DETAILED PROGRAM

OF 13 DAYS TOUR FROM KAZAKHSTAN

The 13 Day tour, across

 TWO Countries: KAZAKHSTAN AND KYRGYZSTAN,

Explore 33 amazing attractions in ONE Tour!

DAY 1

DAY ROUTE:

Almaty - Altyn Emel National Park -Aktau colorful mountains and Katutau volcanic

Driving distance: 
ALMATY –ALTYN EMEL 260 km = 4 hours, SINGING SAND DUNE 48 km = 1 hour
Total driving distance 356 km = 7 hours
Hiking distance 2 km = 1 hour

Elevation Loss/Gain: 350m

Location # 1 ALTYN EMEL 

Altyn Emel covers about 4600 square kilometers between the Ili River and the Ak-Tau mountain range, near Lake Kapchagai, and consists mostly of desert and rocky terrain

Location #2  KATUTAU volcanic mountains

Volcanic rocks became naked in shallow gorges, water and wind have thoroughly worked over them. Fantasy of nature is inexhaustible; time was enough for creating monuments and sculptures.

Location #3  AKTAU mountains

Aktau (means "white mountains") is the chalk mountains of different colors, mostly white. The mountains have picturesque, Martian landscapes. The age of mountains is 60 - 70 million years. The mountains are composed of a lifeless bright-colored stones which are very mysterious creation of nature.

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY:

07.00 – 11.00 Drive Almaty – Bas’shi village.
12.00 – 13.00 National Park arrangements, lunch in Bas’shi
13.00 – 14.30 Drive from Bas’shi to the KatuTau, with a stop Wildlife Photography.
14.30 – 15.30 Excursion around the KatuTau volcanic mountains
15.30 – 16.30 Drive from KatuTau volcanic mountains to Aktau mountains. 
16.30 – 19.30 Hike 
Accommodation in tents at a foot of the hills.
19.30 – 20.30 Dinner
Overnight in tents (tent camping) in Aktau mountains. or Transfer to MINI HOTEL (cozy, comfortable rooms + toilet + shower in the room)  (Discussed before trip)

DAY 2

DAY ROUTE:

AKTAU mountains -Singing Sand Dune- Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Driving distance: 
SINGING SAND DUNE 120 km = 2 hours, HOT SPRING RESORT 265 km = 4 hour
Total driving distance 385 km = 6 hours
Hiking distance 3 km = 1 hour

Elevation Loss/Gain: 520 m

Location # 4 Singing Sand Dune 

"Singing Dune" - a unique miracle of nature. The phenomenon of nature on the right bank of the river Ili is famous for the fact that in dry weather the sands make SOUND ranged from 90 to 150 Hz.

Location #5  HOT SPRING RESORT

Mini Resort is located in the middle of the steppe between the Ketmen Mountains and the valley of the Ili River. The open-air swimming pools and Jacuzzi with warm water with healing properties are located.

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY:

06.30 – 07.30 Breakfast
07.30 – 9.30 Drive Singing Sand Dune, with a stop Wildlife Photography.
9.30 – 10.30 Hike to the Top of Dune
10.30 – 11.30 Moving to Bas’shi village.
11.30 – 12.30 Lunch at Cafe
12.30 – 17.30 Drive to the Hot Springs Resort
Check in hotel
18:00 Dinner
Overnight 

 

DAY 3

DAY ROUTE:

Hot Springs Resort - Charyn National Park -3 Canyons  

Driving distance: 
Charyn Canyon 120 km = 2 hours,

Country road - Bestomak Canyon 25km (1 hr)- Temirlik Canyon -15km (1 hr)- Lunar Canyon (Uzynbulak)+ 28 km 
Total driving distance 188 km = 5 hours
Hiking distance 8 km = 3 hour

Elevation Loss/Gain: 800 m

Location # 6 Tree Canyons 

Exploring Land of Canyons
Three Canyons is situated in the territory of the Charyn National Park which was laid out with the purpose to preserve natural and geological objects.
The Charyn Canyon is situated at the crust fracture and repre­sents a network of picturesque canyons, measuring 300 meters in depth. It features exotic relief, made of various weirdly shaped figures, cut out by the river in the horizontal Miocene carbonate-terrigenous layers that con­tain interesting paleontological rem­nants.

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY:

08.30 – 09.30 Breakfast
09.30 – 12.30 Drive to the Charyn National Park, with a stop Photography of Wildlife.
12.30 – 13.30 Arrival at Canyon Bestomak, Lunch with a beautiful view of the Сanyon
13.30 – 14.30 Hike 
14.30 – 15.30 Temirlik Canyon
15.30 – 16.30 Hike
16.30 – 17.30 Lunar Canyon
18:00 Dinner
Overnight in tents