Outfitter KZ Company is pleased to offer a two-day tour with the elements of trekking on Kolsay and Kaindy Lakes.


Kolsay lakes

Kolsay lakes are located 330 kilometers south-east of Almaty, 10 kilometers north off the border with Kyrgyzstan. The lakes are located in the national park "Kolsay lakes" ("Kөlsay kөlderі" Memlekettik Ulttyk tabiғi parkі in Kazakh), found in February 2007. The territory of the national park is inhabited by representatives of the animal world such as: bears, wild boars, lynxes, wolves, foxes, hares and badgers.

Kolsay lakes is a system of three lakes in the northern Tien Shan, in the Kolsay gorge, in the bridge connecting the Kungei-Alatau and Ile-Alatau ridges.

Saty lake (the lower lake) is located at an altitude of 1 818 meters above the sea level, length 1 kilometer, width 400 meters, depth 80 meters. Mynzhylky lake (the second lake) is at an altitude of 2 252 meters above the sea level and 8 kilometers away from the first lake. Sarybulak lake (the third lake) is at an altitude of 2 850 meters, 4 kilometers from Mynzhylky lake.

Crystal clear emerald water of lakes is fresh and tight with the content of sodium sulfate. The bottom is shallow in places, without rocky ledges. Kolsay lakes are deep, in some places the depth is 80 meters. In summer the water temperature is 10 degrees. The lakes are flowing and are interconnected with Kolsay river, which originates at the Kungei Alatau ridge.

Kaindy lake

Kaindy Lake (“ Қayyңdy” means full of birch-trees) is famous for its origin. Formed in 1911 as a result of a strong earthquake, which caused a landslide, that blocked the valley, and the water flooded the valley with pine trees. The lake water is cold (6 C degrees in summer), causing the needles of the trees survive and it can be seen through the transparent surface of the water.

The road to the lake from the village runs through an extraordinarily beautiful birch grove, located 5 kilometers from Kaindy Lake.

Program and itinerary

Day 1.

Departure from Almaty. The car will pick you up within the city.

8:00 am - Departure from Almaty.

13:00 - accommodation in a guest house in Saty village, lunch.

14:00 - the rise to the lake Kaindy.

18:00 - return to the guest house, dinner, overnight.

Day 2.

8:00 - Breakfast at the guest house.

9:00 - climb to the first lake Kolsay.

10:00 - a walk around the lake, a photo shoot.

14:00 - return to the guest house in Saty village, lunch.

15:00 - departure to Almaty.

20:00 - Arrival to Almaty.


170 USD per person in a group of 3 (145 USD without English-speaking guide)
230 USD per person in a group of 2 (195 USD without English-speaking guide)
420 USD for an individual tour (340 USD without English-speaking guide)

The price includes:
- transport, 
- services of English-speaking or Russian-speaking guide, 
- eco-fees, 
- food, 
- accommodation in a guest house in the village. Living in the guest house offers sauna services, bonfire.

Price excludes:
- rent of personal clothes, shoes
- telephone calls, personal expenses
- breakfast of the first day, dinner of the last day

Overnight in tents is available upon request.

We provide the option of driving the car during the trip. The terms are discussed upon request (we look at the appropriate skills and a driver's license).

Route Difficulty: standard, suitable for people with average physical training.

Precautions: 1-2 liters of drinking water, a mandatory cap, sunglasses, your own first aid kit.

We use photographs of the famous Kazakhstan photographer Deonisy Mit' in the promotion of our tours.

Order tour by clicking "Book A Tour", by calling Outfitter KZ company's telephone numbers: +7 727 222 39 22, +7 777 206 28 28, +7 701 559 4534 or by email: outfitter.kz@gmail.com. We are available by What'sApp also +77015594534.

Tour to Kolsay lakes, tour to Kaindy lake, Saty lake, Mynzhylky lake, Sarybulak lake, Kolsay gorge, Saty gorge, Kurmety, Saty village, Zhalanash, Alasa pass.

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Tour Cost starting from: 145 USD
Route Length 2 days trip

05 March 2017       1910 views


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