OFF-ROAD TOUR: ASY PLATEAU (2 DAYS)

An excellent opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes on the high mountainous plateau, where shepherds overtake cattle on the summer season.
Route: Almaty Region (Kazakhstan) 
Season: June-September
 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY  
 
Day 1. Almaty - Asy Plateau - Bartogai Reservoir
 
Departure from Almaty at 08:00am. Arrival to Turgen Gorge. Sightseeing tour to the Bear Waterfall. 
Turgen Gorge located in the Ile-Alatau Natural Park, 90 km from Almaty and is famous for its coniferous and mixed forests, relict fir moss, which is creeps along the ground and forms a solid spruce carpet, alpine and subalpine meadows, lakes and springs, hot springs, medicinal plants and berries, as well as for its waterfalls. The most easily accessible one is Bear waterfall, having h of 28 meters. Even on a hot day water temperature does not exceed 12 degrees, that is why the waterfall mist refreshes and invigorates. The name of the waterfall is not accidental. Here, in zone of mixed forests, lots of places where Tien Shan white-claw bears find their food.
Transfer to Asy plateau. Lunch. Sightseeing tour to Observatory, Red Rocks, rock paintings.
Asy Plateau is a vast plain at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountain ranges with h over 3000 meters. On the southwest side the valley is closed by snow-capped peaks, from which the glaciers "flow down". Along the river the forests are stretching, consisting mainly of the Tien-Shan spruces. The plateau stretched for 40 km and a width in some places reaches 15 km. Asy Plateau – a traditional summer grazing since ancient times, now turned into a pasture of national importance. Along the river Asy there are ancient burial mounds and rock paintings, which are ones of the most high mountainous concentrations of petroglyphs in Kazakhstan. Besides, the well-known in Kazakhstan mountain observatory also located at Asy plateau.
Transfer to Bartogai Reservoir. Setting a camp. Dinner around the campfire. Overnight in tent.
 
Day 2. Bartogai Reservoir - Almaty
 
Breakfast at 09:00am. Free time, walking and sightseeing.
Amazing in its beauty Bartogai Reservoir located in the gorge of the same name on the Chilik River, which is blocked by the rock-bulk dam, with h of 60 meters, length of 330 meters and with a set of culverts. The reservoir was created to store water in winter, and feed the fields in the summer along the channel of 160 km length. Release of water through the dam at the Chilik River takes place from June to September for irrigation. In this time the spillway capacity reaches 100 cubic meters per second, due to which the h of the fountain reaches more than one hundred meters. Streams of water under great pressure get out into the open, and breaking into small particles form a cloud of sprays glittering in the sun.
Lunch. Disassembling of the camp and departure to Almaty at 15:00. Arrival to Almaty at 19:00.
 

Private Tour Price: 476 USD Per Person, provided 2 persons traveling together

Group discounts available

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: 1. Accommodation in Almaty, if required 2. Meals not indicated in the program and/or not included into the tour price 3. Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required 4. Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program
Transport: SUV 4x4
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January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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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.