4 Days / Discover Lakes and Mountains

Discover Almaty with us 4 days between lakes and mountains, this tour is for people that love mountains and nature but that they also want to see the city life and Almaty, famous for be the most beautiful city in Central Asia.

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$1,984

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Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Museums fees, park fees, gas, pick up from 8 am to 21 pm and drop off in same time
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses, tips, airfare, travel insurance, visa expenses, extra beverage

  • Day 1: Arrive in Almaty

    Pass By: Big Almaty Lake, Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty 050065 Kazakhstan
    We will arrive in Almaty in late morning and after pick up you at airport we will drive until the wonderful Almaty Lake 30 Km out from the city.
    The big Almaty Lake is at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, before you arrive there, you can admire the natural beauty of the Trans-Ili Alatau Mountains.
    From the main road all start to change compare with the city, road climbs higher and higher, the landscape is changing, more and more huge mossy stones appear on the slopes. According to scientists, more than 2,000 years ago there was a strong earthquake in these places, literally moving mountains. As a result of this natural cataclysm a natural dam was formed and a giant bowl deep of 38 meters was formed creating the lake. Even in hot summer days water temperature in the lake is not more than 12 Celsius degrees. The color of the water changes depending on the season, the weather and the temperature of the water.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3 stars

    Day 2: Kolsai lake

    Pass By: Kolsai Lake, Saty Kazakhstan
    The magnificent cascade of Kolsai lakes are located 290 kilometers south-east of Almaty.
    That area is surrounded by three amazing alpine lakes, which are called Kolsai-1, Kolsai-2 and Kolsai-3, located respectively at an altitude of 1700, 2252 and 2650 meters above sea level. A lot of people consider them the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan mountains.
    Kaindy lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kazakhstan, and still not really touristic place.
    The lake is located at an altitude of 2000m, 26 kilometers far from the Kaindy river with the same name, near the Kolsai lake.
    Translated from the Kazakh “Kaindy” means “abundant in birch”, the meaning of the name is because is full of large birch groves, located near the area and inside the lake in a spectacular way.
    The first day we will hike around Kolsai lake and we can arrive to the second lake ( is possible do the road by horses also)

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay in Yurt in local guesthouse

    Day 3: Kaindy lake and Charyn Canyon

    Pass By: Charyn Canyon, Charyn National Park, Charyn River Kazakhstan
    Kaindy lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kazakhstan, and still not really touristic place. The lake is located at an altitude of 2000m, 26 kilometers far from the Kaindy river with the same name, near the Kolsai lake.
    Translated from the Kazakh "Kaindy" means "abundant in birch", the meaning of the name is because is full of large birch groves, located near the area and inside the lake in a spectacular way.
    Some people thinking that this lake was formed a hundred years ago in 1911, other that is more recent due an earthquake.

    Charyn Canyon is located in the Charyn National Park established in 2004 by the Kazakh government.
    The Valley of Canyon is 3 km long, a dried-up canyon adjacent to the main river with the same name. The river itself now flows along a different path, and millions of years ago this place was just under the sea, stretching from modern Lake Alakol to the Caspian Sea.

    This explains the rocks formations around the area - these are stones, strongly pressed with clay, but they can easily changing shape under the influence of wind and water. This material is great for creating sculptures and nature creates fantastic shapes with that particular kind of sand/rocks.
    We will explore the area walking inside the Canyon.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay in Yurt in local guesthouse

    Day 4: Almaty city tour

    Pass By: Almaty, Almaty
    Almaty is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, located in the south est part of the country. The population is around 1,8 million habitant.
    The city was very famous for be the old capital and the city remain the economic, financial and the cultural center of all Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It’s very ethical city, full of older buildings, oriental bazaars, church, mosques and a lot of other interesting things to see.

    Tour program:
    09.30 – Visit of the Ascension Cathedral, the famous beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral
    10.00 – Visit the Green Bazaar and the Central Mosque
    12.00 – Transfer to Koktobe, and lunch in amazing restaurant where you can see all the city from the top
    14.00 – Visit of Shimbulak mountain resort ( by cable railway ) and time for small excursion around the area
    16.30 – Go back to the hotel, free time in evening

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel 3 stars
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Almaty Airport, Almaty Kazakhstan
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by View of Asia / Tour in Kazakhstan, Mongolia e Uzbekistan

Activity ID: V-198118P6

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