Tour to Kaindy Lake, Kolsay 1 and Charyn Canyon

Kaiyndy Lake, Kolsay 1 and Charyn Canyon

Lake Kaindy is a legendary, mysterious, and picturesque place. It was formed in 1910 as a result of an earthquake that blocked the path of the Kaindy River, flooding the gorge.
Centuries-old pine trees rising from the very bottom of the lake look unusual and mystical. Incredibly cold water does not allow them to collapse and allows you to admire this miracle of nature.

It is located in the neighboring gorge with Lake Kolsay, so the tour includes a visit to this lake, as well as a visit to the Charyn Canyon, located along the way.

Charyn is the most famous canyon in the Almaty region, which is thousands of years old.
Tour Details

🍴 Food on-site – Cafes, lunch box on the first day (for extra payment).

🕒 Time – 2 days. Distance 700 km both way / 3 h walking (level – easy).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and a temperature range from + 45˚C to – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide; water) –

260 $

💲 Extra payment – meals, accommodation, fees

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes

Day 1 - 08:00 
Day 1 - 08:00 
Departure from Almaty.
Guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel. On the way, you will know about Charyn Canyon, lakes Kolsay and Kaiyndy, and the country in general.
11.00
11.00
Charyn Canyon The Valley of Castles
First Stopover in Charyn Canyon, distance 195 km. Hiking 6 km, lunch will be next to the river in the canyon. After hiking, departure to Kolsay lake.
14.00
14.00
Departure to Kolsay lake.
On the way to the lake, we will stop in the Black Canyon (15 min stopover).
16.00
16.00
Kolsay Lake
Hiking around the lake. Possible to rent a boat (extra payment).
18.30
18.30
Guest house in Saty village/ Hotel
Arriving in guest house/ hotel. Dinner.
Day 2 - 8.30
Day 2 - 8.30
Breakfast and departure to the Lake Kaindy
The next place is Kaindy lake, which is located 20 km far from our accommodation. Hiking to the lake will take 2 km. You can try horse riding to the lake (extra payment).
14.00
14.00
Lunch on the way to Almaty
Baiseit, Uighur village, you can try local cuisine.
17.00 
17.00 
Return back to Almaty.
After lunch, we drive back to Almaty. The guide will drive you back to the hotel.
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