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Kolsai Lakes National Park

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

About Park

Kolsai Lakes State National Nature Park (in Kazakh “Көлсай көлдері” мемлекеттік ұлттық табиғи паркі) was formed according to Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.88 of February 07, 2007.

Location

Almaty region. Raiymbek district Talgar district



42.5600″ N. 78″ E.

Geography

The territory of the national park is divided into three zones with different access modes: protected mode (access is closed), tourist and recreational.
On the territory of the national park there are such tourist sites as: Sairamsky Peak, whose height is 4236 m above sea level; Kyryk kyz rocks, which means in Kazakh “kyryk” - forty, “kyz” - girl; Makpal Lake, located at an altitude of 2100 m above sea level; high-altitude Susyngen Lake (1700 m above sea level), it is translated from Kazakh “water went into the ground”; rock paintings in the upper part of the gorge of Sazanata River. Here Greig’s tulips grow

Flora and Fauna

The flora of the national park has more than 700 species. There are plants listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan — Kungei stipa (Stipa kungeica), golden adonis (Adōnis vernālis), Tianshan adonis (Adonis tyanschanica), orange yellow cress (Erysimum perofskianum), Schrenk’s spruce (Picea schrenkiana) and others.
The fauna is also rich and diverse — it has more than 200 species of vertebrates. It is home to representatives of 4 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, 197 species of birds and 29 species of mammals.
Birds listed in the Red Book — blue whistling thrush, painted tit-warbler, golden eagle, bearded vulture, saker falcon, Himalayan vulture.
Among mammals, there are such red-book list animals as argali, Tianshan bear, snow leopard, Turkestan lynx, Central Asian otter (Lutra lutra seistanica).

Climate

The climatic conditions of the territory, especially the mid-mountain zone of Kungei Alatau, are favorable for tourism, which is facilitated by a comfortable temperature regime, clean air, the absence of winds and extreme heat. The period duration according to the average daily air temperature +15 is 110-120 days. In the transitional seasons of the year, sunny, moderately humid weather with precipitation dominates.
Seasonality is all year round. The warm season and the most comfortable time to visit lasts from May to October; at this time there are plenty of opportunities for lovers of fishing, hiking and horseback riding. In winter, our park is also attractive for tourists – clean winter air, ice fishing and hiking.

5,6 °С
-6 °С
3300 mm
+17 °С
2-7 m/s

Beauty sights

Kolsai Lakes and Kaindy Lake are located on the territory of the park.

Contacts

General questions
info@q-g.kz

9 (7172) 999 336 ( 1014)

9 (705) 760 2950 (1054)

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