Hiking in Mountains of Sayram-Ugam National Park. Shymkent

Sayram - Ugam National Park, Hiking in The Mountains. 1 Day Tour from Shymkent City.

Services to provide:

- english speaking guide;

- driver with car.

Duration of tour: 12 hours

Description

Sayram-Ugam National park is one of the picturesque places in Southern Kazakhstan. It is situated not far from Shymkent city, about 70 km and is located in Western Tien Shan mountain system. The park is full of wild gorges and canyons, alpine lakes and rivers, mountain peaks and glaciers. Big areas of the park are covered by evergreen forests of juniper, wild apple trees and wild grapes. You can meet there on the wild paths snow leopard, bear, mountain goats and gazelles, a lot of very rare and endangered birds and amphibians.

Program 

Shymkent city – Sayram - Ugam National Park – Shymkent city 

8 a.m. – Departure to the National Park from Shymkent city (70 km). Driving through Sayram town. Visiting medieval mausoleums.   

10 a.m. – Entering Sayram-Ugam National Park. Sayram Su mountain gorge. Western Tien Shan, Talass Alatau mountain range. Sayram Su mountain river. Peak Sayram is the highest in South Kazakhstan (4238 m). Unique Alpine Sayram Upper and Lower Lakes. Light trekking to Sayram Lower Lake.

11 a.m. – Start of the hiking to Sayram Lower Lake. Whole length of the path in the mountain gorge is 8 km. Hiking to the lake by path would take about 3 (three) hours. Walking in the wild nature by path. 

13 p.m. – Lunch on the path in juniper forest. Relaxation, meditation and real rest. The unique juniper forests and wonderful world of flora and fauna. Mountain rivers with crystal glacier water. Fresh mountain air filled with fragrant herbs. 

14 p.m. – Getting on Sayram Lower Lake. Having snack, rest and photo session on Sayram Lake. 

17 p.m. – Getting down and return to the camp in Sayram-Ugam Natural Park. End of hike.  

18. p.m. – Departure of the National Park and coming down to Sayram town.  Having dinner in Sayram town. Try ancient Uzbek cuisine.

20 p.m. – End. Transfer to Shymkent city.

Price includes guide services, car with driver, fuel. 

Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees. 

Homestay near the National park in Kazakh village for 1-5 days is possible. Price for homestay and three meals is about US$ 35 per day. 

Horseback riding is possible. 

The price for one person is US$ 141. For a group of two people the price is US$ 96 per person. For a group of three people the price is US$ 83 per person.

 

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
Not included: Food, accommodation, entrance tickets
What to bring: warm clothes, raincoat
Transport: Limousine
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