Hour Jeep Safari tour itinerary for Almaty & Sharyn Canyon: 2-Day Trip To Charyn Canyon, Kolsay & Kaindy Lakes
Almaty, Sharyn Canyon
Embark on this short 2-day trip to the gorgeous valleys of Kolsay lakes. Spend overnight in a scenic mountain hotel, and enjoy daily walks or horse rides. Savour local homemade meals as you visit the stunning Charyn Canyon and Kaindy lake and explore the local market in Baiseit village.
Day 1- Kolsay Lake
Day 2- Kaindy Lake & Charyn Canyon
Car and fuel
Kolsay lakes is the system of 3 picturesque lakes are located 330km south from Almaty on the altitude of 1800, 2250 and 2700 respectively. Area is interesting in it’s geological landscape and availability of rare plants and tranquil untouched nature.
Kolsay lakes are often called as Pearls of Northen Tyan-Shian.The sunken forest of lake Kaindy is a stunning view to behold and a lovely place to relax for a picnic when going east from Almaty.
In 1911, an earthquake triggered a large landslide, which formed a natural dam on the slopes of the Kungey Alataurange outside of Almaty. The imposing Shrank spruce trees that previously formed a forest there, were now suddenly submerged in the lake that was born from the landslide.
Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river in south from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 million years old. The height of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks.
Highlights of the tour:
Visit a road market in Baiseit village, local home residence and traditional food in Saty village, hiking in Kolsay Lake, amazing view in Kaindy Lake, walk inside the Charyn canyon, barbecue in open air.
Route:Almaty, Baiseit village, Saty village, Kolsay Lake, second Kolsay lake, Saty village, Kaindy Lake, Charyn canyon, Almaty.
Road length:600 km
Almaty, Sharyn Canyon
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 07:00 hours.
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