Tour to Kolsay Lake 1 and 2, Kaindy and Charyn Canyon.

Kolsay lakes 1 and 2, Kaiyndy and Charyn canyon - 3 days

Kolsai lakes are represented by three lakes - Lower, Middle, and Upper - Kolsay 1, 2 and 3, located at altitudes of 1800, 2250, and 2700m.

Lake Kolsai 1 is the longest, it is possible to take boat or catamaran trips.
For connoisseurs of mountain hiking, hiking is offered for 8 km to the lake

Kolsai 2 along the picturesque gorge. You can also climb up to it by renting a horse. The wild places of Lake Kolsai 2 amaze with their pristine beauty, and traditionally there are fewer tourists here.

Kaindy is a lake with pines from the very depths. This is explained by the fact that Lake Kaiyndy was formed as a result of an earthquake, which blocked the river and allowed the gorge to be flooded. Breathtaking views are guaranteed.

Charyn Canyon - an opportunity to see how dramatically landscapes change at a relatively short distance - from millennial rocks that formed castle-like structures to the greenery and azure of mountain lakes.

Tour Details

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

🕒 Time – 3 days. Distance 700 km both way / 8-10 h walking (level – medium).

🌞 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) –

400 $

💲 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. There will be stops along the way, one of which is a vegetable market in the village of Baiseit.
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 Kolsai Lake.
Distance 100 km. A compliment from the guide - a stop at the Black Canyon with breathtaking views.
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 - 9.00
Day 2 - 9.00
Departure to Lake Kolsay 1
From there, hike to Lake Kolsai 2, distance - 8 km one way. Lunch - picnic in nature. The route is Radial.
17.00
17.00
Return to Kolsay 1
A short walk near the lake, return to the hotel.
Day 3- 8.30
Day 3- 8.30
Departure to Lake Kaiyndy
After breakfast, we set off to Kaindy Lake.
10.00
10.00
Arrival at Kaindy Lake
Walk 4 km. If you wish, you can rent a horse one way or back and forth, after a walk, we leave for Almaty.
14.00
14.00
Lunch
Stopover in the village of Bayseit for lunch at the Uighur cafe.
17.00 
17.00 
Return back to Almaty.
After lunch we drive back to Almaty. Guide will drive you back to hotel.
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