Mysterious Mountain & Village Tour, Shymkent City, 2 Days

Mysterious Sacred Mountain Kazygurt Near Shymkent &  Homestay in Kazakh Village, 2 days

Dear guest ,

Welcome to 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.

Duration of the tour: 2 days

Description

Kazygurt Mountain - is the historical and spiritual place for Turkic and Kazakh people. It is also the legendary mountain range of Western Tien Shan. Many Kazakh saints and holy people were buried near this sacred mountain. We can see their mausoleums around the mountain, which are still popular among local people. Millions of people every year are doing some kind of pilgrimage to this sacred mountain. Easy to climb (1768 m) by path. 

Program 

First day

Morning arrival to Kaskasu Kazakh mountain village from Shymkent city. Tour arround the village and surrounding mountains. Homestay & three meals. Overnight in the village. Village is located very close to Sayram - Ugam National Park with its alpine gorges, canyons, lakes and rivers. Light trekking and horseback riding in the national park is possible.

See my tour Homestay in Real Kazakh Family in Mountain Village, Shymkent here in profile.  

Second day

9 a.m. – Departure from Kaskasu mountain village (50 km). Crossing over ger town. Short tour around the center of the town.   

10 a.m. – Kazygurt Mountain is a legendary mountain range of Western Tien Shan. Easy climb (1768 m) by path – spiritual ascent for locals and visitors. Kazygurt - is historical and spiritual place for Turkic and Kazakh people.

12 a.m. – Ancient Turkic legend on Deluge and Prophet. Kazakh version of Noah's Ark. "Ship wreck" place is mysterious place connected to Kazygurt mountain.  

14 p.m. – Rock of Adam and Eve is one more esoteric mountain cleft in Kazygurt. Try it for yourself. Place of pilgrimage for initiated people. 

16 p.m. –  Kazygurt is burial place of holy medieval Sufi at the foot of the mountain. Visiting mausoleum and sacred spring of holy Sufi. 

18. p.m. Return to the city. 

For one person the price is US$ 224 per person for 2 days. For a group of two people the price is US$ 192 per person for 2 days. For a group of three people the price is US$ 166 per person for 2 days.

The price includes

- homestay in the family;

- three meals in the village at first day;

- all transfers to the village and back;

- entrance fees;

- tour to Kazygurt mountain on second day.

 

Number of days: 2
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: Tickets
What to bring: warm clothes
Transport: Limousine
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.