Kolsay lakes are one of the most beautiful places of Kazakh nature. They are also called the blue necklace of the Northern Tien Shan. It is understandable – such beauty is not found everywhere! Translated from Kazakh, "Kolsay" means " lake in the gorge”, because all three lakes are located in the most picturesque gorge of the Eastern part of the Kungei Alatau range, which is 300 km from Almaty.
The first lake is located at an altitude of 1800m above sea level. The deepest place in the first lake is 80 m. When the water surface is absolutely calm, the sky is reflected in it, and in the evening the lake seems to be bubbling with trout splashing in its waters!
Charyn canyon stretches for 154 km along the Charyn river. This amazing natural monument is made up of sedimentary rocks that are about 12 million years old. The height reaches from 150 to 300 meters.