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Kolsai Lakes

Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 235 8944
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Best choice take at least 2 days tour with visit Charyn canyon on a way there and Kaindy lake... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nurlan B
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Awesome lakes, must do !

This was just stunning. You can park up at main parking place ( aprox 6km from where you pay the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Best choice take at least 2 days tour with visit Charyn canyon on a way there and Kaindy lake second day. If you like hiking stay one day more in order to hike to second and third lakes. Route is quite difficult for beginners especially...More

Thank Nurlan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just stunning. You can park up at main parking place ( aprox 6km from where you pay the entrence fee ) and walk arround first, 2. and 3. lake. Be carefull, we did to the seccond lake and back and it was aprox...More

1  Thank Pavli_01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is a really fantastic sight. We camped at the lake which was a great experience. There is also a yurt and shashlik if that is your sort of thing. The 'upside down' trees are a real curiosity and well worth seeing. The road...More

Thank Suggs2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kosai lake is an amazing place, the scenery is absolutely beautiful, words cannot describe it! You can hire a boat that takes you across the first lake which is great. The walking is tough so hiking boots and sticks are recommended - also do...More

Thank Skyferret
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Trip takes 2 days as minimum (better if its a 3-day trip), usually includes visiting Charyn Canyon. So it is 3-3.5 hours to Charyn, then 5-6 hours there and around (Valley of Castles is just one of the parts of this canyon, there is a...More

7  Thank Kazakhguide
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It takes a rather difficult 4-wheel drive trip to arrive here, or hike in for multiple days (as many do). Once here, you will find a serene environment, perfect for camping, hiking, or just photographing for a few hours. We were a group of photographers,...More

Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We drove ourselves to Kolsai lakes and would absolutely do it again - the only thing we would change would be to allow ourselves more time to explore. They are incredibly beautiful and the walk between them, while strenuous, is enjoyable.

1  Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Beautiful lakes far away from Almaty that deserve to be included to the travel wish list... Near the lake the road is quite poor, but exotic. There are three lakes and one is quite accessible by a car. The second needs more courage and a...More

2  Thank Irene P
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went there with a guide who led us on a hike from Lake 1 to 2. It was not an easy one especially for us city kids who were not too well prepared for the hike. We managed anyway, with the help of hiking...More

1  Thank Angela N
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is so gorgeous and dreamy you just want to let yourself lost in it. We were fortunate to be staying at the guesthouse facing the lake hence we had the luxury of having our meals served at an area facing the lake against...More

6  Thank Mystiecat
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Krzysztof E
3 July 2017|
Response from Skyferret | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Unfortunately I do not think there is an easy way to get there from Almaty by public transport. It is around a 5 hour drive from the city and the roads require a 4x4 vehicle.