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Kolsai Lakes

Almaty, Kazakhstan
+7 727 235 8944
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Amazing location!

The Kosai lake is an amazing place, the scenery is absolutely beautiful, words cannot describe it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Great hiking and amazingly beautiful lakes

Trip takes 2 days as minimum (better if its a 3-day trip), usually includes visiting Charyn Canyon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Kazakhguide
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

5  Thank Mystiecat
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Pure nature, rural Kazakhstan and since a few years now also an increasing conservation effort to protect this treasure....a must see place when you spent more then a week in Kazakhstan

1  Thank JohnnySchepens
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The lakes are absolutely stunning, but there is not much else. Lots of city driver get worried about taking their car to the lake with petrified trees so a lot of tourist find themselves walking a few kilometres. Worth it, but depending on season there...More

1  Thank Chloe P
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Got early, before the rain set in and hordes of people arrived. The trails can get very slippery. Definitely worth the drive.

Thank Carolinne C
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