Weekend Tour - 12 Days | Kolsay lakes, Charyn Canyon, Saty and Jalanash villages

Tour map

Take a fascinating weekend tour where you will visit picturesque Kolsai lakes called as pearls of Northern Tyan-Shan. You will have a picnic in a place surrounded by alpine meadows and coniferous woods and also visit villages of Sati and Jalanash.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Almaty – Charyn Canyon – Kolsay lake
Our guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the tour. Depart Almaty and drive to Kolsay lakes. En route visit Charyn Canyon. Have a picnic lunch on the way. Arrive in Kolsay lake 1, accommodation in cottage “Zhibek Zholy”. Take a walk along the Kolsai lake 1 shore and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight in the cottage.
Day 2: Kolsay lake – Almaty
After breakfast start trekking program from Kolsay lake 1 to Kolsay lake 2 (9 km., H-2500m). Have a picnic lunch on the way. Kolsay lake 2 is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Tien-Shan, surrounded by spruces, Alpine meadows and flowers. Return to the cottage. Drive back to Almaty. En route stop at Saty and Jalanash villages. Arrive in Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. End of the tour.


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Single supplement: 115 USD


  • Transport throughout the tour;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with local English speaking guide;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Environmental and entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Bottled water 1.5l per person a day.
  • Accommodation in Almaty;
  • Consular fees for Kazakhstan tourist visa;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Alcohol and soft drinks.