This tour gives a unique opportunity to visit the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan for 5 days. During this tour you will visit Altyn emel national Park and - best safari destinitaion in Kazakhstan, Charyn National Park and the pearl of the northern Tien Shan - Kolsay lakes.
This tour gives a unique opportunity to visit the most beautiful places of Kazakhstan for 5 days. During this tour you will visit Altyn emel national Park and - best safari destinitaion in Kazakhstan, Charyn National Park and the pearl of the northern Tien Shan - Kolsay lakes. You will see unique singing sands, chalk Aktau and volcanic Katutau mountains.
Singing sand (also called whistling sand or barking sand). The dune is composed of light-colored sand and has a length of about 3 km and a height of 150 m. In dry weather sands emit a sound similar an organ melody. Since ancient times this place was considered supernatural. The legends explained the sound by the activities of the desert spirits, mythical animals, the bells of buried towns, underground rivers etc.
The mountains of Aktau belong to the chalk type of the mountains, they were formed from sediments belonging to the era of Cenozoic, which began about 60 million years ago, which makes these mountains historically important. Basically, the composition of the mountains is plastered clay, without any vegetation. Due to this feature, you may feel at the different planet. For a huge amount of time nature cut these mountains, forming canyons with rock layers of white, red and orange colors across the range.
Katutau mountains: The mountains consist mainly of lava and volcanic rock, many dikes can also be seen here, these are cracks that were formed as a result of an earthquake or volcanic eruption, and then were filled with magma. The length of such dikes reaches up to 8 kilometers
08:00 departure to Tamgaly on Ily river (165 km from Almaty).
10:00 Tamgaly tas – written cliffs, on the Ili river. Located 170 km from Almaty, natural boundary consists of huge cliffs. It was a place where beautiful images of Buddha and Burhans were found. Visit Bes Shatyr. Free time.
Trip to Altyn Emel National Park.
13:30 Arrival to "Basshy" village. Check-in at the guesthouse (DBL/Standard accommodation) and lunch.
15:00 arrival to so-called Singing sand (also called whistling sand or barking sand). The dune is composed of light-colored sand and has a length of about 3 km and a height of 150 m. In dry weather sands emit a sound similar an organ melody. Since ancient times this place was considered supernatural. The legends explained the sound by the activities of the desert spirits, mythical animals, the bells of buried towns, underground rivers etc.
19:00 Returning to the guesthouse. Dinner& night stay at the guesthouse (Basshy).
Breakfast at the guesthouse.
09:00 trip to Aktau and Katutau mountain range (1,5 hours).
Aktau mountains are located 80 km from the village that takes approximately 1,5 hours to reach them. The Aktau hills look supernatural. You will observe rock layers of white, red and orange colors across the range, known as a unique paleontological deposit with an estimated age of 25-30 million years.
13:00 Lunch boxes - outdoor picnic (is included).
14:00 Katutau hills are less spectacular, but certainly interesting since it’s a good place to see argali.
18:00 Return to the guesthouse and lunch. Night stay at the guesthouse (Basshy).
Breakfast at the guesthouse. Check out of the guesthouse.
08:00 departure to Charyn canyon.
11:00 arrival at Charyn canyon.
The canyon has been described as the Grand canyon’s little brother and is considered to be the floor of the ancient ocean Tethys. The erosion made by the river Charyn below and the elements created a dramatic and impressive landscape. The Charyn canyon itself is approximately 150 km and in some places up to 300 m deep.
13:00 Lunch boxes - outdoor picnic (is included). Free time for your own.
18:00 Arrival to "Saty" village. Check-in at the guesthouse (DBL/Standard accommodation) dinner and night stay.
08:00 Breakfast and departure to Kolsay lake1.
10:30 and trip to Kolsay lake 1.
Kolsay Lakes – one of the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan. These lakes are located at heights 2250 and 2700 meters above sea level. They are distinguished by the unique mountain watershed consisting of three natural zones and amazing variety of rare plants and animals. Kolsay Lakes are considered a pearl of Northern Tien-Shan located in 300 km from Almaty city.
13:00 lunch (outdoor picnic).
14:00 hiking or Horiding to Kolsay lake 2 (8 km approx. 2 hours, horse riding at your own payment).Free time.
18:00 Returning to the guesthouse and dinner. Night stay at the guesthouse (Saty).
08:00 Breakfast at the guesthouse. Check out of the guesthouse.
09:00 transfer to Kaindy lake (11 km off road).
Kayndy lake was formed in 1911 after a huge earthquake that resulted in a big landslide from the eastern slope. The rockslide “place of origin” can still be seen today, because it has not been overgrown yet. The uniqueness of the lake is that after the rise of natural dam that blocked the gorge, water that filled a basin has formed a lake but has not destroyed the spruce that had been growing in this place along the river.
13:00 lunch at Saty village and departure to Almaty.
17:00 arrival to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. End of services
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