Jeep tour “Small ring of Semirechie” 7 days

The development of this jeep tour is based on comfort. You want to see the most interesting and wild corners of Kazakhstan, but do not want to live in tents, cook at the stake? Is it important for you to have a comfortable bed and shower or bath every evening? Then this jeep tour is exactly what you need. At your service are guest houses, a health complex with hot springs, national cuisine.

Duration of the tour: 7 days.

Seasonality: from April to October.

Meals and accommodation on the route: in guest houses and hotels.

Route: Almaty – Basshi village – Singing dune – Aktau mountains – Chunja village – Saty village – Kaiyndy lake – Kolsai lake – Almaty.


Day 1. Meeting at the airport of Almaty. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation. At the request of the group, it is possible to hold a publicity in Almaty. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. Almaty – Natural park “Altyn-Emel”, Singing dune.
After breakfast in the hotel we leave to the village of Bashshi, where the office of the National Natural Park “Altyn-Emel”. Here is the hotel. We prepare the necessary documents and are accommodated in the hotel. After lunch we go to the famous Singing Dune. The amazing phenomenon of the nature of the sand Akkum-Kalkan, which was popularly called “Singing barkhan”. 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. For supper we return to the village. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3. Natural park “Altyn-Emel”, Aktau mountains.
This day we will also spend on the territory of the park, we will visit the Aktau mountains. 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.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4. Natural park “Altyn-Emel” – Hot springs, Chunja village.
After breakfast we will drive to the hot springs. Chungja is a place in Almaty region, famous for its unique hot radon springs, bathing in which will allow you to strengthen health and relax after the first part of our trip. The healing springs of Chunga are located between the valley of the Ili River and the Ketmen mountains. Thermal water in them has a weak mineralization, and its therapeutic properties are confirmed by a chemical-balneological conclusion. According to him, mineral waters are therapeutic-table weakly alkaline nitrogen waters of complex composition, which have a beneficial effect not only on the digestive organs, but also on the organism as a whole. Dinner. Night in one of the health resorts.

Day 5. Chunzha village – Saty village – Lake Kaindy.
After breakfast transfer to the Saty village. Accommodation in a guest house. In 11 km to the east of the village is located the gorge Kayindy. In this gorge lies the amazing lake Kaindy. This reservoir arose as a result of the catastrophic earthquake of 1911. Kaindy in translation from Kazakh means “birch”. The paradox is that Lake Kaindy is surrounded by a magnificent coniferous forest. The explanation is very simple: below the lake in the gorge is the largest in the whole Tien Shan birch grove, which gave the name of the gorge, the river and the lake. Lake Kaindy is at an altitude of 1800 m, its length is 400 m, the width is about 100 m. The maximum depth of the reservoir as of 2014 is 21 meters. The water is exceptionally clear and clean, but very cold, only +6 ° C. Despite the low water temperature, Kaindy Lake is a success for diving enthusiasts. Evidence of the recent origin of the lake is the young forest that grew up on the dam of the lake, and the trunks of submerged fir trees, still not rotten in the water. These trunks, protruding from the water, look like masts of flooded sailing ships. Walk around the lake. Descent to the village of Saty. Lunch in the national style. In the guest house you can order a sauna on the wood. Dinner. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 6. Saty village – Lake Kolsay – Almaty.
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Kolsai. The lake is located at an altitude of 1818 m, has a length of 1,450 meters, a width in a wide part of 400 meters, a depth of 80 m. It was formed as a result of seismic activity. The slopes surrounding the lake create a kind of crown from the Tien Shan relicts of Shrenk, which grow only in this region of our planet.
Rainbow trout inhabits the lake. On a sunny day, standing on the shore, you can observe how flocks of young fish play in the streams of water flowing out of the lake. The lake in all seasons and at different times of the day is beautiful in its own way. Especially it is fine in the autumn, when against a background of evergreen spruce the deciduous plants bloom with all the colors of the rainbow. After visiting the lake, lunch and departure to Almaty. In the final of our trip we will visit another guest house, here we will have dinner in the national Uygur style. After dinner, return to the hotel in Almaty.

Day 7. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.

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  –



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 “Small ring of Semirechie” 7 days
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