2 Days Tour to Altyn Emel National Park
(Duration of tour 2 Days)
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.
Even today The Altyn Emel National Park is very rich with rare species of animals. such as teks (mountains goats), wild boars, roedeers - in the desert mountains, and in the lowland a traveler can watch desert antelopes.
The main attraction is Ak Tau Mountains - Translated from the Kazakh "White Mountains"
Ak Tau (White Mountains) mountains are the most the ancients and Unique in their Beautiful Landscapes in the National Park.
Ak Tau - Mountains - The bottom of the ancient sea that filled that area many millions of years ago.
Ak Tau (White Mountains) - Mountains is a world-famous paleontological deposit located in the Altyn-Emel Natural Park. In the layers of Paleogene lake deposits, well-preserved remains of ancient animals, whose age is estimated at 25-30 million years, are found. Among the finds are the remains of giant rhinos, crocodiles and turtles. Ak Tau Mountains are a fascinating sight of various shapes and shades.
The mountains of Katu Tau Translated from the Kazakh "The Strong 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.
Rocky outcrops and colorful clay, which give a unique view of the landscape of the mountains. Katutau Mountains are the most waterless, steep and gloomy, characterized by steep slopes and numerous Canyons.
Between the Big and Small Kalkan mountain chains there is a striking Natural Formation - a mountain of Sand called The Singing Dune.
The Singing Dune has 100 meters in height and long 3 km.
When the weather is hot, dry and windy, the Dune begins to Sound like a flying aircraft.
- Singing Sand Dunes,
- Cretaceous Ak Tau mountains,
- Katy Tau 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.
In this fascinating and unique tour you can really enjoy the vastness and diversity of nature.
Take a break from city life and civilization
07:00 AM departure from Almaty to Altyn Emel National Park.
11 00 AM Arrival to the "Basshi" village.
Registration of tourists in the central office of the park
Moving to the volcanic mountains of Katu Tau.Country road is not the best quality, takes 1 hour 30 minutes.
On our way we will make short stops, watch the animals, take pictures.
Arrival in the mountains of Katu Tau. Excursion, a small snack (Coffee Break).
Moving to the mountains of Ak Tau,
the landscape will change and in an hour we will arrive at the site for camping.
Leave our jeep and go hiking.
The hike can take 2-4 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the physical fitness of the tourist.
Of course we can explore these wonderful mountains.
In the evening we will set up a camp and make a bonfire for cooking.
Will have a time to sit around the bonfire and discuss plans for the next day, share your impressions of the day spent.
6:30 AM Breakfast
We will pack all the equipment for the camp and go to the hot spring.
The journey time is 1 hour 30 minutes.
At the source we can swim and take a Natural Shower after a hot desert.
Moving to the Singing Dunes.
On our way we will observe wild animals.
Arrival and hike to the top of Barkhan.
From the top you can see a stunning view of the Ili River Valley (One of the largest and longest rivers in our Region.)
Lunch with a beautiful view.
Departure to Almaty city.
The road will take 5 hours.
19:30 arrival in the Сity
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
We are looking forward to meeting you on this amazing tour!
With pleasure our Team will answer all your questions :)
Price Economy Package:
Total Price: 420$
Jeep + experienced English-speaking guide + driver
The cost depends on the number of person
1 person 465$
2 person in group 250$/per person for All group 495$
3 person in group 183$/per person for All group 535$
4 person in group 150$/per person for All group 565$
5 person in group 130$/per person for All group 595$
Jeep + experienced English-speaking guide + driver + meals+ All camping equipment+ entrance tickets to parks