Kazakhstan – Magic of nature

12 days tour

Tour to Kazakhstan

From 2950$ / 12 days

The Republic of Kazakhstan is situated in the heart of Eurasia and is the world's ninth-largest country with a territory of 2,725,000 km2. It is bordered by south Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan has very wide variety of nature and ecological diversity like no other country. There are 60% of plains (steppes, deserts), 30% of hummocks, and 10% of mountains and foothills. The Western Tien Shan, Northern Tien Shan, Dzungarian region and Altai are the largest mountain regions in Kazakhstan. There are two «seas» which are lakes originally (Caspian Sea and Aral Sea). Here are unique mountain lakes like Big Almaty lake, Issyk, Kolsay lakes and other. And salutary lakes with special structure of water as Balkhash, Alakol, lakes of Borovoye. The diversity of landscapes performs big mountains with magnificent gorges and white-capped picks, different types of steppes, coniferous and foliaceous forests, big lakes and rivers. This location of country provides rich combination of flora and fauna. Kazakhstan counts about 500 species of birds. The mammals counts 178 species, the most interesting of them are Saiga, Snow Leopard, Persian Gazelle, Asian Wild Ass, Ibex, Argali.

For many centuries nomads live on this amazing territory. This earth saw the army of Changes Khan and Tamerlane. May be Kazakhstan doesn‟t have long and rich history like China or Russia, but this country has fantastic nature and hospitable people. Unusual mountains, ancient kurgans, rock canyons, high altitude lakes, Tian Shan mountains and many other things you will see in your trip.

Arrive in Almaty

1 day — City tour around Almaty (Breakfast, Lunch)

Almaty is the biggest city in Kazakhstan and former capital. It is surrounded by mountaions from 3 sides. In this day we go to Main Square with Monument of Independence, President Palace, Theatre of Opera and Ballet. We will visit Panfilov Park where can see famous Cathedral of Almaty which is the tallest wooden building in the world. After we will go to Museum of national music instruments. After tasty lunch we will walk down Arbat -pedestrian street- full of art and artists. Then we visit famous Green Bazar where you find plenty of fruits, vegetables, East Dry fruits, nuts, souvenirs. And near Bazar there is old chocolate fabrica Rakhat where you can buy one of the most tastiest in the world chocolates, candies and sweets.

Evening is time for free. Night in Almaty.

 

2 Day — The day of Cable cars: Medeo, Chimbulak, Kok-Tobe (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast drive to sport complex Medeo-Chimbulak. We will watch Medeo first. It is the highest skating ring in the world (1691 m above sea level). After drive to Chimbulak by serpentine road. Chimbulak is ski resort. In the cable car (if it will works) you can go up to Talgar Peak (3180m). Take a lunch in Chimbulak and go

down in cable car to Medeo. After we will drive to hotel. Free time. At the 17-00 we will take cable car in Almaty to go up to little mountain Kok-Tobe where from can see fantastic view of Almaty city. Walk around the mountain. There are many places for souvenirs, little zoo and many restaurants where you can take dinner. Night in Almaty.

 

3 day —Big Almaty Lake (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Big Almaty lake is locates about 30 km south of Almaty, 2510 m above sea level. Lake is surrounded by 3 high mountainious peaks and every season change the color of water from light green to deep blue. We will have easy hiking (3 hours at all) around the lake with opendoor lunch. After enjoing of lake we will drive to Bird Sanctury „Sunkar‟. There we can see different specialists of raptors living in Kazakhstan. And more over there is introduced kazakh hunting dog (special type) and wolves. In 17-00 we will watch birding show where you will see how kazakh people hunting with the help of birds. After amazing show we will take tasty dinner in the famouse area for east food in gorge Almarasan. Return to hotel for relax. Next day we will start 7 days trip around the most fantastic places. Night in Almaty.

