|Season||March - April, September - November|
Meet Kazakh shepherd family and gain first-hand experience of local life
Meet Kazakh shepherd family and gain first-hand experience of local life. Till the end of the May shepherd family stays at winter farm in small village located not far from Altyn Emel national park and Charyn canyon. To make your tour more attractive we included a half day trips to singing dune and Charyn canyon.
Altyn Emel KAZAKHSTAN Early breakfast at the hotel and departure. Trip to Singing dune. 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. hiking. Lunch. Departure to the local farm. Arrival. Staying with a local shepherd family offers some unique insight into the daily lives of modern nomads and gives you an authentic taste of Kazakh culture. The locals will teach you how to ride horses, herd animals, slaughter sheep and prepare it for a dinner (upon request). Dinner. Overnight.
Akkudyk village KAZAKHSTAN Breakfast. You can experience the life of shepherd. Today after breakfast you will go to the pasture and team up with a local shepherd. Lunch. During second half of the day you can also be fully or partly involved in the farm seasonal work (general maintenance, animal care: tent the sheep, gather them, bring them food and water) or simply pet the animals and enjoy the steppe view or experience horseback riding or learn how to hand-milk a goat or mare or cow, how to made kurt (cheese), homemade butter and kumys (fermented horse milk), cooking classes (upon request). Dinner. Overnight
Charyn canyon KAZAKHSTAN Breakfast at the guesthouse. Free time. Return to Almaty via 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. Valley of castles and canyon exploring. Hiking. Free time. Departure to Almaty. Dinner at the local café on the way back to Almaty. Arrival to Almaty and transfer to the hotel
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