All of these popular tourist destinations are located in one area so it makes perfect sense to bundle them together.
7am – departure.
Almaty – Charyn canyon (3hrs ride). Easy hiking, panoramic views, photo shootings, lunch on the go.
Charyn – Kaindy lake (3 hrs) / camping in tents near the lake (or in guesthouse in Saty village with in-door hot shower/restroom, wifi, home-made meals (1 hr ride).
Saty – Kolsai lakes (30 min ride). Hiking to the 2nd lake (profile of the route in gallery). Horse riding to the 2nd lake is also available for extra charge (apprx $40 per ride).
Kolsai – Almaty (5 hrs ride).
Fee: $520 (1-3 people), $650 (4-6 people).
Season: Apr-Oct. Optional return via plateau Assy during summer months. Single day rides to Charyn canyon all year round.
IMPORTANT!!! The lakes area is interstate borderline so bring your valid IDs (subject to examination by border patrol).
Possible to bundle together with Altyn Emel and 4 canyons tour (grand circuit Zhetysy Golden ring tour).