We represent the most popular tourist route in Almaty region. The combination of simple tracking, visiting of many natural places makes the route unforgettable and completely reveals the wild nature of Almaty region!
According the program of a four-day trip, tourists visit the main attractions of Altyn-Emel National Park: the Saki barrows of BesShatyr, Singing Dune and Aktau mountains. Further the route follows to several canyons of Sharyn. Our tour is the most intensive trip to canyons. You may compare itineraries of local guides, 99% of tourists visits only the Valley of the Castles.
We will visit three locations inside canyons:
1. the Valley of the Castles,
2. Lunar canyons’s viewpoint,
3. panoramic view of the Valley of the castles.
A brilliant in the route’s crown is a visit to the mountain lakes Saty and Mynzhylky (Kolsay Lakes), Kaindy Lake.
Also you will go on a tour by jeep and you get pleasure and incredible sensations from travelling by jeep.
Duration of the route is 4 days. We will visit three national parks of Kazakhstan – Altyn-Emel, Sharyn, Kolsay.
07:00. Departure to Altyn-Emel National Park (255 km). Accommodation in the guest house, lunch.
13:30. Way to Aktau (White) mountains (70 km).
15:00. Trekking inside Aktau mountains (7 km).
18:30. Returning to the guest house (70 km).
19:30. Visiting of 700 years willow tree.
20:15. Dinner and overnight in the guest house.
07:30. Breakfast in the guest house.
08:00. Departure to the Singing Dune, visiting of aviary with Przhevalskiy horses. Visiting of Oshaktas stele and Singing Dune.
12:00. Way back to the guest house, lunch.
13:30. Departure to Sharyn canyons (240 km). We will visit 3 stunning locations inside canyons.
16:00. Visiting of the Valley of the Castles (Red Canyon or Qyzylsay), trekking inside canyon (1,5 km).
18:00. Visiting of Lunar (Moon) canyon panoramic site (25 km). 18:30 Departure to Kolsay lakes area.(120 km). Dinner and overnight in the guest house (Saty village). Evening bonfire, guest house sauna visiting are included in price.
Day 3. Kolsai Lakes
08:00. Breakfast at the guest house. Departure to Saty lake (1st Kolsay).
Trekking to Mynzhylky lake (8 kilometers, 3 hours of trekking).
13:00. Arrival to Mynzhylky lake ( 2nd Kolsay). Lunch (lunch boxes).
14:00. Return to Saty lake (8 kilometers, 3 hours of trekking).
17:00. Departure to Saty village. Dinner. Rest.
Day 4. Kaindy Lake
08:00. Breakfast at the guest house. Loading of the luggage. Departure to Kaindy lake.
13:00. Lunch at the guest house. Departure to Almaty.
18:00. Arrival to Almaty.
Route difficulty is standard, suitable for people with average physical training.
Precautions: 1-2 liters of drinking water, a mandatory sun hat, sunglasses, anti-bug repellents.
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.