Tour to East Kazakhstan
Day1. Flight from Almaty to Oskemen and drive to Kiyn Kirish red cliff (320kms, 4-5hrs)
Arrival Oskemen and meet by our team(driver and cook). Now we need to get border and nat.park permits.
After lunch, start to drive towards Bukhtarma waterbassein. After crossing this water bassein by big boat, continue our driving few hours and reach Kiyn Kirish red cliff, we you can see the beautifull rock formation. Overnight in tent.
Day2. To Markakol lake(200kms,4-5hrs)
Today we continue our driving to east, and come closer to the Kazakhstan-Chinese border. From Mramorny pass we can see panorama taking breath away to green landscape of Kazakhstan. After pass road goes to the mountains of Sonaly and Azutau ridge. Along the road we see high larches, cedars and broad-leaved trees of Altai taiga. Overnight in tents on the shore of Markakol lake. (B,L,D).
Day3. To Yazevoe Lake (140 km, 5-6hrs)
It is one of the most fascinating part of our way along Kazakhstan Altai. Further we start ascent to Alataisky pass. We see beautiful alternate panoramas of wide rivers valleys, extensive mountain plateaus, mountain tops, overgrown with cedars and larches. We have a lunch near river "Karakoba".
Further the road is better and we soon ascend to the next pass, Burkhat pass situated at Tarbagatai ridge. From pass is possible to see massive of Belukha mountain , when weather is fine.
We cross the bridge over Belaya Berel river and after that - Yazevoye village . Our further way lies along picturesque river to Yazovaya river valley. The name of lake, village and river has happened from the name a fish - Yaz. This fish lives in the lake. Beauty and magnificence of taiga lake amazes. Walking to waterfall on Yazevoya river. Back to camp. Overnight in tents. (B,L,D).
Day4. Rest Day (5-6hrs to walk)
Full day rest on the Lake Jazevoe. The lake Jazevoe is located in a mountain valley. It is possible to fish with success on a fishing tackle. Walk in vicinities of lake and to a falls on the river Jazevaja. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D).
Day5. Drive to Rakhmanovskoye Lake (45 km).
After descend from Yazevoe lake, we visit place for maral horns cutting off. And, if we are in luck, we see process of horns cutting off, drying and further processing of horns.
On the way see panorama of Belukha peak. Arrival on the Rakhmanovskoe Lake. Walking around lake. It is possible to see the peak of Belukha mountain, when the weather is fine. Overnight in tents. (B,L,D).
Day6 To Katon-Karagia village (160km, 3-4hrs)
We drive 3-4 hrs and reach Katon-Karagai village (160 km). On the way visit Berel archaeological digs. These digs are interesting thanks to the fact that partly extant mummy of sak's tsar at complete uniform was found here in 1996. Burial place of IV BC. Also on the way visit exotic bazaar at Katon-Karagai village.
For overnight we will stop near nomadic Kazakh family and feel their grade hospitality. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D).
Day7. Drive to Oskemen, (350kms,6-7hrs)
Today we start our driving to Oskemen by paved northern road. After few hours drive by small hills with some forest area(180kms), we reach the water basin-Buhtarma, where Russian big old boat will take us with our cars to bring other side of water basin.It is grade opportunity to enjoy with beautyfull views. The water basin formed by Bukhtarma dam for hydroelectric power station on river Irtysh. It’s filling has begun in 1960 and in 1966 carries out long-term regulation of a drain. The area - 5500 sq.km, the greatest width is 35 kms and average depth is 9,6 m. After 30 min traveling with big boat,we drive few more hours and reach Oskemen. Overnight in local hotel. (B,L,D)
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