River “Ili”, sightseeing tour, lower reaches, winter period

As early as the beginning of the 20th century, this river was a busy road from western China. Today, it is popular among adventure tourism enthusiasts, especially among the whitewater rafting ones down the Ili.

River “Charyn” famous for its canyon joins the Ili from the South. There is the famous sandy mountain “Singing Barkhan” on Ili’s banks not far from the Charyn fall. There is the best known among climbers the Tamgaly-Tas (Written Cliffs) below the Kapshagai Dam (downstream). The National Natural Park Altyn-Emel is situated on the right bank of Ili above the Kapshagai Reservoir.

Because of the low level of the valley  the middle water of Ili  was difficult to use for irrigation, so form 1965 to 1970  the dam of Kapchagai HPP was being built, which formed the Kapchagai Reservoir (70 km from Alma-Ata), near the town of Ilysk on the Alma-Ata-Taldykorgan highway. And the town “Ilysk “was renamed Kapchagai. In 2004 the movie "The Nomad" was filmed below the Kapshagai Reservoir.

We invite you to take a part in a trip to the river “Ili” in winter. You will be surprised by the beauty of the river landscape nature, go down to the river canyon; you can admire the thickness of the ice.

On the program: travel along the river, visiting parts of steep cliffs, picnic, sledding, visiting scenery for the movie "Nomad".

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: 1. Warm clothing, shoes; 2. Means of personal hygiene, medicines, and personal dishes.
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.