DETAILED TOUR PROGRAM
THE JOURNEY OF NOMAD TRAILS - SUV TOUR
The 13-Day tour, across TWO Countries: KAZAKHSTAN AND KYRGYZSTAN, Explore 20 amazing attractions in ONE Tour!
Almaty - Altyn Emel National Park -Aktau colorful mountains and Katutau volcanic
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.
07.00 – 11.00 Drive Almaty – Bas’shi village.
12.00 – 13.00 National Park arrangements, lunch in Bas’shi
13.00 – 14.30 Departure 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 the HOTEL (cozy, comfortable rooms + toilet + shower in the room) (Discussed before trip)