Lake Kaindy in the Kolsay nature reserves, Kazakhstan.
Travels on mountain lakes of the Almaty region.
Travel to Lake Kaindy from Almaty city.
Lake Kaindy is a popular attraction in the Almaty region. The lake is not big but very beautiful and unusual. The lake is 500 meters long and 100 meters wide. The lake was formed as a result of tectonic shifts, a forest grew on the site of the lake, which was subsequently flooded, the trees still stand in the water and give the lake a magical look. The trees in the lake look unusual and look like a lake water forest.
Kaindy lake - how to get there.
GPS coordinates of Lake Kaindy: N42 ° 59'04.53 "E78 ° 27'56.24".
From Almaty you need to move towards the village Zhalanash 250 kilometers, follow the signs, you need to turn off at the sign "Saty, Lake Kolsay", in front of the Charyn bridge, 1.5 kilometers away. Before the village of Saty, turn off at the sign to the Kaindy lake. Lake Kaindy is located in the Almaty region in the Kungey Alatau mountains. The lake is part of the Kolsai nature reserve and is located next to the Kolsai lakes, only it is located in another mountain gorge. The easiest way to get to the lake is from the city of Almaty, the distance will be about 300 kilometers (5 hours on the way).
Kaindy lake - information for tourists.
Diving is popular on Lake Kaindy, it is possible to dive to the bottom of the lake and swim among the water forest. Kaindy in translation from the Kazakh language means "birch". The lake received this name after a birch grove was planted in the area. The lake was formed as a result of a mountain collapse, judging by the remaining trees, this happened in 1973 after the Zhalanash earthquake. The water flooded a hollow in which pine trees grew, which still stand in the lake. The water in the lake is very cold, there are trout in the lake. Fishing in the lake is prohibited.