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Kolsai, Kaindy lakes – Charyn canyon tour | 3 days



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Scenic hike to Kolsay lake, walk around Kaindy lake where trees grow in the water, Bartogay reservoir visit, Walkthrough the alien landscapes of the Charyn river canyons.

Number of days: 3

Season: All year round

Region: Almaty region

Tour schedule:

You start your adventures with 4 hours car ride to Saty village. Enjoy steppe valleys and Ile-Alatau mountain views on the way. Visit Kaindy lake after lunch. Have a scenic walk around. Experience village life with traditional dinner, bonfire talks, and banya.

Day 1 with overnight accommodation in a guesthouse

8:00—12:30 transfer Almaty– Saty village

12:30—13:30 lunch

13:30—14:30 transfer to Kaindy lake

14:30—17:30 walk around the lake

17:30—18:30 return to the village

19:00—20:00 dinner

20:00 Free time, evening bonfire, sauna

Make an exclusive hike to Kolsay lake visiting, and old Soviet shaft on the way (have picnic lunch and walk around the lake). Walk-in a beautiful hillside and witness the consequences of the recent mudslide. Take your best photos on the sunset.

Day 2 with overnight accommodation in a guesthouse

08:00 – 09:00 – breakfast

09:00 – 11:30 – transfer to Kolsai 1 (1 house drive, 1,5 hours hike)

11:30 – 13:00 – hike around the lake

13:00-15:00 – picnic/lunch, rest

15:00 – 17:00 – way back to the car

17:00 – 18:00 – walk in a beautiful hillside

18:00-19:00 – transfer to the village

19:00 – 20:00 – dinner

20:00 – free time, evening bonfire, sauna

Start this day with the picturesque car ride to the Castle Valley canyon. Visit Charyn river viewpoints on the way. Have a picnic lunch in the secrete Moon Canyon. Walkthrough the Castle Valley canyon. Visit Bartogay reservoir on the way back to Almaty.

Day 3

9:00—10:00 breakfast

10:00—12:00 transfer to the Moon canyon

12:00—13:00 walk in the canyon

13:00—14:00 picnic lunch

14:00—15:00 transfer to the Castle Valley

15:00—16:00 walk in the canyon

16:00 – 17:30 transfer to Bartogay reservoir, walk around

17:30—20:30 transfer to Almaty

Price includes:

Transport: offroader 3-5 seats – Toyota FJ, Hyundai Starex

English speaking guide

Accommodation: guesthouse

Meals: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks on the way

Photo shooting to be reserved and paid additionally

Tour price per pax:

1 pax – $ 1013

2 pax  – $606

3 pax – $436

4 pax – $352

5 pax  – $425

more tours:

Altyn Emel – Charyn canyon tour | 3 days

Almaty region circle tour | 5 days

Additional information

Tour cost per person

1 person, 2 person, 3 person, 4 person, 5 person


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