We represent the most popular tourist route in Almaty region. The combination of simple tracking, visiting of many natural places makes the route unforgettable and completely reveals the wild nature of Almaty region!
According the program of a five-day trip, tourists visit the main attractions of Altyn-Emel National Park: the Saki barrows of BesShatyr, Singing Dune and Aktau mountains. Further the route follows to several canyons of Charyn and Temirlik rivers – Red Canyon (the Valley of the Castles), Lunar Canyon, Katu mountains, panoramic sites. A brilliant in the route’s crown is a visit to the mountain lakes Saty and Mynzhylky (Kolsay Lakes), Kaindy Lake.
Duration of the route is 5 days. The distance of the jeep-tour is 1 410 km, the. trekking – 36 km. We will visit three national parks of Kazakhstan – Altyn-Emel, Charyn, Kolsay.
08:00. Breakfast at the Hotel. Loading of the luggage. Departure by SUVs to ancient petroglyphs.
12:00. Walk to the Taygak Gorge to see the petroglyphs on the nearby mountains. Departure to Scythian tombs “BesShatyr”.
Walking around, taking photo, having lunch (lunch boxes).
15:00. Departure to Basshi and check-in at reception office of Altyn-Emel, accommodation at the guesthouse. Rest and dinner. Overnight.
Day 2. Altyn Emel – Aktau mountains
08:00. Breakfast at the guest house. Departure to Singing Dune (AygayKum).
12:30. Return to the guest house. Lunch.
14:00. Visiting a 700 year’s old willow on the way to Aktau and taking photo. Departure to the root of Aktau mountains.
16:00. Three hours trekking inside Aktau mountains.
19:00. Way back to the guesthouse. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 3. Charyn Canyon
07:30. Breakfast at the guesthouse. Loading of the luggage. Departure to Sharyn National Park (240 km).
12:00. Arrival and descent to the “Valley of the Castles” (Qyzylsay). Lunch.
14:00. Next visit is a panoramic site with a view from top of the Valley of Castles.
15:00. Departure to Lunar canyon panoramic site.
16:00. Transfer to Stone Shelf.
16:45. Departure to the Valley of the Castles viewpoint. Making a photo, departure to Saty village (Kolsay lakes).
19:00. Arrival to Saty village. Accommodation at the guesthouse. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 4. Kolsai Lakes
08:00. Breakfast at the guest house. Departure to Saty lake (1st Kolsay).
Trekking to Mynzhylky lake (8 kilometers, 3 hours of trekking).
13:00. Arrival to Mynzhylky lake (2nd Kolsay). Lunch (lunch boxes).
14:00. Return to Saty lake (8 kilometers, 3 hours of trekking).
17:00. Departure to Saty village. Dinner. Rest.
Day 5. Kaindy Lake
08:00. Breakfast at the guest house. Loading of the luggage. Departure to Kaindy lake.
13:00. Lunch at the guest house. Departure to Almaty.
18:00. Arrival to Almaty.
- 525 USD p/p in a group of 3 (450$ without English-speaking guide)
- 675 USD p/p in a group of 2 (550$ w/o English)
- 1200 USD for an individual tour (950$ w/o English)
- English-speaking guide-driver
- 2 night’s accommodation in the guest house, Altyn-Emel, overnight
- 2 night’s accommodation in the guest house, Saty, overnight
- sightseeing tour according to the program
- ecological fees in accordance with the program
- mineral water 1,5L p/p daily
- Full board: BLD
Price does not include:
- soft and alcohol drinks, snacks
- rent of personal clothes, shoes
- telephone calls, personal expenses
- breakfast of the first day, dinner of the last day