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Kolsai & Kaindy Lakes + Charyn Canyon 2-day tour

 

 

 

Category: GROUP PRIVATE
Category: GROUP PRIVATE
660 km from Almaty and back
660 km from Almaty and back
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Duration: 2 days/1 night
Season: April - October
Tourist season: April - October
Weekdays: any day for PRIVATE tours and according to the group tour schedule for GROUP tours
Weekdays: any day for PRIVATE tours and according to the group tour schedule for GROUP tours
Price: from $150 per person
Price: from $150 per person

 

Tour description


 

TOUR SIGHTS

 

We invite you to a 2-day exciting journey through the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan - the picturesque lakes Kolsai and Kaindy.
On the first day of the tour, an exciting journey awaits you to the most popular destination among all tourists in Kazakhstan - Valley of the Castles of Charyn Canyon, one of the side canyons of Charyn river. This is completed the ensemble of “palaces”, “towers” and ”minarets” formed by Pliocene deposits of red color, due to which this place is also called the Red Canyon. The canyon has a length of about 2.5 kilometers and a depth of 150 meters.

After you will go to the Uzynbulak (Moon) Valley is less known and therefore non-touristic than the Valley of the Castles, but it is the same natural masterpiece. The slopes of the canyon are composed of yellow sediment, that's why it is also called Yellow canyon. Wind and water erosion created amazing architectural forms from sedimentary rocks of yellow color, resembling yurts set n a row.

On the second day, you will head to the Lower Kolsai lake - the most easily accessible one. The lake is located at an altitude of 1818 m, has a length of 1450 meters, a width of 400 meters, a depth of 80 m. It was formed as a result of seismic activity. The slopes surrounding the lake create a kind of crown from the Tien Shan relic spruce trees of Shrenka, which grow only in this region of our planet.

Also, during the tour, you will have an opportunity to visit the Middle Kolsai Lake, which is located at an altitude of 2252m, the largest of the three lakes.

The next lake you will visit is Kaindy Lake, in translation from Kazakh means “birch”. The name of the lake comes from the nearby large birch grove located in the gorge below the lake. Kaindy lake was formed as a result of a catastrophic earthquake in 1911. An incredible sight that you see above the water are the trunks of centenary spruce trees. And under the surface of the water, branches and needles of spruce trees were preserved in their original form due to the low temperature of the lake's water. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the amazing beauty of these places.

Those who are lucky enough to visit these places at least once will never forget their magnificence, peace and energetics.

 

 

 

Videos about these places


 

 

 

 

Tour area on the map


 

 

 

 

ITINERARY


 

ITINERARY #1 (by default for GROUP tours)

Day 1

 

Day 2

 

 

ITINERARY #2 (⚠️ for travelers with a moderate physical fitness level and high endurance)

Day 1

 

Day 2

 

 

 

GROUP TOUR OPTION


 

 

Advantages

✔️ Mini groups of 5-9 tourists

✔️ Perfect for couples and solo travelers

✔️ Travel as much as on private tours and save your budget

✔️ Communicating, sharing fun and making new friends

See how our group tours are usually held

Tour calendar 2019

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS OF OUR TOURISTS


 

 

 

 

REVIEWS OF OUR TOURISTS


 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONS & PRICES


 

INCLUSIONS

Scheduled

MINI GROUP

PRIVATE

Pick-up

Starting point (see here)

Hotel

Hotel drop-off

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Entrance fees to National Parks

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Comfortable & modern 4x4 SUV or minivan/minibus

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ENG-speaking guide-driver

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Water 1.5L per day

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Lunch in a cafe at the Canyon

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Hotel meals & night accommodation in a private room with private shower/WC

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Hotel meals & night accommodation in a private room (can be shared with other travelers if you are solo) with shower/WC

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Toiletries ✔️ ✔️

PRICE in USD

$150/person

$50/person,

+$400 for car

Available EXTRAS

Accommodation in a private room (for solo travelers only)

+$28

Super comfortable & spacious (8-seat) Toyota Sequoia 5.7 SUV equipped with entertainment Audio/Video/Karaoke system

+$100 for car

Trout fishing at Kolsai Lake with provided fishing equipment

+$50 for set

 

 

 

HOW TO BOOK


 

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