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Kolsai Lakes

Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 235 8944
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Awsome place

We loved that place very nature very quiet and the air is so fresh and pure !!! It s worth it to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium
via mobile
One of the scenic places one can find

I visited the lakes a number of times. Drove many times, the road quality is not that good, so it’s... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Azat B
via mobile
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 235 8944
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We loved that place very nature very quiet and the air is so fresh and pure !!! It s worth it to visit!!!!!

1  Thank carlaawad
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I visited the lakes a number of times. Drove many times, the road quality is not that good, so it’s a challenging trip. Most times we like to hire helicopters to do picnics there. On a heli it’s only a half an hour flight, by...More

Thank Azat B
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I took the weekend trip from almaty (blast tours, aisa discovery, ecotourism have offers at 16000tg) and it was amazing. Some of it come down to a great guide and a nice group of people, but the beautiful nature takes most credit. The hikes as...More

1  Thank 19sj_js89
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We came up here to see the lakes and take a stroll around. The main lake is a bit mobbed but if you go a bit further up then it is quiet and pleasant.

Thank Aprilianinor
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Get ready for a heavenly experience away from the city and away from mobile range :) The terrain is mountain so be ready for long difficult walks. Get climbing shoes or ride horses.Six hours ride from Almaty.

Thank globtravel2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There are two Kolsai lakes. You get dropped off at the lower lake, and have to hike up to the upper lake. It's as much as 8 miles of a hike if you count the vertical distance, and the paths are not paved so there...More

Thank Jing H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

yes this is a beautifull place! The colour of the water is amazing. I guess the place is kinda exceptional for Kazachstan. These Kolsai lakes are however similar to any other mountain lake. We walked along lake 1. There's no way of walking around the...More

Thank hacrobaat
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

2  Thank Nurlanbolysbek
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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
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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.
Carrie L
7 April 2017|
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Response from Chloe P | Reviewed this property |
We lived near there and had no problems! Avoid places with cattle and don't sit in long grass. You should be fine, I heard nothing about rock born encephalitis and barely saw ticks