Dzungaria

Travel to the places steeped in legends of the past

Season:

June- October

Difficulty:

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Tour description

Legendary Dzungarian Gates is the mountain pass between the Dzungarian Ala Tau from the west and the Ridge Barlyk from the east. The border between the Kazakh steppes and China is located in this corridor. The Great Silk Route passed through here with wandering trade caravans , and at the beginning of the 13th century Genghis Khan used this pass for his conquest of Central Asia. Dzungaria was always a closed highland and still only selected and well equipped tourists can reach this place. We will face the severe off roads, strongest winds, unspoilt beauty of meadows of mountain plateaus and ruins of  ancient settlements.

Highlights

  •      Attendance of the ancient archeological monuments
  •      Horse-riding
  •      Trip to the old hot springs

Tour schedule

1

Day 1

with overnight accommodation in guest house


5 hours transfer Almaty – Atapkan

2

Day 2

with overnight in camping tent


Horse-riding walk from Atapkan to the Maral lake, binocular watching, salt marsh walking.

3

Day 3

with overnight accommodation in hotel


Horse-riding walk from  the Maral lake to the  Tastau farm

4

Day 4

with overnight accommodation in hotel


Trip to the Uygur district to the hot springs

5

Day 5

 


Return to Almaty

What's included

• Transport: offroader 3-5 seats

• English speaking guide

• Accommodation in hotel or camping

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

• Horse for 5 days plus guide-groom

• Photo shooting to be reserved and paid additionally

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