The state national natural park "Altyn-Emel" was created by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 460 of April 10, 1996 on the basis of the Kapchagai state hunting enterprise. It is located in the territory of Kerbulak and Panfilov districts of Almaty region. the central estate is located in the village of Basshi, 250 km from Almaty. The total area of the park is ha. Altyn-Emel extends more than 30 km from south to north and more than 200 km from east to west.
The name Altyn-Emel has Mongolian roots and in translation it sounds like a "golden saddle". according to the existing legend, in the summer of 1219 Genghis Khan's troops moved through this valley to conquer Central Asia. Seeing at sunset mountains, covered with yellowed grass, the great commander exclaimed: "A golden saddle!"if you look closely, the Altyn-Emel pass really looks very much like a saddle. On the territory of the national park are various types of landscape - from sections of sand deserts to desert mountains.
Singing barkhan is a sand dune about 100 meters high and 3 km long. The barkhan is called "singing" because of the deep, vibrating hum that emanates from time to time, remotely resembling the sound of a flying airplane or the sound of an organ. Songs of singing barchnan can be heard even for a few kilometers. the sound is born when the smallest sand grains rub against each other: the whiff of the wind gives an easily perceptible squeak, and strong gusts - a more intense and expressive sound. But even in windless weather you can listen to the melodies of the barkhan. steps on the surface of the barkhana will cause friction of the sand particles, which will create an unusual soun
1 day departure from Almaty 8:30 to the village of Basshi. The journey takes 3-4 hours. Check in at the hotel.
Dinner. After lunch, exit Aktau mountain. The journey takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Walking 2-3 hours. Return to the hotel for dinner.
2 day. Breakfast. After breakfast check out Singing Dunes. The journey takes 1 hour. A walk of 2-3 hours. return to the hotel for lunch.
After lunch, drive to Charyn Canyon. the journey takes 3 hours.
walk 2-3 hours. Returns to Almaty.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.