Mysterious Mountain & Village Tour, Shymkent City, 2 Days
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.
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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.
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.