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Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 7

Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 7. Kazakhstan tours. 

Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 7
Destination:
Kazakhstan
Duration: 6 days
In short: Almaty - Kaindy Lake - Saty - Kolsai Lakes - Charyn Canyon - Issyk lake - Almaty


Day 1: Almaty - Kaindy Lake - Saty
Upon arrival to Almaty you will be provided by Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 7. You will get a comfortable minivan to start your memorable journey to Kolsai Lakes. On the way you will 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), as they are completely accomplished to cover uneven mountain road (12 km) to Kaindy Lake. Kaindy Lake or birch lake is located amid wonderful pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is well-known for its origin. It was appeared in 1911 due to the prevailing earthquake that caused the avalanche blocked the valley by the natural dam. Overnight is in a guest house.

Day 2: Kolsai Lakes - Saty
In the morning we will see Kolsai Lakes or "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan". They have a shape of three lakes. The largest lake is open for all visitors. It is the most attractive lake, consuming a lack of civilization and the plenty of mushrooms. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters. The lowest lake can be grasped by car. If you walk few kilometers lengthways mountain trails you will see the second and the third lake. On arrival to Kolsay 3 Lake and got a short-term training, you will start the trekking. The route locates on the bank of the lake and endures with the path over the pine forest, alpine meadows sideways pure mountain river curving all the way down from Kolsaib2 Lake. The whole walking distance between two lakes is about 7 km and usually takes 3-3,5 hours one way. In the second part of day you will walk back to Kolsai 3 Lake and driving back to Saty settlement. Night is in a guest house.

Day 3: Saty - Charyn Canyon -Almaty   
Today you will start your journey to Charyn Canyon. It will take about 2 hours to get in the canyon. Upon arrival visit the local museum of traditional decorative and applied arts and crafts. Upon arrival to Charyn Canyon, you will esteem panorama and go down stairs to the bottom of the canyon, then walk around 2 km through the labyrinth of the Castles Valley with its walls of unusual shapes drooping you. The bottom of the Canyon has small descend to the end of the walk, where you will get to the fresh atmosphere on the bank of icy cold Charyn river, where also situated eco-park with several yurts like traditional dwellings and a small open air café, working in the summer time. In the end of day, you will return to the city and transfer to a hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Almaty - Issyk lake - Almaty
The tour will start by visiting the most beautiful gorges of Trans Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge. It is located on the Kuldja tract. Here you will visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK", where you will see the descriptions committed to the history and culture of the Saka period, including a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. You will drive to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level, to the stunning mountain lake Issyk, located in the valley with the same name. On the lake you will relish the grand beauty of its turquoise water surface and the Issyk Gorge. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 5: Almaty
Today you will have the city tour and go to Almaty Museum. It is an idea to learn more about history of the southern capital of Kazakhstan. Afterwards we will visit Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre. This tour will be continued visiting one of the oldest of Almaty parks as Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen as well as Zenkov Cathedral. Travelers will visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame and see the beauty of the Museum of Musical Instruments. It is worth visiting the Green Bazaar where you can find oriental goods. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeu Gorge of 1690 meters above sea level. You are going to see the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam. You will walk about 20-25 minutes above glorious fur-trees up to the altitude of 2260 meters above sea level and see 1st level of ski resort, engaged by fancy restaurants, ski and snowboarding school and mountain hotel. Then we will drive to the top of Kok Tobe hill, where the tallest TV tower in the world is located. Don't miss to see the top of the hill to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. We are glad that every day spent on tours were amazing! Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Flight
Unknown Kazakhstan Tour 7 is over. We hope you were satisfied by our impressive days on tours.


Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter


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