Day 1: We will leave from Almaty to the beautiful Kolsai lakes, on the way visiting the Charyn Canyon on the first day. The road from Almaty to Kolsai (with stops and a visit to the canyon) will take about 6 hours, so leaving the city is going to be in the early morning. Reaching the lake, we will have lunch at a local cafe and go on a walk to the second lake. We are going to stay in this beautiful place until the evening, and then we will return to the village of Saty, where we have a delicious dinner and relaxation in the guest house.
Day 2: After breakfast in the guest house we will go to Kaindy Lake. This is a unique place, similar to no other country in Central Asia – the lake was formed in the gorge, flooding the trees and creating a kind of underwater forest. It looks amazing! In the first part of the path to the lake we will pass on the Soviet UAZ SUV (bukhanka), the second part we have to walk. But it’s worth it! Having a picnic by the lake and having a rest in this beautiful place, we will return to the village of Saty, where we will have lunch at the guest house and go on the return trip to Almaty. We will arrive in the city late in the evening.
For this tour, we recommend you to wear comfortable trekking shoes, bring a windbreaker and hats.
The tour starts from your hotel in Almaty. After the tour, the guide will accompany you to your hotel, or any other point in the city.