Ustyurt Plateau - Journey across Western Kazakhstan

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Private tour in the southwestern part of Kazakhstan, on the shores of the world's only inland sea - the Caspian. This is the land of ancient civilization, an open-air museum, which houses 11 thousand historical monuments under the protection of the state. Archaeological finds show that this region about 1 billion years ago was the bottom of the Tethys Ocean. Traveling through Mangistau, you can find ancient shells of the legendary ocean, and the landscapes here are so unique that sometimes you start to wonder what planet we are on.

Private Tour

6-Day Trip to Ustyurt Plateau - Western Kazakhstan

(Duration of Tour, 6 Days)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The landscapes of the Ustyurt plateau amaze with their fantastic views. As if you find yourself on a distant, abandoned planet, where around mirages, inexplicable finds and terrain, full of secrets and mysteries. However, this place actually remains one of the most unexplored by people.

Boszhira is a creation of natural elements of the Ustyurt Plateau. Nowadays, the plateau abruptly ends with a cascade of clay-limestone steps.

Boszhira is located in the western part of the Ustyurt Plateau, on the Mangyshlak Peninsula in the Mangistau region. Nature has given full freedom to its imagination here. You can see a unique landscape of unearthly white chalk colors.

The tract covers a huge area. In order to explore it, you will need more than one week. This place is little known and difficult to access for tourists.


Welcome to JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN LAND

SEASON:

APRI-NOVEMBER

START POINT:  AKTAU City -Southwest Kazakhstan 

Best Period:

April-May, September-November

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • STUNNING EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL

  • EXPLORING ANCIENT UNDERGROUND SUFI MOSQUES

  • Exploring Ustyurt Plateau

  • ADVENTURE JEEP TOUR

  • HISTORICAL RESEARCH TOUR

  • OVERNIGHT IN A TENTS

  • STAR SURVEILLANCE

  • PHOTOSAFARI TOUR

TOUR DURATION:   6 Days / 5 Nights

TOUR COMPLEXITY:   Light / medium


MILEAGE:  1245km

DETAILED TRAVEL PROGRAM HERE

ROUTE:​  Torysh Valley - Sherkala mountain -Kok Kala- Sor Tuzbair-Beket-ATA-Ustyurt Plateau- Bokty mountain- "Tuyesu" Sands-Karagie Bassin

​Schedule of Day

DAY 1
Road mileage per Day : 280 km 

DAY ROUTE: AKTAU CITY-TAMSHALY CANYON-ZHIGULDAN BREAK

-Kuzdakary LAKE-UNDERGROUND MOSQUE SULTAN-EPE-KAPAMSAY CANYON

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Kapamsay gorge.

Natural landmark Kapamsay – is one of the most amazing places in Kazakhstan. Long time ago there was a long, narrow and deep enough river at the bottom of the canyon which in due course has over dried. Here, at great depths, among the centuries-old siliceous rocks there is a complex of trees, which even in a strong heat gives a shade and coolness. 
On this day we will see - the lake in which the relict lives
turtle, take a walk along the “Failed Earth” and visit one of the underground mosques.
Lunch on the road.
Dinner and overnight in tents in the Kapamsay Canyon

DAY 2

Road mileage per Day :248km

DAY ROUTE: VALLEY OF TORISH-MOUNTAIN SHERKALA-KOK-KALA CANYON

07:00 Breakfast

Hiking / PhotographingBreakfast.
This day we will visit three amazing places:
- Field of Stone Balls Torysh. The Valley of Balls Torish is one of the most interesting sights of Mangistau. For over 250 years, scientists have been racking their brains over the question of the origin of these stone balls. So far, they have not come to a consensus.
- The Mount Sherkala, where in the Middle Ages a fortress was built, guarding the caravan trails of the Great Silk Road. Translated from Turkic "Sherkala" means "Mountain Lion or Lion Fortress."
- the multi-colored canyon of Kokala.
Lunch on the road.
In the evening, we will arrive at a real oasis among the deserts and steppes of Mangystau - the ethno-aul of Kogez. Here you can taste national cuisine and take advantage of the shower, bar and internet services. Accommodation in national Kazakh Yurts.
Dinner and overnight in ethno-aul (4-bed accommodation).
Today you can take a shower, use the services of a bar and the Internet.

DAY 3

Road mileage per Day : 228 km 

DAY ROUTE: Castles Airkty Shomanay Gorge-SOR Tuzbair
07:00 Breakfast.
Today we will visit the Valley of Castles Ayrakty and Shomanay Gorge,
enjoy the white tract Tuzbair.

Mountains of Airkty Shomanay - Magic Castle
with spires, towers, colonnades and fort walls.
Main Sights of the velley are magic grots, fanciful cavres, palaces
with colonnades, temples with cupolas, gothic spires and
fanciful canopies.
This is a magnificent creation of natural elements. In this place a Plateau
The Ustyurt Plateau is abruptly terminated by a cascade of limestone steps,

Lunch on the road.
Dinner and night in tents in the tract Tuzbair.

DAY 4

Road mileage per Day : 280 km 

DAY ROUTE: Tuzbair-Underground mosque
Bekket Ata-Ustyurt Plateau

Ustyurt Plateau is a creation of natural elements of the Ustyurt Plateau. Nowadays, the plateau abruptly ends with a cascade of clay-limestone steps.
07:00 Tuzbair tract –Breakfast.
This dizzying day will give us an introduction to
natural boundary Ustyurt Plateau. We will visit stunning panoramas of the valley, our professional guide will tell you the legends about this amazing place!

On the way to the tract we will visit the most the famous and large mosque Becket Ata. For two centuries, pilgrims flock to the Becket Ata mosque to bow to his grave and ask for mercy. Knowledgeable people say that he does not leave in trouble those who sincerely turn to him for help
Lunch on the road.
Dinner and night in tents Ustyurt Plateau

DAY 5

Road mileage per Day : 110 km 

DAY ROUTE: Ustyurt Plateau
07:00 Breakfast.
We will call this day trekking! We will walk around Ustyurt Plateau
and explore many interesting corners. 
Attractions of the wonderful nature of Mangistau. This is a remnant mountain range on the outskirts of the western chink of Ustyurt.
It is located at the bottom of the greatest canyon, which is many times
enhances the impression of her contemplation.
Dinner and night in tents in the Ustyurt Plateau

DAY 6

Road mileage per Day : : 285-300км

DAY ROUTE: Ustyurt Plateau
07:00 Breakfast.Departure Ustyurt plateau
Bokty mountain (depicted on a bank note 1000 tenge) 
Sands of Seneca  - photography
Zhana-Uzen - photography
• Lunch
Caspian Sea, sand spit. Stop, taking pictures, swimming.
The Karagie Basin, is unique in nature: the depth of the depression reaches 134 meters below sea level (!).
• Return to the hotel in Aktau

 

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