Kazakhstan trip: Tour 7


Kazakhstan trip Tour 7

Kazakhstan trip: Tour 7

Day 1: Almaty - Kaindy Lake - Saty
We are glad to see you in Almaty. You will be given a comfortable minivan and travel to Kolsai Lakes. On the way you will have a chance to stop in a village to feel the atmosphere of a local market. In the afternoon, you will change the vehicle to one of AWD local cars, such as "UAZ" or "PAZ" (Russian car models) and travel to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is located among pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is famous for its origin. It was formed in 1911 due to earthquake that caused the landslide blocked the valley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. The water of the lake is very cold and visible through the transparent surface of the water. Overnight is in a guest house. 

Day 2: Kolsai Lakes - Saty
Kolsai Lakes or "Pearls of the Northern Tien Shan" characterize three lakes. The largest lake is reachable for all travelers. It is the loveliest lake, having a lack of development and the plenty of mushrooms. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters. The lowest lake can be reached by car. You can walk few kilometers alongside mountain trails to see the second and the third lake. On arrival to Kolsay 3 Lake and got an instruction, you will start the trekking. The route is located on the bank of the lake and lasts with the path via the pine forest, alpine meadows along pure mountain river flowing all the way down from Kolsai 2 Lake. The total walking distance between two lakes is about 7 km and takes 3-3,5 hours one way. In the afternoon we will walk back to Kolsai 3 Lake and driving back to Saty settlement. Overnight is in a guest house.

Day 3: Saty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty     
In the morning we will travel to Charyn Canyon. It will take about 2 hours to reach the canyon. On the way to the canyon you will have an idea to visit the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. When you arrive to Charyn Canyon, you will see the celestial panorama and go down stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk 2 km over the warren of the Castles Valley with its walls of shapes. The bottom of the Canyon has small incline to the end of the walk, where you will get to the fine oasis on the bank of icy cold Charyn river, where also situated eco-park with several yurts (traditional dwellings) and a small open-air café, working in the summer time. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk lake - Almaty
See one of the most beautiful gorges of Trans Ili Alatau as Issyk Gorge is located on the Kuldja tract. On the way we will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK" where you can learn more about the history and culture of the Saka period, as well as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. Then the tour route will take you to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the wonderful mountain lake Issyk. See outstanding beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge, as well as listen to the details of the natural disaster of 1963. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 5: Almaty
In the morning we will travel to Almaty Museum and find out about the history of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. The tour will be continued to Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre and then to Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen, where one of the most beautiful wooden building in the world as Zenkov Cathedral is located. The next destination is visiting the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Later on, we will walk to the Green Bazaar and enjoy shopping. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeu Gorge (1690 meters above sea level) to see the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam, protecting the city from mudflow. Then you will take a cable car to Shymbulak ski resort area. We will reach at about 20-25 minutes above splendid fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level and get to the 1st level of ski resort with restaurants, ski and snowboarding school and mountain hotel. Then we will travel at the top of Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. In the end of day you will have a short ride from the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Have a safe flight!

02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 980 $
04 pax - 715 $
06 pax - 530 $
08 pax - 445 $
10 pax - 410 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $

Half board - 130 $
Full board - 230 $

English speaking guide - 675 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Saty village - Home stays
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour            

Service does not include:
- Full board
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide

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