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Kolsai Lakes, Almaty

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Take a drive up to Kolsai Lakes, three alpine lakes nestled among the dramatic cliffs and fir forests of the Tian Shan mountain range. Six hours away from Almaty, the road leading to the lake area is bumpy but scenic, passing vast steppes and canyons. Explore the picturesque landscape of the hiking trails around the lakes, go fishing for trout, camp out, or visit a lakeside guesthouse. On a warm summer day, cool off with a dip in the lakes' clear, placid waters. Put Kolsai Lakes into our Almaty trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Almaty.
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  • 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 
  • 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...  read more »
  • Got early, before the rain set in and hordes of people arrived. The trails can get very slippery. Definitely worth the drive. 
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