Tour to National Park "Altyn Emel"

Duration (2 days)

The National Park Altyn Emel - one of the best Sights in Kazakhstan at Almaty Area. 
If you are going to visit Kazakhstan,I am recommend organize a tour to National Park Atyn Emel of course with the most beautiful Sights like Singing Dunes and mountains Ak Tau & Katu-Tau.

The Altyn-Emel National Park was created to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Ili intermontane basin and their biodiversity, to protect geomorphological and paleontological sites, historical and cultural monuments in combination with the development of ecological tourism.

The main attraction is Ak Tau Mountains - From the Kazakh "White Mountains"

Ak Tau (White Mountains) mountains are the most Painful and Unique in their Beautiful Landscapes place in the National Park.
Ak Tau Mountains - The bottom of the ancient sea that filled the Elias Basin many millions of years ago.
Scientists have discovered numerous remains of the ancient Animals of different Epochs.

The mountains of Katu Tau Translated from the Kazakh "Stern Mountain" were formed as a result of the action of the Volcanoes. Lava after the eruption of the Volcanoes froze and formed a plurality of Fantastic forms, shapes, Rocks, Cave of dark red color.

December-January (the whole all year!)

Tour Sights:

- Singing Sand Dunes,

- Cretaceous Ak Tau mountains,

- KutuTau volcanic mountains

- Willow 700 age


In the warm season, Ak Tau Mountains is an ideal camping site, we will cook on a stake, watch animals and birds, go hiking and take lots of photos. It is also possible to visit the Altyn-Emel National Park with comfortable accommodation conditions.
We can organize comfortable rooms in a hotel in the local Bashi "Village, where you can have lunch and stay overnight.

Tour program:

Day 1

07:00 departure from Almaty to Altyn Emel.

11 00 Arrival to the Basshi  village.

Registration of tourists in the central office of the park

Excursion to the Singing Barkhan.

Singing barkhan, reaching a height of 120 meters and a length of about 3 km, is a few kilometers from the Ili River between the Big and Small Kalkan mountains. This sandy mountain consists of the smallest pure sand, which, with the gusts of wind, begins to "sing", and its sound resembles the sounds of an organ. Before the beginning of sandstorms the barkhan produces a sound similar to a drumbeat. From the top of the barkhan a grand panorama of the surrounding countryside opens. In the south, there is a thin strip of the Ili River, the purple mountains of Sogety and Boguty, beyond which the ridges of Ketmen look out over the white peaks. At their foot stretches a foothill valley, riddled with thin strips of dry channels of rainwater. If the weather is dry and windy, then the barkhan will "sing" to you his song, which is spread over several kilometers ...

Return to the hotel or Accommodation in tents


Day 2

8:00 Breakfast

Excursion to the mountains of AkTau and Katu Tau.

The Aktau Mountains (White Mountains) are a world famous paleontological deposit located in the natural park of Altyn-Emel. In the layers of Paleogene lacustrine sediments, well-preserved remains of ancient animals are found whose age is estimated at 25-30 million years. Among the finds are the remains of giant rhinoceroses, crocodiles and turtles. The mountains of Aktau represent an enchanting spectacle of the variety of shapes and shades. In the mountains of Katutau (Harsh mountains), there are several extinct volcanoes, where the most original forms of volcanic formations (frozen lava) have been preserved. There are also diverse outcrops and coloring (yellow, red, violet, etc.) rock outcrops and variegated clays that give a unique look to the landscape of the mountains. The mountains of KatuTau are the most waterless, steep and gloomy, characterized by steep slopes and numerous gorges. There is the largest number of argali and mountain goats.

15:00 Departure to Almaty

20:00 Arrival in Almaty

The tour program is very flexible, because, first of all, this is an individual tour and Our Team is pleased to offer the best scenario of the tour, taking into account all your wishes.

We can change the program depending on the weather

Looking forward to meeting you on this amazing tour!

With pleasure will answer all your questions :)

Price Economy Package:

Total Price: 430$ (1-5 person)


Jeep + experienced English-speaking guide + driver

Tour cost The full Package:

The cost depends on the number of person
1 person

2 person in group 247.5$/per person   for All group 495$  
3 person in group
181.6$/per person   for All group 545$  

4 person in group 148.7$/per person   for All group 595$  

5 person in group  129$   /per person   for All group 645$  


Jeep + experienced English-speaking guide + driver + meals+ entrance tickets to parks.

not included:

A) Hotel

B) Guest house
additional payment

Ak Tau mountains

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