Big Almaty Ring

The real, long, filled with beauty and breathtaking trip

Season:

June to August

Difficulty:

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Tour description

In this tour you will see all beauty of the Almaty region nature: mountain landscapes, waterfalls and lakes, sands and cliffs, mystical places and burial mounds of Saka kings. Every day the landscapes and impressions will replace each other. We are sure that “The Big Almaty Ring” will become one of the most memorable journeys in your life.

Highlights

  •      Trip to the lakes Kolsay, Kaindy and Issyk
  • Visiting of the unique salty lake Tuzkol with the fascinating view of the highest point of Kazakhstan – Khan Tengri
  •      Excursion to the Kayrak waterfalls and picnic on  the Don- Jailow Plateau
  •      Walk among alien landscapes of the Charyn and Ak Tau mountains
  •     The singing sand-dune, burial mounds of Saka kings, prehistoric rock painting and the willow, witness of Genghis Khan’s campaigns
  •    Evenings near camp-fire, nights under starry sky, sunsets in steppe and dawn in mountains

Tour schedule

1

Day 1

with overnight accommodation in guest house


9:30—12:00 transfer Almaty–Altyn-Emel national park

12:30—13:30 Lunch

13:30—15:00 excursion to the prehistoric rock painting Tanbalytas

15:00—16:00 transfer to the burial mounds Bes shatyr

16:00—17:30 excursion on the burial mounds

17:30—18:30 return to the guest house

19:00—20:00 Dinner

20:00 Free time

2

Day 2

with overnight accommodation in guest house


9:30—10:30 Breakfast

10:30—13:00 transfer to Basshy settlement

13:00—14:00 Lunch

14:00—15:30 Free time, attending of museum of the Altyn-Emel national park

15:30—16:30 transfer to the Singing sand-dune

16:30—18:30 Walk through the dune

18:30—20:00 transfer to the settlement, watching sunset on the way

20:00—21:00 Dinner

21:00—23:00 Home theater

3

Day 3

with overnight in tent camp


9:00—10:00 Breakfast

10:00—12:00 transfer to the 700year old willow, settlement of the camp

12:00—13:00 Free time, cooking the lunch

13:00—14:00 Lunch

14:00—15:00 transfer to the Ak Tau mountains

15:00—17:00 walking tour in the Ak Tau mountains

17:00—18:00 excursion to the volcanic mountains Katu Tau

18:00—19:00 transfer to the camp, watching the sunset on a way

19:00—20:00 dinner cooking

20:00—21:00 Dinner

21:00 Free time near camp-fire and watching the stars

4

Day 4

with overnight in tent camp


8:30—10:00 Breakfast, camp gathering

10:00—13:00 transfer to Chundzha

13:00—14:00 Lunch

14:00—17:00 transfer to the Tuzkol lake

17:00—18:30 settlement of the camp, dinner cooking

18:30—19:30 Dinner

19:30 Free time near camp-fire and watching the stars

5

Day 5

with overnight accommodation in guest house

Dawn and watching Khan Tengri


8:00—9:30 Breakfast, camp gathering

9:30—13:00 transfer to the Charyn canyon

13:00—14:00 Lunch

14:00—15:00 walking through the canyon

15:00—17:00 transfer to the Saty settlement

17:00—19:00 accommodation, free time

19:00—20:00 Dinner

20:00 Free time near camp-fire or in a steam bath

6

Day 6

with overnight accommodation in guest house


8:00—9:00 Breakfast

9:00—10:00 transfer to the lake Kolsay 1

10:00—13:00 walking tour to the lake Kolsay 2

13:00—14:00 picnic-lunch

14:00—15:00 walking around the lake

15:00—18:00 walking tour to the lake Kolsay 1

18:00—19:00 transfer to Saty settlement

19:30—20:30 Dinner

20:30 Free time near camp-fire or in a steam bath

7

Day 7

with overnight in tent camp


8:00—9:00 Breakfast

9:00—10:00 transfer to the lake Kaindy

10:00—12:00 walking around the lake

12:00—13:00 picnic-lunch

13:00—18:00 transfer to the Assy plateau through the lake Bartogay

18:00—19:30 settlement of the camp, dinner cooking

19:30—20:30 Dinner

20:30 Free time near camp-fire and watching the stars

8

Day 8

with overnight in tent camp


9:00—10:00 Breakfast

10:00—14:00 Walking tour

14:00—15:00 Lunch

15:00—18:00 Free time

18:00—19:00 Dinner cooking

19:00—20:00 Dinner

20:00 Free time near the camp-fire and watching the stars

9

Day 9

with overnight in immobile tent camp


9:00—10:30 Breakfast, camp gathering

10:30—11:30 transfer to the Observatory

11:30—12:00 stop at the Observatory

12:00—13:00 Transfer to the tent camp

13:00—14:00 Lunch

14:00—20:00 Walking tour to the Kayrak waterfall and the Don- Jailow plateau

20:00—21:00 Dinner

21:00 Free time

10

Day 10

 


10:00—11:00 Breakfast

11:00—12:30 transfer to the Issyk lake

12:30—13:00 walking around the lake

13:00—14:00 transfer to lunch place

14:00—15:00 Lunch

15:00—15:30 attendance of the historical-cultural museum-reserve Issyk

15:30—17:30 return to Almaty

What's included

Transport: 2 offroaders -Toyota FJ, Hyundai Starex

2 English speaking guides-drivers

Accommodation: guest houses, camping

Meal: breakfasts, lunches and dinners and snacks on the way

Photo shooting to be reserved and paid additionally

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