Ethno-tour in the vast expanses of Zhailau in the valley of the river Shalkodezu.
TOUR COST, ALL INCLUSIVE - $ 330 per person, with a minimum group - 5 people.
Accommodation in a yurt and a tent
Horse rental - 2 days
Horse Breeder Services
Departure from Almaty with a stop on the Charyn canyon (220 km from Almaty).
After the excursion transfer to Zhailau (150 km, 3 hours)
Arrival to Zhailau. Accommodation in a yurt, lunch. Free time for a walk. For those who wish, a master class on cooking traditional Kazakh dishes (baursaki, beshbarmak, kuyrdak) can be organized. Men in the meantime can make a company to local shepherds (ride a horse, gather sheep and horses, drive them into a pen)
Overnight in the yurt.
Departure on horseback for a walk around the neighborhood. Horse tour on the Ketmensky ridge.
Lunch and halt by the river. Overnight in tents at an altitude of 3000-3300 meters above sea level.
Breakfast. Collection of things and equipment. The continuation of the horse tour.
Arrival at the Shalkode valley. Rest, lunch.
Departure in Almaty.
The Shalkodezu Valley is the center of the transhumance, or as the Kazakhs say, this is Zhaylau. In the summer on Zhailau such beauty, tall grass and fresh air. From their ancestors - nomadic tribes and peoples inhabiting the expanses of Eurasia - the Kazakhs inherited a yurt. This portable dwelling in its structure most corresponds to the nomadic way of life, and in its decoration it has no equal. After the long, harsh days of winter, in the summer at Zhailau you can see the shells of the shepherds. Here they bring cattle. Goats and sheep graze here and there. A variety of relief forms make this place the best place to relax.
Zhailau - rest for body and soul. Each guest here is a pleasant event, so they are met here so sincerely and cordially, as city dwellers are rarely capable of.
Zhailau is also a good holiday destination for children, who through life in nature will be able to understand the nomadic life of the Kazakhs, traditions and crafts.
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.