Duration - 5 days
SUV tour
Departure from Almaty

"GOLDEN RING" around ZHETYSU in 5 days

In this five-day sightseeing tour, we carefully selected and included the best touristic places to visit in the Almaty region. During this unique journey, you will be able to see everything for which hundreds of thousands of tourists come to our country every year. Since our drivers know all the best locations along the route, you will not miss any of the truly significant views. Enjoy an incredible combination of landscapes and natural areas of Kazakhstan: steppes and deserts and coniferous virgin forests that replace them, cold mountain rivers and picturesque canyons, mineral thermal springs and alpine lakes, waterfalls, plateaus, the alpine observatory and much more - you can see all this in this one tour.
During this tour you will see:
  • Singing Dune
  • Seven Hundred Years Tree
  • Aktau mountains
  • The Katutau mountains lava
  • Ancient Mosque
  • Tiger Mountains
  • Charyn Canyon
  • Thermal Springs
  • Kaindy Lake
  • Kolsai Lakes
  • Bartogai Reservoir
  • Bear Waterfall and Assy Observatory

This tour includes:

First day
Departure from Almaty - Basshi village (Lunch) - Aktau mountains (Trekking) – Katutau lava - 700 year old willow - Basshi (Dinner, Overnight)

- Departure from Almaty (in the morning) to the Basshi village (290 km, approximately 4 hours)
- Arrival in Basshi village, lunch at the hotel
- Visiting the Aktau mountains (80 km, approximately 1.5 hours), trekking/hiking (3-8 km, 2-3 hours)
- Visiting Katutau lava (30 km, approximately 30 minutes), upon arrival - walking around (30-60 minutes)
- Visiting the 700 year old willow (35 km, approximately 40 minutes), walking around (30-60 minutes)
- Coming back to the Basshi village (Hotel) (15 km, about 30 minutes), dinner, sleep

Length: 450 km, total time: 7 hours
Second day
Basshi village (Breakfast) - Singing dune - Zharkent (Ancient mosque) - Chundzha village (Lunch) - Hot springs (Dinner, Bathing, Overnight)

- Breakfast at the Hotel
- Visiting the Singing dune (50 km, about 1 hour), walking tour (2 hours)
- Visiting the Mosque Zharkent (160 km, approximately 2.5 hours), walking tour (1 hour)
- Visiting the village of Chundzha (100 km, approximately 1 hour), lunch in a cafe
- Coming to the hot springs (recreation area) (60 km, approximately 40 minutes), swimming, dinner, sleep

Length: 370 km, total time: 5 hours
Third day
Hot springs (Bathing, Breakfast) - Charyn Canyon (Trekking, Lunch) - Lake Kaindy (Trekking) - Saty village (Dinner, Overnight)

- Morning swim, breakfast at the Hot Springs
- Visiting the Charyn Canyon (85 km, about 1 hour), trekking excursion 6 km (2-3 hours), lunch
- Visiting the Kaindy Lake (110 km, approximately 2.5 hours), excursion-trekking 3 km (2 hours)
- Coming to the village of Saty (guest house) (15 km, about 1 hour), dinner, sleep

Length: 210 km, total time: 5 hours
Fourth day
Saty village (Breakfast) - Kolsai lakes 1 and 2 (Trekking, Lunch) - Saty village (Dinner, Overnight)

- Breakfast in the Saty village (guest house)
- Visiting the Lake Kolsai-1 (15 km, approximately 30 minutes), trekking/hiking to Lake Kolsai-2 (16 km, 6-7 hours *), lunch
- Coming back to Saty village (15 km, about 30 minutes), dinner, sauna, sleep

Length: 30 km, total time: 1 hour

* for people with good physical condition; option - horse riding

Fifth day
Saty village (Breakfast) - Lake Bartogay - Turgen waterfall (Trekking, Lunch) - Assy Observatory - Departure to Almaty

- Breakfast in Saty (guest house)
- Visiting the Bartogai Lake (150 km, approximately 2 hours), upon arrival - walking around (30-50 minutes)
- Visiting the Turgen gorge, the Bear waterfall (90 km, about 1.5 hours), trekking/hiking (2 km, 1-1.5 hours), lunch
- Visiting the Assy observatory (20 km, approximately 1 hour), walking tour (1 hour)
- Coming back to Almaty (100 km, approximately 1 hour); the driver will leave you anywhere in the city

Length : 360 km, total time: 6 hours

Season: all year (best time April-October)

The route can be changed or supplemented according to your desire; If you want to see an attraction that is not listed in this program, please contact us - we will definitely try to resolve this and tell you about all the possible options.

Examples of options: On day 2, you can spend the night in the Charyn Canyon if you do not want to visit the hot springs. On the 3rd and 4th day, at your request, you can spend the night in a yurt (not always available). On day 4, you can go to the second Kolsai lake on a horse or stay on the first lake to catch some trout

Price for an SUV with a driver (regardless of the number of people, 6 people max)

Price includes
✅comfortable SUV

1traveler - 1450$ per person
2traveler - 825$ per person
3traveler - 610$ per person
4traveler - 520 $ per person
5traveler - 450$ per person

Price includes:
✅comfortable SUV
✅accommodation (hotel, guest house)
✅food and drinking water
✅national parks entrance tickets

Six Reasons to Choose ASIATRIP

Guides with more than 10 years of experience will handle all the issues of your journey. All of our drivers and guides are certified.

We specialize ONLY on individual and personal tours. All of us have gone through First-Aid Training
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No brokers, no agents, no
hidden fees - you work
and travel directly with us.
This makes a trip not overpriced.
To book your trip on a specific date we charge a deposit of only 10 percent of the total sum of money
We'll meet you at the airport and transfer you back
afterwards by request.
We care - our priority to do the best we can to choose or recommend the safest places to eat en-route.
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