A breathtaking SUV Tour of the Assy Plateau.
Exploring Nomadic way of life.

SUVTour to Assy Plateau - introduction  to Nomads

(Duration of tour 2 days)

Introduction:

In the National Park Ile-Alatau there is a beautiful corner of nature - the Turgen gorge. The distance is 90 km. from Almaty. In the gorge goes into the depths of 44 km. up to a huge Plateau of Assy (2750 m.).
High in the mountains of the Trans-Ili Alatau, the Turgen River originates. It carries its stormy waters between the majestic mountains of the Turgen gorge, and along its channel green Tien-Shan spruce trees, barberries, wild rose, wild raspberries and currants. Clean air and picturesque landscape made the Turgen gorge one of the most beautiful places of the Almaty region.

In ancient times, there were caravans from Europe to the east - to China and India. Turgen gorge is famous for waterfalls and relic Chin-Turgen moss spruce trees, growing on permafrost. coniferous and mixed forests, alpine and subalpine meadows, lakes and springs, medicinal plants and berries.
The plateau of Assy, known since ancient times as a summer pasture, originates from the Kishi-Turgen river. The plateau is located within the heights of 2800-3200 meters. Here, there are signs of a person more than 5000 years old, both nomadic and sedentary.

Tour Locations:

Turgen Gorge

Museum of the "Golden Man"
Assy Plateau  (Altitude 2750m)
Red Mountains (Campsite spot)
Ancient drawings on stones.

Observatory at altitude 2750m

Total mileage:

300 km/ Off-road 80 km

Season: May-September

Highlights:

You will enjoy a 2-day trip to Ile-Alatau National Nature Park, surrounded by a professional and experienced guide.
In this round, you will have the opportunity to ride horses, go camping, live in a tent, cook food at the stake, sing your favorite songs on the guitar. The most unique! Extremely beautiful Starry sky!

Day 1

7:00 Guide pick you up from the Hotel |Apartments| Hostel.
On the way we will stop at a supermarket to buy some Food.

The itinerary will be Fascinating, you will go through many local villages, and
You can see what kind of lifestyle local people lead.
By the time the road takes 1.5 hours (80 km), the speed regime is 60-80-100 km / h
10:00 Arrival at the
Museum of the Golden Man, Excursion
11:00 Departure to the
Turgen gorge.
12:00 Short setting for a coffee break in the cool shadow of Tian Shan Fir.
14:00 Arrival at the Observatory. Beautiful view of the panorama of the mountains. Lunch.

15:00 Stop at Nomads.
The guide will  introduce  you with the nomadic life, you can ride a horse, drink Milk (Horse Milk), Eat the National dish of horse meat.
16:00 Transfer to the Red Mountains
17:00 Arrival time and organization of the camp.
18:00 Cooking food at campfire in the camp.

Day 2

6:30 Breakfast
7:30 Departure to
the Ancient Figures on the Stones.
9:00 Arrival time
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Departure to Turgen Gorge
13:00 Arrival time.
Hike to the
"Bear" waterfall
15:00 Welcome back, Lunch
16:00 Departure to Almaty city.
18:00 Arrival to the Almaty City.
19:00 Arrival at the Hotel

Price Economy Package:

Total Price: 420$

Included:

Jeep + Fuel+experienced English-speaking guide 

Total cost of full package:

The cost depends on the number of people
1-2 people for all group
480$
3-4 people for all group 550$
5-6 persons for the group 650$

Included:

Jeep + fuel + experienced English-speaking guide + driver + accommodation in hotel or tent (all equipment included), food + entrance tickets to parks.

the Observatory in Assy Plateau,

altitude is 2750m.

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