In this unique tour you will visit one of the highest mountain grazing of the Almaty Region!
Assy Plateau, known since ancient times as a summer pasture, originates from the Kishi-Turgen river. The plateau is located within the altitudes of 2200-3200 meters. Here, there are signs of a person more than 5000 years old, both nomadic and sedentary.
The Assy Plateau goes east along the Assy River. Along the river you can see ancient burial mounds and cave paintings, which are one of the most high-density petroglyphs on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On this tour, you will visit the real Yurt (Housing of the Nomads) and see the lifestyle of the nomadic people!
Here you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the local nomadic life. Try the national food, and you will learn about the traditions of the Kazakh people.
At the top of the high Plateau, the astrophysical observatory Assy-Turgen was erected, where one of the world's largest telescopes is installed.
The Observatory of Assy-Turgen was built by the Astrophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh USSR. Construction of the observatory began in 1975. As early as 1981, constant observations were started on the meter Zeiss. In 2009, the observatory received the modern name "Assy". To date, Assy is the only observatory in the Republic of Kazakhstan with an ideal astroclimate.
- Hiking to the waterfall
- Photographing and watching animals
- Horseback riding
- Recognition of national traditions
- Crossing the off-road on Jeep
Location of the tour:
Turgen gorge, "Bear" waterfall, Botan settlement, "Golden Man" museum, Barrows, Petroglyphs, Visiting the territory of the Observatory.
The real Yurt (Accommodation nomads), Plato Assy.
Morning departure from the city of Almaty. (depends on the conditions of the tourist.) On our way there will be many local bazaars, villages and beautiful landscapes. time from 1.5 hours to 2.
10:00 Arrival in Turgen Mountains
We'll put off the Jeep in the parking lot, we'll go hiking to the Falls.
A distance of 1.5 km or 1 mile
The journey time is 25 minutes.
This is a small waterfall 30 m.
Nature is very beautiful around it!
12:00 Continue on the Assia Plateau (pasture),
13:00 Stop by Yurt, lunch in Yurt.
In try the national simple food.
We will have time for lunch 1 hour.
At the request of the tourist you can ride a horse!
14:00 Drive across the Serpentine to the Observatory, h 2750m.
Before us opens breathtaking view.
Within walking distance. You will see the construction of the Soviet era. This building is for a huge telescope in the middle of the mountains!
A delightful sight.
15:00 Departure to the ancient Petroglyphs.
16:00 Arrival at Petroglyphs, you will be able to touch the history of ancient drawings which are more than 5000 years old.
17:00 Departure to the city.
20:30 Arrival at the Hotel \ Hostol \ Apartments.
The cost of the tour is 250 dollars.
The cost includes: Jeep + fuel + driver-guide. + Lunch on the nature in the mountains+entrance fees
The cost of the tour can vary,
depends on the number of tourists on the tour
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.