Jeep tour „Amazing creations of nature“ 4 days

Jeep tour in Almaty region are exciting, comfortable and unforgettable. We will take you to see the most delicate and secluded spots in Kazakhstan, truly unique in the world and show you the best our country has to offer.Driving across Kazakhstan’s lands is the best way to discover vast steppes, grazing herds, clear lakes, rapid rivers, ancient burial mounds and the incredible beauty of the mountain peaks and take an authentic glimpse into nomadic life.

SilkWay 2015

Duration of the tour: 4 days.

Seasonality: from April to October.

Meals and accommodation on the route: Cooking in the nature, independently by tourists or our professional chef. Overnight in tents. Possible accommodation in guest houses (Kolsai, Kaindy, Altyn Emel).

Route: Almaty – Basshi village – Singing dune – Aktau mountains – Temirlik canyon – Charyn canyon – Almaty.

Program:

Day 1. Almaty – Basshi village – Singing dune. 

In a morning we leave to the village of Basshi, where the office of the National Natural Park „Altyn-Emel“ is located. We prepare the necessary documents. After that  we go to the famous Singing Dune. The amazing phenomenon of nature is the Akkum-Kalkan sands, which was called „The Singing Dune“. In dry and windy weather sand of the barkhan sounds like a high flying jet. The power of sound is such that it spreads over many kilometers in the district. Overnight and dinner at the camp near Singing dune.

Day 2. Singing dune – Aktau mountains. 

Breakfast. This day we will also spend on the territory of the park, we will visit the mountains of Aktau. Geological museum under the sky, limestone mountains Aktau. This is one of the most interesting and spectacular objects of tourism in the natural park „Altyn-Emel“. In Kazakh, Aktau means the White Mountains. White mountains seem only from afar. In the canyons of the mountains you can find nude multi-colored rocks, domes, towers composed of colored layers alternating with dry canyons, filled with calcite crystals. Landscapes change constantly – bastions, towers, small towns, inaccessible castles and canyons, there is no end to them. Overnight and dinner at the camp near Aktau mountains.

Day 3. Aktau mountains – Basshi village – Temirlik canyon. 

The canyon of the Temirlik River is very wide (up to 1.5 km) and deep (up to 160 meters). Its length is about 11 km. Amazing, that this part of the canyon is  different from other places of the river. The water flows fluently under the umbrage of numerous trees, bushes and along the picturesque green glades. A real oasis in a hot semi-desert. Further, the river in the shade of the trees swiftly carries water through a small rocky canyon and again emerges into the open spaces of a wide canyon. Overnight and dinner at the canyon.

Day 4. Temirlik canyon – Charyn canyon – Almaty.

After breakfast transfer to Charyn canyon. That canyon called „Valley of castles“ is located in the middle part of the main canyon of Charyn. This is a whole ensemble of palaces, towers and minarets formed from the Pliocene sediments with complex forms of weathering in the form of cornices, pillars, niches. The present appearance of the gorge reached about half a million years ago. The canyon has a length of about 2.5 kilometers and a depth of 150 meters at the exit to the main canyon. Hiking in canyon. Return to Almaty.

End of program.

The cost is calculated individually, depending on the number of participants and the “set” of services. You can send the application for this tour to the  – alex.asiamixtravel@gmail.com.

EACH MEMBER MUST HOLD AN INSURANCE CERTIFICATE!

Equipment required:

  • trekking backpack (20-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Telescopic trekking poles
  • Insulated travel flask or water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Personal hygiene facilities
  • Personal First Aid Kit

Footwear and clothing:

  • Trekking footwear
  • Sandals or Crocs
  • Light waterproof jacket
  • Light overtrousers
  • Polartec Jacket 200
  • Trekking trousers
  • Poncho
  • Thermal underwear
  • Polartec gloves (1 pair)
  • Thermal socks (4-5 pairs)
  • Warm hat
  • Cap or panama hat
Jeep tour „Amazing creations of nature“ 4 days
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