The Kolsai Lakes, or “The Pearl of The Northern Tien-Shan” are surrounded on all sides by coniferous forests and located in succession of each other from 1,818 meters (lower Lake Sata) up to 2,850 meters (Upper Kolsai) above sea level.  The most picturesque is the middle lake Mynzhylgi, the largest of the three.

Fallen tree trunks stick out from under the surface of the lake, creating a natural dam.  Mynzhylgi can be reached either on horseback or by hiking from Lake Saty located at the end of the road.

Like other mountain lakes, even in the summertime Kolsai lake temperatures can be very cold---on average the water will be between 6-8 degrees Celsius.  They do, however, offer an incredible clarity (trout can be seen swimming below the surface) and color—shades vary from turquoise to dark blue, depending on the weather and time of day.

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Big Almaty ring / June - August

    Big Almaty ring / June — August

    10 days

    The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Splendid beauty of the mountains, country of ancient nomads, unique natural landscapes and full reset in one trip

    Almaty ring  / April-October

      Almaty ring / April-October

      5 day

      The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Splendid beauty of the mountains, country of ancient nomads, unique natural landscapes and full reset in one trip

      Kolsay, Kaindy lakes - Charyn canyon / all year around

        Kolsay, Kaindy lakes — Charyn canyon / all year around

        2 day

        The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Inspiring trip to the origins of pure natural energy