Today we go to one of the most beautiful places of Almaty region – Kolsay lakes. In fact, they are often call the pearl of Kazakhstan. Area 3 is a lake located from each other at 10 km by car is possible only to the first lake, and then you will hike along a forest trail. Walking along this path is a separate story that allows you to plunge into a fairy tale. Hikers are surrounded by the unknown beauty of the mighty spruces, crystal-clear mountain river, which can not be compared with anything. The nature of Kolsay lakes is unique and has no analogues.
The journey begins in Almaty, and the duration of the drive to the destination is 7 hours and 326 km away Moving towards Kolsay lakes we pass villages where you can see the life and color of the local population. Our eyes gaze at the magnificent landscape of the Kazakh steppe and the great Syugaty valley.
On arrival, we are located in the village of Satty. It is 8 km without reaching the first lake. We live in guesthouses with local residents. This type of accommodation makes you feel not in a luxury hotel with all amenities, namely in nature, where it is quiet and cozy, heard rustle of grass and birds singing. For dinner, we will taste the national homemade cuisine.
After a morning Breakfast and hot tea, our way runs by car to the first lake. Then, skirting around the first lake and enjoying its beauty, we begin to rise to the second lake. The trail is waiting for us tortuous, it passes next to the water, through the thicket of fir trees, where you can even see the bear trail, and sometimes it descends from the hill and climbs. Throughout the trail, there are several Parking places for tourists, where you can sit down and relax, drink cool water.
When at last the goal is attain, the eyes gaze at the amazing beauty of the lake and around its peaks. This extraordinary place makes you lose the power of speech-here the words are superfluous. There is complete peace in the soul… and even tired, after 10 km retreats…
Having had a rest and having plenty having enjoyed a landscape we begin to go down back. Along the way, sometimes you can meet locals on horseback. In addition, returning to the guesthouse, we are waiting for a delicious dinner and hot tea.
Having had a good Breakfast and taking lunch boxes with us, we set off again. Today we will visit it another great place — Lake Kaindy. It is famous for the fact that once sunken firs can be seen from the water. Moreover, there is some turquoise water… Sitting by the water and expanding your lunch box, you can think about the meaning of life, to give memories, or just smile and enjoy the surrounding panorama.
Having fully enjoyed the natural beauty of Almaty region, we return to the city. Take a shower and relax.