Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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The Tian Shan mountains echoed back our calls for another indulge into the unique breathtaking adventures around Almaty. We are back for a 3rd time to our most popular destination in Central Asia, this time the flower blossoms on the trees will follow us when we make our ways between the lakes and into the traditional Kazakh villages.
Duration: 6 Days
Dates: 6 - 11 July
Level: 2/4 Moderate (Ridge Hiker)
Group size: 4 min – 8 max (Limited spots! Final confirmation by booking tickets)
Arrival to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. Evening stroll in the city, dinner at a local restaurant, overnight.
Full day hiking to the Kok-Zhailau area. We will hike for about 3-4 hours one way. We will carry our own snacks and enjoy the picturesque area, we can also try to find the small waterfall hidden in the mountains. We descend back to the city and head to a local restaurant for a quick bite before heading off to the village.
We reach the village and accommodate in a guest house, where we will be able to have a sauna and a bonfire, overnight.
Drive to the Kayindi lake on a car, where we will change to horses and explore the lake on horses. We will explore the lake from different sides, including the shore, the panorama and the riverside.
After exploring the lake, we will have a small picnic, we will take our lunchboxes with us from the house.
After the picnic, we head back to the village on horses. We will ride for 12km back and enjoy the fantastic view and feeling of riding a horse through a picturesque gorge, overnight.
A short 30 minute drive to the Kolsay lake, where we will hike to the second Kolsay lake, which is a beautiful 8km trail, that takes you through the forests, near a river, to the beautiful mountain lake Kolsay 2. We will have a picnic at the lake and have a chance to swim a little.
We will return to the village in the evening for dinner and enjoy a nice evening over some beer or tea at the bonfire, overnight.
We will head back to Almaty, however, on the way we will make several stops to explore the famous Charyn canyon - the baby brother of the Grand Canyon. We will explore the canyon from top and bottom. We will also reach the riverbank where you can swim and enjoy a nice cold mountain water after a hot summer walk through the canyon.
After we have explored the canyon, we will head back to Almaty, stopping on the way for late lunch. We expect to arrive to Almaty around 6-7 PM. Evening stroll in the city, dinner at a local restaurant, Overnight.
Day 6: Departure
Trip Price: 1,089 USD
Early Bird: 953 USD
Included in the price:
Local Guide services
Food out of Almaty (3 times a day)
National Park fees
Activities (Horse Riding)
International airfare (Please note that you need to confirm your attendance so that you receive Ridge’s Flight details)
Personal expenses of choice; such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks and/or beverages.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the section above that you might deem necessary.
Admission to the country of destination is a sole responsibility of participant
Alas, can’t wait to see you – Go Wild –
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See you in Kazakhstan!!! 😊