The Blue Necklace of Northern Tien Shan

The Blue Necklace of Northern Tien Shan
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Start point : Almaty
End point: Almaty
Price : from 10 214 ₽/ 122 €/ 142 $
from 10 persons


Day 1
Arrival in Almaty. Transfer from the airport to hotel.
Check in
Sight seeing

You will get to know the history of the southern capital of Kazakhstan and see its main tourist attractions, including the Palace of the Republic, the Abay Opera and Ballet House, the Square of Independence, the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, Kok Tobe Mount. During your stay in the Park of 28 Panfilovtsev, you will visit the Ascension Cathedral. Next step will be the high mountain skating-rink “Medeo” and the mountain ski resort “Chimbulak”, where you can get by the gondola lift. By this gondola you can rise to the Talgar pass 3200 meters high. After, you will visit the Almaty Montmartre – Kok Tobe Mount, which provides a beautiful view on the city. Оn Kok Tobe are located galleries, souvenir shops, the observation wheel, Beatles monument and the highest in the world by the position TV tower.

Time for leisure

Day 2
Breakfast in hotel
Time for leisure
In the evening departure for two days excursion to Kaiyndy and Kolsay lakes
(accommodation in guest houses)

Day 3- 4

The Kolsay gorge located in the northern flanks of Kungey Alatau; it is considered as the most picturesque place in the Almaty Region. It is called the blue necklace of the Northern Tien Shan. This name stuck to the place because of the three beautiful mountain lakes there. Gorgeous Kaiyndy lake is located in this mysterious place and from the surface of it stick the dry trunks of fir trees. Comfortable buses will get you to the village (auyl) by 6 a.m., this auyl is located near the Kolsay lake. Then, you will have an accommodation in the guest houses, breakfast and getting by bus to the first lake. It is located at the altitude of 1900 meters and it is the largest of Kolsay lakes. You will oversee the unique beauty of the lake. Here, you will enjoy time to walk around the lake, take some photos or try the tasty shashlyk in outdoors café. If you want, you can make a walking tour to the second lake. It will take around 4 hours to get there. Second day of your trip will be continued with another Kaiyndy lake.

In the evening, arrival back in Almaty.

In the evening arrival in Almaty.
Time for leisure

Day 5
Breakfast in hotel
Check out. Transfer from hotel to the airport