Charyn Canyon, Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes

2 days

Enjoy an exciting 2 days-trip to Kolsai and Kaindy lakes, Charyn Canyon!
Visit magnificent three places of Almaty region on a
comfortable SUV with air conditioning. Kolsai and Kaindy lakes, via Charyn canyon are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan nature. This tour is aimed at people who loves hiking in the mountains, be alone with nature, wildlife and an active lifestyle. During the tour you will enjoy the amazing panoramas of the Charyn canyon, Kolsai and Kaindy lakes. Will try traditional Kazakh food. Will shopping at the road market in Baiseit village. Will walk deep into the forest. The tour is only for you and your friends. Your guide will show you the most beautiful places for a great photo and tell about Kazakh history, traditions and culture. Visit all this places with SUVtours. If you respect a safely driving, comfort, and love the nature, this tour for you.

Season: all year round (April-October the best time)

Highlights of the tour: visit a road market in Baiseit village, local home residence and traditional food in Saty village, hiking in Kolsai Lake, amazing view in Kaindy Lake, walk inside the Charyn canyon, barbecue in open air, hiking to the 2 Kolsai.


Day 1 : Almaty-Baiseit village-Charyn Canyon-Kaindy Lake-Saty Village

Your adventure will start in Almaty in your hotel. After meeting with your guide you will go to the Charyn canyon, road will take approximately 3 hours. On the way, you will stop at the road market in the Baiseit village and see locals live in the roadside villages. You can also walk through the market and taste fruits and bread. Throughout the road you will see picturesque landscapes. 
In the Canyon, your guide will show you the best view points and take you deep into the Charyn Canyon. After 3 km walk you can relax near the Charyn River and have lunch. 
Returning back to parking you will go to the Kaindy Lake. Next you visit the youngest and mysterious lake in Kazakhstan. Road from Charyn Canyon will take approximately 3 hours. Kaindy Lake enchants with its appearance and color of the water, the flooded forest looks impressive from a panorama. To reach the lake, you will need to walk through the Tien Shan coniferous forest about 30 minutes, where you will be filled with fresh air and will be able to pick berries. Your guide will take you to the lake and tell the story of the origin of this natural wonder of nature.
After Kaindy Lake, you will take about 40 minutes along the mountain road to the Saty village, where you will check in to the guest house and can enjoy a traditional homemade dinner at the house of local residents. Also you can see the life of local residents.

Road length: 290 km 

Approximate schedule:

07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty
09-00 stop in a road market in Baiseit village
11-00 arrival to Charyn canyon (walking inside canyon, lunch)
14-30 departure Charyn canyon
16-30 arrival to Kaindy lake (walking near the lake)
18-00 departure from Kaindy lake
19-00 arrival to local home residence in Saty village 12 km from Kolsai lake (traditional homemade dinner), Night in guest house

Day 1 : Saty village-Kolsai 1-Kolsai 2-Almaty

Your second day starts with a breakfast in the guest house. After eating breakfast, you will go to Lake Kolsai 1, where you will start the walk to Lake Kolsai 2. The length of the road is 7 kilometers in one direction (you can also take a horse ride to Lake Kolsai 2, paid additionally) You will have about 3 hours walk among coniferous forest trees, Alpine meadows, along a mountain river and wildlife. At Lake Kolsai 2, you can take a lunch with an unforgettable view of the mountain lake and spend your free time. You will be given lunch boxes, please prepare backpacks to carry them with you. After enjoying the lake you will return to the parking and go to Almaty, approximately 5 hours. 

Road length: 290 km 

Approximate schedule:

07-00 breakfast
08-00 departure from Saty village
09-00 arrival to Kolsai Lake (walking/horse riding to Lake Kolsai 2, lunch boxes)
18-00 departure from Kolsai Lake
22-00 arrival to Almaty

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.


  •  1 Traveler -  509 USD

  •  2 Travelers - 275 USD

  •  3 Travelers - 197 USD

  •  4 Travelers - 157 USD

  •  5 Travelers - 135 USD



Price per car (max. 6 travelers): 402 USD

Including: car, fuel, driver

Including: SUV, fuel, English speaking guide, accommodations, meals, tickets to the National Parks, 1.5L of bottled water per person per day


15B Temiriazev St. 050060 Almaty  

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