2 days
Duration
March to October
Season

The mirrored surfaces of Tien Shan – Kolsai lake and Kaiyndy

During the tour visitors are going to see the purest mountain lakes in Kazakhstan. Located two thousand meters above the sea level, the Kolsai lake and Kaiyndy represent a beautiful, untouched nature. Kolsay lakes are sometimes called “The jewelry of North Tien Shan” – a good representative of pure, stunning nature.

The Kaindy Lake is located in a middle of a coniferous forest 1867 meters above the sea.
It is famous because of its origin. The lake was created in 1911 during the huge earthquake – it was a historical moment for region. The earthquake created a natural dam which blocked the water and created a mystical view. Most of the spruces, being surrounded by mountain water, are preserved perfectly because of the coldness of the lake. That’s why spruce stems stay there like masts of the sunken ships.

Duration 2 days / 1 night
Season March to October
Location Kolsay and Kayindi Lakes, ~270 km from Almaty.
Accomodation Guesthouse
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Day 1


Meeting with guide in Almaty and transfer for tour at Kolsay lakes (about 270 km from Almaty).
Kolsay lakes are sometimes called “The jewelry of North Tien Shan” – a good representative of pure, stunning nature.
Arrival to the 1st Kolsay Lake. Trek to the 2nd Kolsay Lake (about 8 km). The 2nd lake is hard to get, so be sure you are ready for mountain trails. There is an alternative to make this way by horseback riding (paid on spot). You can also taste strawberries and raspberries up there. As an activity we can offer you a boat trip.
Lunch during excursion.
Drive back to the guesthouse.
Dinner, overnight in guesthouse in Saty village.
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Day 2


Breakfast
Transfer to Kaindy Lake(12 km from guesthouse).
The Kaindy Lake is located in a middle of a coniferous forest 1867 meters above the sea.
It is famous because of its origin. The lake was created in 1911 during the huge earthquake – it was a historical moment for region. The earthquake created a natural dam which blocked the water and created a mystical view. Most of the spruces, being surrounded by mountain water, are preserved perfectly because of the coldness of the lake. That’s why spruce stems stay there like masts of the sunken ships.
Boat-tour is also available.
Lunch during excursion.
Departure to the city (~300 km)
Kolsai lake

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