Kolsay and Kaindy lake tour

Kolsay and Kaindy lake tour

Category: Jeep-tours, National Parks


  • 500$ (1 person)
  • 660$ (2 persons)
  • 750$  (3 persons)

Season: May-September

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Accommodation: in tents

Area: Northern Tien-Shan mountains, National Park Kolsay Lakes

Route: Almaty – Kolsay lake first – Kolsay lake second – Saty village – Kaindy lake – Almaty

Amazing area of the Tien Shan, where among forests hid 3 beautiful lakes. Like a string of pearls, a triad of high-mountainous lakes with abrupt slopes thickly covered with the Tien Shan fur-trees decorates Nothern Tien-Shan, in eastern spurs of the Kungey Alatau. This is a fine place for camping and hiking, travel on horses and mountain bicycles. The nearest settlement is the Saty village, some 280 kms of Almaty. The first Kolsay lake stretches for 1 km. It is at the height of 1818 m and about 300 m wide. There is a road to it. The water is clear and transparent that you can see living in the lakes of the Royal fish – trout.

The middle Kolsay lake is at the height of 2252 m, 6 kms above the first. It is bigeest and extaordinary picturesque, like a turquoise-crystal bowl in palms of the mountains. By sunset, the lower and middle Kolsay lakes “boil” from the playing trouts.

Upper Kolsay lake is 4,5 kms further and 400 m higher then the middle lake. Further on, within 6 kms is the Sarybulak pass (3278 m) that is a border with Kyrgyzstan a nice view to the blue Issyk-Kul lake opens from here.

The Kaindy lake. Strangely enough, the lake with such name is located among a magnificent coniferous wood at height of 1867 m above see level. It was formed about a 100 years ago as a result of a landslide of huge mass of rock which made a natural dam. The lake is about 400 m long and up to 30 m deep. From a rocky crest there is a tremendous view to the gorge and the Chilik river valley. Dead trunks of fur-trees tower above a water surface, like masts of the sunken ships.

If you want to see the main attractions in 2 days, then we recommend this option Jeep-tour Charyn-Kaindy-Kolsay


Day 1

6 h. Transfer Almaty-Kolsay National Park.

1 h. Lunch.

1 h. Trekking along first lake.

Setting of the camp, supper.

Day 2.

Wakening time, breakfast, gathering.

4 h. Trekking to second lake.

1 h. Lunch

2 h. Coming back to first lake.


Day 3.

Wakening time, breakfast, gathering.

1 h. Coming back to car.

2 h. Transfer to Kaindy lake.

1 h. Lunch and foto.

5 h. Transfer to Almaty.

Price includes:

  • Transport service (city – mountains – city)
  • Guide service
  • Rent tent 2-3 places
  • Cook
  • Food
  • Permit on National Park

Not include:

  • Rent of mats and sleeping bag – $20 / 1 person / all route

Every person need to take:


  • backpack (15-30 L)
  • sleeping bag (comfort +10…+15оС)
  • camping mat
  • headlamp
  • sunglasses
  • bottle for water.


  • shoes
  • cap
  • thermal wear
  • thermal pants
  • warm pants for the evening
  • fleece jacket
  • windstopper coat
  • raincoat
  • clothes for change.


  • passport.

Personal items:

  • sunscreen
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush
  • soap
  • towel
  • individual cosmetics
  • personal dishes (cup, plate, spoon).

Personal medicine box:

  • individual medications.
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