Altyn-Emel National Park, which is located in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, is a unique and amazing place, one of the bright pearls of Semirichye.
Many have heard about the Singing Dune which located on the territory of the National Park, but not everybody knows that in those parts it is possible and necessary to see the picturesque and unusual mountains of Aktau and Volcanic Katutau.
First day: leave the Almaty city at 8 am.
Way to the Bashy village takes near of 4 hours. Have lunch in guesthouse in Bashy village. Then arrive near of 1.5 hour to visit the Aktau mountains and Katytau. Overnight in guesthouse in Altyn Emel.
Second day: can start at 7 am and visit the Singing Dune, walking to the top of the dunes. Then way to the Charyn canyon near of 2 hours. Walking through the canyon near of 2 hours. It takes 2 km in one direction. Lunch near of the river (picnic).
Back to the city at 9pm.
You should be ready it can be really hot there during the summer days. I suggest to have long sleeve clothes, hats and suncream.
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.