Express tour to the Charyn canyon, Kolsai and Kayindy lakes

City:

Almaty

Season:

all year round

Duration:

16-17 hours

Distance:

630 km

During this express tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the 3 most popular places within 1 day - Charyn canyon, Kolsai and Kayindy lakes. This tour is suitable for those people who have little free time, but they want to see the Pearls of the Almaty region and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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The Charyn Canyon is one of the most unique objects of nature, where over thousands of years, under the influence of the weathering of sedimentary rocks, the original form of relief has taken the form of individual rocks, columns and towers.
Kayindy is a very young lake that appeared only at the beginning of the last century as a result of the 1911 earthquake. The gorge was flooded with water, and the birch grove was not completely flooded, the tops of the trees proudly rise above the water. like the masts of a sunken ship.
Kolsai lakes are one of the most beautiful natural areas of Kazakhstan. They are also called the pearls of the Northern Tien Shan, because such beauty is not everywhere!
Kolsai lakes are a favorite place for mountain lovers; they are located at 1800, 2250 and 2700 above sea level. The hike to the Kolsai Lakes is very easy and suitable even for non-professionals. In addition, Kolsay is a great place for picnics, horse riding and mountain biking. Comfortable for camping from April to late September.

Cost

All inclusive

Total number of people

Price per 1 person

Total price

11 +

on request

on request

10

20000 $

200000 $

9

21000 $

189000 $

8

22000 $

176000 $

7

22000 $

154000 $

6

24000 $

144000 $

5

29000 $

145000 $

4

31000 $

124000 $

3

39000 $

39000 $

2

59000 $

118000 $

1

109000 $

109000 $

What is included in the price:

✅ driver guide

✅ comfortable SUV

✅ lunch

✅ entrance tickets along the route

✅ 1 liter of drinking water per person

Price for SUV with driver

7 passenger seats

110000 $

14 passenger seats

120000 $

Schedule

5:00

After meeting with the guide, we set off on the road. The distance from Almaty to the Charyn Canyon is 220 km, it will take about 2-2.5 hours.

7:30

After arriving at the Charyn canyon, we will enjoy the panorama of the Valley of Castles canyon. Your guide will show you the most beautiful photo spots and tell you the history of the Charyn Canyon. You will have time to walk and enjoy the beauty of the canyon. PHOTOSESSION

10:00

We leave for the Kayindy lake. The drive will take about 2 hours from the Charyn canyon. Upon arrival at the first parking lot, an excursion and trekking to the lake (about 3 km) towards the observation deck will begin. At the Kayindy lake, the guide will show you the best angles for a photo session against the backdrop of the lake.

14:00

Traditional Kazakh lunch at the local residents of the village of Saty

15:00

After lunch we leave for the Kolsai Lakes. At the lake, the guide will tell you about the terrain and history of these lakes - the Pearls of the Northern Tien Shan. Here you will have free time - 2 hours. It is possible to rent a boat or ride a horse on the lake.

17:00

Return to Almaty. The drive home will take about 4 hours. Dinner on the way in the village of Baiseit.

22:00

The driver-guide will take you to any convenient place in the city.

What to take with you?

Comfortable clothes

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

Comfortable shoes

Athletic sneakers or boots for comfortable walking

Sun protection

Be sure to bring sunscreen or closed clothing

Snack food and water

We recommend bringing a small snack if you want to have a picnic

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