Tour to the Lake Kolsay 1, Kaindy and Charyn Canyon

Kolsay 1, Kaindy and Charyn Canyon

The purest azure water, like a pearl framed by mountain ranges and green fir trees, is the most beautiful alpine lake Kolsay. Located at an altitude of 1800 m, it is a favorite place for connoisseurs of the beauty of mountain places. The distance from Almaty is 350 km, so it is most comfortable to come here with an overnight stay.

Kaindy - the legendary lake that flooded the neighboring gorge, is famous for the pine trees that rise directly from the depths of the lake, giving it a mysterious and mystical look.
Charyn Canyon - the famous canyon of the Charyn River - an opportunity to see unreal landscapes composed of thousand-year-old rocks.
The trip is possible at any time of the year - autumn colors of the contrast of spruce and deciduous trees, fresh summer greenery and coolness, or winter fabulous charm.
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 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
Next place is Kaindy lake, wich is located 20 km far from our accommodation. Hiking to the lake will take 2 km. You can try a 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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