Dzungar Safari

Horseback journey to the places of habitation of fantastic animals

Season:

June to October

Difficulty:

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Tour description

We will take you away in a multi-day adventure in upper reaches of the Dzungarian Ala Tau at the Chinese border. After transfer to the foot of mountains near the village of Atapkan and acquaintance to a relic grove of Malus sieversii – progenitresses of all apples, we will change from cars on horses and we will go to a way  to the base camp. We will be accompanied by the huntsman, the horse breeder and the guide. During two-day transition to the tourist base we will see various wild animals in their native habitat. We can meet the Central Asian mountain goats, marals, boars, Himalayan brown bears, wolves and other animals. We will spend night in tents at the Maral lake, and watch the life of inhabitants of the Dzungarian national park from binoculars of sky decks. Lunches at a fire and scenic mountain tops will stand out in your mind for a long time. The way back runs through the Alakol lake.

Highlights

  •      Long horse-riding journey
  •      Attending of the grove of Malus sieversii – progenitresses of all apples
  •      Camp life in tents and the food cooked on a fire
  •      Photo-safari with wild animals
  •      Attending of the Alakol lake

Tour schedule

1

Day 1

with overnight accommodation in guest house


09:00-15:00 transfer Almaty– village  Atapkan

15:00-16:00 lunch in a guest house

16:00-19:00 excursion to the grove of Malus sieversii

19:00-20:00 Dinner

2

Day 2

with overnight near Maral lake


08:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-12:00 horse-riding to lake

12:00-13:00 encampment, lunch

13:00-16:00 horse-riding to lake

16:00-17:00 camp craft

19:00-20:00 dinner near camp-fire

3

Day 3

with overnight in base camp


08:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-12:00 moving to the base camp

12:00-13:00 encampment, lunch

13:00-16:00 moving to the base camp

16:00-18:00 Rest

18:00-19:00 Dinner

20:00-21:00 Steam bath

4

Day 4

with overnight in base camp


09:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-13:00 Horse-riding excursion, the blind, binocular attendance

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-18:00 Horse-riding excursion, the blind, binocular attendance

18:00-19:00 Dinner

20:00-21:00 Steam bath

5

Day 5

 


08:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-12:00 transfer from base camp to the Alakol lake

12:00-14:00 lunch and rest near lake

14:00-19:00 return to Almaty

What's included

  • Transport: offroader 3-5 seats – Toyota FJ, Hyundai Starex
  • English speaking guide
  • 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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