from$ 255
Duration 3 days
Category NATURE
Season Year-round

During this tour you will visit Charyn National Park and the pearl of the northern Tien Shan - Kolsay lakes.


During this tour you will visit Charyn National Park and the pearl of the northern Tien Shan - Kolsay lakes.

1 Day

08:00 early breakfast at the hotel and departure

12:00 arrival to Saty village and lunch.

15:00 Transfer to Kaindy lake (11 km off road).Kaindy lake (11 km off-road). Kayndy lake was formed in 1911 after a huge earthquake that resulted in a big landslide from the eastern slope. The rockslide “place of origin” can still be seen today, because it has not been overgrown yet. The uniqueness of the lake is that after the rise of natural dam that blocked the gorge, water that filled a basin has formed a lake but has not destroyed the spruce that had been growing in this place along the river.

18:00 dinner (is included). Night stay at the guesthouse.

2 Day

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

10:00 transfer to Kolsay lake1.

Kolsay Lakes – one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan. These lakes are located at heights 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. They are distinguished by the unique mountain watershed consisting of three natural zones and amazing variety of rare plants and animals.

13:00 lunch (outdoor picnic).Free time (hiking or horse riding to Kolsay lake 2 – not included into the cost, horse riding price around 40 USD per person)

18:00 dinner. Night stay at the guesthouse.

3 Day

Breakfast at the guesthouse.

08:00 departure to Charyn canyon.

10:00 arrival to Charyn canyon. The canyon has been described as the Grand canyon’s little brother and is considered to be the floor of the ancient ocean Tethys. The erosion made by the river Charyn below and the elements created a dramatic and impressive landscape. The Charyn canyon itself is approximately 150 km and in some places up to 300 m deep. Free time.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 departure to Almaty.

18:00 arrival and transfer to the hotel. Endof services.

  • Accommodation in guesthouse on TWIN / DBL sharing basis (2 nights)
  • Meals: day 1 lunch and dinner, day 2 breakfast lunch and dinner, day 3 breakfast and lunch
  • Transport with professional driver per itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for all excursions
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned national parks (except photo and video charges)
  • Visa costs and processing
  • Photo and video charges
  • Alcohol + Beverages
  • Portages at airports and hotels
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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  1. a 90 % refund for cancellations made at least 15 days  in advance of the start date of the experience. (Except for the tours to Baikonur Cosmodrome, see point 5)
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5.1 a 90% refund for cancellations made after the payment is made before the permission from Roscosmos State Corporation is received.

5.2. a 80% refund in case of cancellation of the tour after receiving permission to visit the Cosmodrome  Baikonur by Roscosmos , regardless of the time.

5.3. a 0% refund for cancellations made 14 days prior to the tour start.

5.4. a 80% refund in case when Roscosmos refuses the Customer  in permission to visit the spaceport (Cosmodrome Baikonur),

5.5. a 80% refund is applicable when Roscosmos either transfers or cancels the launch of the spacecraft, unless  the Customer chooses to use  the tour package of ‘between launches’ period, in this case the cost of the tour is recalculated and the difference is transferred to the account of the Customer.

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