National Park Sayram-Ugam, Hiking To The Lake, Shymkent City

National Park Sayram-Ugam, Hiking To The Lake. Shymkent City, 1 Day

Dear guest, 

Welcome to wild nature in the mountains of South Kazakhstan!

I would like to present my private tour, where I’ll be your individual English speaking guide and driver with my own car. During the tour I am responsible for your personal safety. Please, see the program. 


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.


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. 

15 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.  

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

21 p.m. – Transfer to Shymkent city.

Price includes guide services, car with driver, fuel. 

Price does not include accommodation, food and entrance fees. 

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

Horseback riding is possible. 

Upon request I can help to book accommodation  and transportation tickets. I can adjust the program of the tour or you can propose your own program. 

The price for one person is US$ 120. For a group of two people the price is US$ 80 per person. For a group of three people the price is US$ 65 per person.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Included services:
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