Charyn Canyon and kolsai lake tour

Discover the stunning landscapes of Kazakhstan with a combined tour of Charyn Canyon and the Kolsai Lakes


Charyn Canyon and Kolsai Lakes Tour: Nature’s Marvels in Kazakhstan ( 2 days tour)

Discover the stunning landscapes of Kazakhstan with a combined tour of Charyn Canyon and the Kolsai Lakes. This tour offers a perfect blend of breathtaking geological formations and serene alpine lakes, providing an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Tour Itinerary

Day : Almaty to Charyn Canyon


  • Departure from Almaty: Start your journey early in the morning with a drive from Almaty to Charyn Canyon. The drive takes approximately 3-4 hours, passing through scenic landscapes and small villages.
  • Charyn Canyon Arrival: Arrive at Charyn Canyon, often referred to as the «Grand Canyon of Central Asia.» This natural wonder stretches over 154 kilometers and offers stunning views of deep gorges and colorful rock formations.


  • Canyon Exploration: Begin your exploration at the Valley of Castles, a popular part of the canyon known for its unique rock formations that resemble ancient castles. Take a guided hike through the valley to learn about the geological history and enjoy the striking scenery.
  • Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch in the canyon, surrounded by its breathtaking landscapes.


  • Kolsai Lake :  also known as Lower Kolsai Lake. This lake is the most accessible and is located about 15 kilometers from Saty Village. Take a leisurely hike around the lake, enjoying the stunning views of the crystal-clear water surrounded by dense forests and mountains.


  • Transfer to Almaty


Practical Information

  • Transportation: Comfortable vehicle with air conditioning for transfers and tours.
  • Guides: Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Inclusions: Entrance fees to Charyn Canyon and Kolsai Lakes National Park.
  • Exclusions: Personal expenses, travel insurance, and gratuities.

Tips for the Tour

  • Clothing: Wear comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers to accommodate changing weather conditions.
  • Supplies: Bring sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, and plenty of water.
  • Camera: Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning landscapes.
  • Physical Fitness: Moderate physical fitness is required for hiking.

Booking Your Tour

Book your Charyn Canyon and Kolsai Lakes tour through a reputable travel agency . Ensure that the tour operator provides knowledgeable guides, comfortable transportation, and adequate safety measures.

Experience the natural wonders of Kazakhstan with this unforgettable tour, combining the dramatic landscapes of Charyn Canyon with the serene beauty of the Kolsai Lakes. Whether you’re an avid hiker or simply love nature, this tour offers a perfect escape into the wild beauty of Central Asia

Price per person from 70$ ( group of 10 people)

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