 

4 day. Car trip. Altyn Yemel National Park (3 meals including)

Today we need drive for about 6 hours to come to our first view point in Altyn Yemel National park. After crossing the «Kazakhstan Las Vegas» — city with casinos — Kapshagay, pass Arkhaly and lunch in Sary Ozek town we reach the park and go straight to famous place in Almaty region «signing dune». This is the sand dune of 3km length and 150m of height located in the middle of steppe. Actually still our time there are no exactly explanations how this big dune appeared there. This phenomen of nature is famous of it‟s «signing» like a pipi organ in dry and calm weather. We we will climbing and walk there. After will have small picnic near springs and drive one hour to Baschi village to have dinner and relax in basic but nice hotel.

Night in the hotel of National Park.

 

5 day. Car trip. Altyn Yemel National Park (3 meals including)

We will have breakfast at 7-00 Am. And in 8-00 AM we will continue our journey around the Park. Today we will observe Kakutau Mountains, Aktau Maountains. Aktau mountains are one of the most colorful place in the park. We will walk around rock gorges of strange forms and hiking to the top of Aktau mountains. These mountains were under the ancient ocean Tetis in the time of dinosaurs. Till our time people find the remains of fish, dinosaurs and other exicstences of old time. When we reach top we will take a coffe break and slowly come down to the cars.

During this day we can see wild horses Kulan, gazelle Saiga and other animals and birds.

Night in hotel.

 

6 day. Car trip. Zharkent Canyons, Auliye Agash saint tree (3 meals including)

After the breakfast departure bring us close to the Chinese border. Enroute is fantastic: from left side are steppe mountains from the rights side are Dzhugarian foothills. After seeing Zharkent Canyon we will go to make a wish touching the Auliye Agash Saint Elm Tree which has 700 years old. Lunch in road café and after transfer to town Chundzha for relaxing in nice guest house with hot springs. In our Guest house will be swimming pool with thermal water where you will take of stress and strainning of last days. Night in the guest house with hot springs.

 

7 day. Car trip. Temerlyk Canyon. Hiking. (3 meals including)

We will take breakfast in guest house and after we will move to Temerlyk Canyon (1,5 hour). We will walk through the canyon. Our trail goes through red rocks and old ash trees. Nature around will make a feeling like you are in Jurassic Park. We will cross little waterfall where you can take nature Jacuzzi. Sometimes the further trail is steep and who afraid of this can stay and enjoy waterfall. Lunch will be during the walking and dinner in our tent camping. This night we will have in tent camping with fire and chatting.

After the breakfast departure bring us close to the Chinese border. Enroute is fantastic: from left side are steppe mountains from the rights side are Dzhugarian foothills. After seeing Zharkent Canyon we will go to make a wish touching the Auliye Agash Saint Elm Tree which has 700 years old. Lunch in road café and after transfer to town Chundzha for relaxing in nice guest house with hot springs. In our Guest house will be swimming pool with thermal water where you will take of stress and strainning of last days.

Night in the guest house with hot springs.

Night in tent camping.

 

8 day. Car trip. Yellow canyon. Kolsay Lakes. (3 meals including)

After the breakfast in camp. We start our trip to Kolsay Lakes. During the driving we will make stops in a panoramic view of Charyn Canyon, and after in Yellow canyon. These canyons are in different color and texture. After we arrive to the first Kolsay Lake. Wall around and after accommodate in guest house near the first lake. There we will take dinner. And if somebody wants can try «banya» —Russian sauna for additional payment.

Night in guest house.

 

9 day. Car trip. The second Kolsay Lake (3 meals including)

This day we will devote to long walking to second Kolsay Lake. The 8 km trail is very scenic and rather easy for walk. There are few steep climbs but the main road is flat. And actually everybody can do it. When we reach the second lake we will have lunch and tasty tea with mountainous herbs. After rest we will return to hotel for dinner and relax.

Night in guest house.

 

10 day. Car trip. Charyn Canyon, Toraygyr Steppe Mountains (3 meals including)

After breakfast we will drive to Charyn Canyon to Valley of Castles. Due to extraordinary view of canyon people call this place Valley of Castle. We will walk through the rocks and make interesting pictures. We will have lunch and will return to Almaty (3 hours). Today our car trip will finish.

Dinner. Night in Almaty.

 

11 day. Day for free

The day for free. You can walk around the city, go to Bazar to buy souvenir and chocolates. Relax. Night in Almaty

 

12 day. Flight to home

 



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