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Kolsay Lakes

One day trip. Kolsai+Kayyndy+Black Canyon   однодневный тур
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Charyn Canyon: Kurtogai + Valley of Castles   однодневный тур
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A two-day trip to Kolsai+ Kayyndy+Black Canyon   двухдневный тур
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Однодневный тур на озера Кольсай+Кайынды+Черный каньон   двухдневный тур

Place of dispatch: The gathering of the group at 100 Baitursynov St., above Abay opposite GOST. Astana 

Tour program:

06:00 The beginning of the landing on Baitursynova 98

06:30 departure, the story of travel information

11:30 Arrival at the first Kolsai lake, free time

14:30 Departure to the lower parking lot of Kayyndy Lake by UAZ/ PAZ car (there is no air conditioning in them)

15:30 Arrival, hike to Kayyndy (2 km one way)

16:00 Free time

17:50 Departure from Kainda

18:30 Departure towards Almaty

20:00 Visit to the observation deck of the Black Canyon

23:00 Return to Almaty

Kolsai Lakes are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakh nature, the lakes are called the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan. They are located at altitudes of 1800, 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. The warm season lasts from April to the end of September.

Kaindy Lake is one of the mysterious places of the foothills at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level among fir trees, surrounded by mountain peaks. It arose about 100 years ago as a result of the collapse of a huge mass of rock that blocked the gorge with a natural dam. The lake is located 12 km east of the first Kolsai Lake.

Time*the time indicated is approximate and may vary depending on different circumstances

Necessary things: 

•Identity card
•Jackets and comfortable shoes, raincoat
• medicines you need
•Snack and water
•Cash for an additional. expenses (shop, horseback riding, etc.).
It is mandatory to have the original passport/identity card with you

Form of clothing: Sports, comfortable shoes and clothes

The price includes:

•Transport service
•Guide-instructor services
•Environmental fees of the Kolsai National Park
•Ascent/descent to the lower parking lot of Lake Kaindy on UAZ /grooves

Refund Policy: 72 hours before the start of the tour​

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Lake Kolsai + lake. Kayyndy + Black Canyon.   Однодневный тур

Trip plan:

06:00 boarding
06:30 departure, travel information story
11:30  Arrival at the first Kolsai lake, free time
14:30  Departure to the lower parking lot of Kayyndy Lake by UAZ/ PAZ car (there is no air conditioning in them)
15:30  Arrival, hike to Kayyndy (2 km one way)
16:00  Free time
17:50  Departure from Kainda
18:30  Departure towards Almaty
20:00  Visit to the observation deck of the Black Canyon
23:00 return to the city
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Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes + 3 canyons of the Charyn River Grande Voyage   двухдневный тур

Place of dispatch: Almaty, Baitursynova 100


1 day:

21:00 — the beginning of the landing on Baitursynova 100
21:30 – departure

Day 2:

02:00 — accommodation in guest houses
08:30 – breakfast, departure to the lakes
09:00 – departure to the lower parking of the lake. Kayyndy on UAZ/PAZ
10:00 – hike to the lake (2.5 km one way),
12:30 – departure to the village
13:20 – lunch at guest houses
14:00 – departure to the lake. Kolsai.
15:00 – walk, free time
19:00 – departure to the village
19:30 dinner, free time, overnight

Day 3:

08:30 – breakfast,
09:30 – departure towards the Black Canyon,
11:00 – photo stop at the observation deck (15 minutes),
12:00 – visit to Kurtogai Canyon, walk
12:30 – departure to the Valley of Castles canyon
13:30 – walking along the canyon (2.5 km one way),
16:00 – departure to the city
19:30 – return to Baitursynov 100

Necessary things: Warm clothes for the evening, replacement shoes, raincoat, original ID/passport, lunch on the last day of the tour. Clothes and shoes should be comfortable.
The medicines you need, cash for an additional. expenses.

The price includes: 

  • Transport service

  • Guide-instructor services

  • Accommodation in guest houses in the village

  • Meals according to the program

  • Ecological fees of the Kolsai National Park

  • Ascent/descent to the lower parking lot of Kaindy Lake on UAZ/GROOVES

Refund policy: 72 hours before the start of the tour 

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Kolsay Lake, Kayyndy Lake, Charyn 3 canyons   Двухдневный тур

Trip plan:
1 day:

  • 07: 30-08: 00 collection, departure
  • 13:00 arrival in Karabulak settlement, accommodation in guest houses, lunch
  • 14:00 departure to the first Kolsai lake
  • 14: 30-18: 00 walk along the Kolsai Lake
  • 18:30 return to the guest houses
  • 19:00 dinner, free time, overnight

2nd day:

  • 08:00 breakfast
  • 09:00 travel, a walk along the Kayindy lake in the place with
  • guide - accompanying
  • 13:30 lunch
  • 15:00 departure to the city of Almaty
  • 16: 00-16: 30 visit to Charyn "Black Canyon"
  • 21:00 arrival in the city

Times are approximate and may change depending on the physical fitness and punctuality of the group, as well as other unforeseen circumstances.

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Kolsai Lake Tours

Kolsai Lakes (Kulsai Lakes) is a system of three lakes in the northern Tien Shan, in the Kolsai Gorge, in the bridge connecting the Kungei-Alatau and Zailiysky Alatau ridges. The lakes are located on the territory of the Rayymbek district of the Almaty region of Kazakhstan and are located 10 km north of the border with Kyrgyzstan, 330 km southeast of Alma-Ata at an altitude of about 1000 m, 2500 m, 2700 m above sea level.

The lakes are called the «pearl of the Northern Tien Shan». The lakes are surrounded by a coniferous forest of Tien Shan spruce. The depth of the lakes reaches 50 m . Among the fauna is rainbow trout.

Kolsai lakes include 3 lakes:

The third lake is located at an altitude of 1818 m, its length is 1 km, width 400 m, depth 80 m.
Secondary (second) Kolsay Lake (Mynzhylgy) is located at an altitude of 2252, the largest of the three lakes.
The first Kolsai Lake or Upper Kolsai is at an altitude of 2850 m .

11 km to the east near the village of Saty is the picturesque Kaindy Lake.