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09:00 - 21:00

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Kolsai and Kaindy lakes

You will visit:

• Kolsai Lakes 
Kolsai lakes are located 300 kilometers far from Almaty. These three unique lakes, located in the mountains of the Northern Tien Shan, are their pearl. The first lake Kolsai is 1700 meters above sea level, the second - 2250 meters above sea level, the third - 2650 meters above sea level.

• Kaindy Lake
Kaindy is a lake in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, a popular tourist destination in one of the Kungei Alatau gorges. Despite the low water temperature, the Kaindy Lake is popular among diving enthusiasts. The main attraction of the lake is spruce, rising straight from the water.

Your journey
Choosing this tour, you will make an exciting two-day trip to the mountain lakes of amazing beauty. This is a great place to relax among incredible views and clean air away from the city with an overnight stay in guest houses in Saty village.

Tour details
Duration – 2 days;
when to visit – May-September;
Kolsai lakes are 300 km. far from Almaty;
transport – comfortable bus/car.
Important information:
please, wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes;
take sunglasses, sun protection cream. 
Tour inclusions:
transfer to the lakes and back;
accommodation (guest houses) and meals in Saty village;
the stories and services of a guide;
services of a photographer.

Itinerary

On the first day tourists arrive Saty village in the framework of a two-day tour to the Kolsai and Kaindy lakes. After lunch and a small rest in guest houses they will continue their way to the first lake (about 30 minutes), located in a narrow picturesque gorge of the forest zone with slopes, covered with endemic fantastic beauty blue Schrenk firs. The hiking route goes along the eastern slope of the gorge and provides an amazing opportunity to see the panorama of the Tien Shan mountains with a color-changing lake. After return - dinner and overnight.
On the second day - breakfast and departure to the next gorge, where the amazing Kaindy Lake is located. This is a relatively young lake, formed in 1911 after an earthquake. The collapse of the slope blocked the gorge and formed a lake. The most amazing thing here is that all the blue spruces at the bottom of the gorge after the formation of the lake were flooded with water. Today their trunks still come out of the water like fabulous arrows directed at the sky.
A trip to Kolsai Lakes and Kaindy Lake may include a visit to the Charyn canyon in accordance with the program: in the morning or on the way back in the afternoon.