Two days tour to Altyn Emel National Park (Singing dune, Ak-Tau and Katu-Tau mountains)
I’m offer you 2 days trip to most interesting and mystical places of Almaty region. Unearthly landscape of Aktau white hills and cliff spaced on area of 80m2. And Singing dune is a natural wonder of the world, which is charming visitor s with its size and secret. You will experience completely untouched wild nature. It is a great place for a dialog with Nature.
You will visit the Altyn Emel National Park is one of such wonderful places and the biggest national natural park in Kazakhstan. Singing dune is the state landscape nature monument and favorite tourist's sight. The chalk mountains Aktau, the traces of extinct subtropical plants, petrified bones of ancient animals, giant rhinoceros inhabited the Earth 20-50 millions years ago were found in the clefts. The Katutau Mountains are the most arid, empty and dark, they differ by their steep slopes and numerous gorges. Seven-hundred years old willow. Five persons joining hands can encompass this tree. The wollow's branches have been bowed down with their own w, and resemble thick trunks. Unique stone steles "Oshaktas". According to one version, it was a signal tower where the fire was kindled in case of enemy approach. The spring with crystal clear water. People say that it is saint, has a healing property and can cure many diseases.
Highlights of the tour: Altyn Emel National park (ascent to the peak of singing dune, hiking and walking in Ak-Tau and Katu-Tau mountains, barbecue in open air, relaxation after off-road near 700-year-old willow, lokal life in Bashi village
Route: Almaty, Bashy village, Singing dune, Bashy village, Ak-Tau mountains, Katu-Tau mountain, 700-year-old willow, Almaty.
Road length: 790 km
07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty
11-00 arrival to Basshy village in Altyn Emel National Park (lunch)
12-00 departure from Basshy village
13-30 arrival to Singing Dune in Altyn Emel National Park (hiking to the pick of Singing Dune)
16-30 departure from Singing Dune
16-45 arrival to mineral spring of Chokan Valihanov in Altyn Emel National Park (barbecue)
18-30 departure from mineral spring of Chokan Valihanov
19-30 arrival to Basshy village (Sak’s sauna, dinner)
08-00 departure from Basshy village
09-30 arrival to Ak-Tau mountains in Altyn Emel National Park (walking inside canyon) next coffee break
11-30 departure from Ak-Tau mountains
12-00 arrival to Katu-Tau mountains in Altyn Emel National Park (photo shot)
12-30 departure from Katu-Tau mountains
13-45 arrival to 700-year-old willow in Altyn Emel National Park (barbecue)
15-00 departure from 700-year-old willow
20-00 arrival to Almaty
Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.