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Golden ring of Zhetysu (bundle)

http://almatyhiking.kz/goldenring
All popular tourist destinations of Almaty region bundled together in great outdoors adventure. Altyn Emel National preserve, 4 canyons, Kolsai/Kayindy lakes.

1st day
Departure at 7am from Almaty.
4 hrs ride to Aktau and Katytau mountains. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse (Baschy village).

2nd day
Breakfast. Ride (1hr) to Singing dune.
4hrs transfer to Charyn canyon. Optional on-the-way visit to the relict Sogdian ash-tree grove.
Overnight in Charyn camping area guesthouse. (Overnight in Chundzha hot baths makes sense only during cold months (Sept-May).

3rd day. Ride (1 hr) to Moon and Bestamak canyons.
Ride to Kayindy lake (3hrs) and camping in tents near the lake. Possible accommodation in yourts and comfortable (indoor hot shower/restroom, wifi) guesthouses in Saty village (not included). Fee/person/night - apprx $20 incl. 3x home-made meals.
Trout fishing upon beforehand request.

4th day. Ride to the first Kolsai lake (2hrs). Hike to the second lake (450 meters elevation). Horse riding to the 2nd lake is also available for extra charge (apprx $40 per ride).

Back to Almaty around 8pm (5 hrs driving time).

Fee: $1300 (1-3 people), $1700 (4-5 people).

What's included
Check-list

Season: all year round.

IMPORTANT!!! The lakes area is interstate borderline so bring your valid IDs (subject to examination by border patrol).
Charyn canyon
Kolsai lakes
Kayindy
Charyn canyon
Kolsai lakes
Kayindy lake
Trout fishing in Kolsai lakes
Kolsai lakes
Trout fishing in Kolsai lakes
Kolsai lakes
Charyn canyon
Charyn canyon
Charyn canyon
Charyn canyon
Trail profile Kolsai 1 - Kolsai 2
Aktau mountains
Katytau mountains
Katytau mountains
Aktau mountains
Singing dune
Singing dune
Singing dune
Singing dune
Singing dune
Bestamak canyon
Bestamak canyon
Bestamak canyon
Bestamak canyon
Moon canyon
Moon canyon
Moon canyon
Moon canyon
Moon canyon
Moon canyon
Roadmap of the tour
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