1 Day Astana.
Arrival to Astana. Accommodation in KAZZHOL HOTEL ASTANA
Sightseeing tour of Astana
Astana is the modern capital of Kazakhstan, which construction is going on at supersonic speeds. In the past, a small town, known for its “cold” winters, today turned into a 21st century megalopolis, where are mirrored skyscrapers, high-level hotels, wide avenues and beautiful embankments. Over the past few years, some of the modern innovative buildings in Asia have appeared here, as leading architects are still fighting for the chance to leave their mark in the history of this city. Today Astana is not only the political capital of Kazakhstan; it is also the center of the cultural life of the country. The best artists, writers, cinematographers and musicians are concentrated in the capital of Kazakhstan, and the abundance of beautiful museums, parks, galleries and concert halls will give you the opportunity to spend your time unforgettably.
2 Day. Astana
Transfer to Akmol village (10 km from Astana), visit to the ALZHIR memorial.
In this camp, women were serving their time with a note in the personal file of - “a member of the family of a traitor to the Motherland”. Not having committed a crime, they had to serve time in special camps just because they were mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of those accused of treason. In criminal law there was article 58, which included 14 points, and above all responsibility for relatives and friends was introduced (07/20/1934), according to this point, 8,000 women found themselves in the 17th division of Karlag
Guided tour. Return to Astana. In the evening, visit the Astana Opera or free time.
3 Day. Kurchatov
Airport morning transfer. Flight Astana-Semipalatinsk (flight at 10:20 operated by SCAT air company ). Meeting with the guide, transfer to the Kurchatov town (140 km 2 hours approx.). Town tour + its abandoned part, the landfill museum, Beria's house. A trip to the "experimental field" area. Return to Kurchatov. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel “Mayak”.
4 Day. Kurchatov-Ust-Kamenogorsk
A trip to the atomic lake, which appeared, as a result, of the first Soviet thermonuclear explosion in 1965 at the “Balapan” area. Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk (400 km 5 hours approx.). Accommodation at the hotel DeLuxe Ust-Kamenogorsk.
5 Day. Ust-Kamenogorsk – West Altai State Reserve
City tour. Moving to the West Altai State Reserve. Accommodation at the hotel “Altai”
2-day trekking in the reserve with an overnight stay in tents. During trekking, you can enjoy the magnificent nature of Eastern Kazakhstan, visit several natural areas for a few days and observe the diverse fauna of the reserve (127 bird species live on the territory, such as the golden eagle, peregrine falcon, black stork and 52 mammals: bobcat, wolverine, brown bear, maral, etc.
Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk, flight to Astana. Depending on the flight connection: overnight in Astana, or returning home.
The cost of the program per person, on the condition of 2 people in a group - $ 1360
The cost of the program per person on the condition of 10 people in a group - $ 895
Included in cost:
All transfers and travel between cities, domestic flights, accommodation in hotels of Astana, Kurchatov, Ust-Kamenogorsk and the West Altai nature reserve on the basis of breakfasts, English-speaking guides during excursions, trekking in the reserve accompanied by a guide, renting transport in the reserve, renting tents and sleeping bags, daily 3 meals on the trekking route, permits to visit the site and the reserve.
Additional charges: international flight, visa support (if necessary), tips to guides and guides, tickets to the Astana Opera (optional), overnight at a hotel in Astana (depending on the flight connections) at the end of the route.
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.