide will drive you back to the hotel.
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