http://almatyhiking.kz/goldenringAll 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).
Season: all year round.
IMPORTANT!!! The lakes area is interstate borderline so bring your valid IDs (subject to examination by border patrol).