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Tour itinerary: Almaty – Altyn-Emel - Charyn Canyon – Kolsai lakes - Issyk lake - Almaty
Season: April - October
Days: 6Nights: 5
Price: 690
Tour description:

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April 29 - May 4 August 12-17
May 13-18 September 09-14
June 10-15 October 07-12
July 15-20

Day 1
Almaty - Altyn Emel
Meeting at the lobby of your hotel.
Start driving to Altyn Emel national park (~ 3hrs). Upon arrival picnic at nature.
A visit to Kyzylauyz petroglyphs located in the gorge Taigak. Sightseeing tour at Besshatyr burial mounds that is the main sight of national park. Burial mounds are concentrated at the territory of 2 and could have height from 2 to 20 m.  
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. 
Day 2
Altyn Emel
Drive to the Singing Dune that is a true miracle of nature. The dune has a length of more than 3km and a height of 120m. It begins to "sing" in windy weather. From the top of the Dune we can observe the beautiful panorama of the surroundings. 
Lunch in the hotel.
P.M. Drive to Katutau and Aktau Mountains. It's considered that many years ago this place was a bottom of the ancient Tethys Ocean. 
Return to the hotel. Free time.
Day 3
Altyn Emel - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai Lakes
Drive to Ash-tree Grove on the Temerlik River. Picnic at the nature. 
Transfer to Charyn Canyon that is often called "Valley of Castles". The length of the valley is more than 2 km, width is 20-80 meters. It looks like the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America. 
Time for walking among columns and towers made by nature.  
16:00 start driving to Kolsai lakes. 
Arrival, night in guesthouse. 
Day 4
Kolsai Lakes
Early breakfast. 
Start trekking (from Kolsai-1 to Kolsai-2).
We'll take the path right of Kolsai 1 for a 9km hike to the middle lake at 2250m (it's the most beautiful one). Then we'll take the path left of Kolsai 2 for another strenuous 6km to reach the top lake at 2650m.
Trekking routes to Kolsay Lakes are very easy and fit even for amateurs. 
Picnic lunch.
Return to the guest house. Free time. 
Day 5
Kolsai Lakes - lake Kaindy
Drive to lake Kaindy that is also called Birch lake. The lake is very unusual and was formed by the powerful earthquake that triggered the landslide blocked the alley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. 
Picnic at nature. Return to Saty village.
Available activities: walking; trekking in the vicinity; horse riding on request.
Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
Day 6
Kolsai Lakes - Issyk lake - Almaty
Transfer to Issyk city. Lunch and sightseeing in the Issyk Gorge.  
Issyk lake is one of the most beautiful mountain lake. It's situated at an altitude of 1756 meters.
Departure for Almaty. Arrival at 19:00.



 Altyn Emel

Altyn Emel

Saty village



Group of the tourists

Price per 1 person

Group price


Individual tour of 2 persons


Tour Price includes:

- Double accommodation based on breakfasts;  

- Transportation service according to the program; 

- Sightseeing according to the program with English speaking guide;  

- All environmental and admission fees during the tour;  

- Full board (lunches, dinners); 

- Mineral water (1L per person per day)

Tour Price doesn't include:

- Accommodation in Almaty;

- Extra meals;

- Single accommodation supplement

- Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required 

- Personal expenses 

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