Golden ring of Zhetysu (bundle)

All popular tourist destinations of Almaty region bundled together in great outdoors adventure. Altyn Emel National preserve, 4 canyons, Kolsai/Kayindy lakes. Flexible schedule, no tents (only guesthouses) option available.

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

2nd day
Ride to Singing dune.
4hrs transfer to Charyn canyon. Overnight at Temirlik canyon (tents). (Optional overnight in Chundzha hot baths guesthouses. Though makes sense only during cold months (Sept-May).

3rd day. 
Moon and Bestamak canyons. Ride to Kayindy lake (3hrs) and camping in tents near the lake. Optional accommodation in yourts and comfortable (indoor hot shower/restroom, wifi) guesthouses in Saty village.

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, book beforehand).

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

Fee: $1300 (1-3 people), $1700 (4-6 people).

What’s included

Season: Apr-Oct. Optional return via plateau Assy during summer months. 

IMPORTANT!!! The lakes area is interstate borderline so bring your valid IDs (subject to examination by border patrol).