singing dune
верховая езда 2
katutau

Big Almaty ring / June — August

from $1,600.00

The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz

Splendid beauty of the mountains, country of ancient nomads, unique natural landscapes and full reset in one trip

  • Vacation Style
  • Activity level Сложно
    5/8

In this tour we will see all the beauty of the nature of Almaty region: mountain landscapes, waterfalls and lakes, sand and sheer cliffs, mystical places and barrows of Saki kings. Every day landscapes and impressions will replace each other. We are sure that the “Big Almaty Ring” will be one of the most memorable trips of your life.

 

Highlights:

  • A trip to the lakes of Kolsay, Kaindy and Issyk
  • Visiting a unique salty lake of Tuzkol, from where you can spot the view to the highest peak of Kazakhstan — Khan Tengri peak
  • Hiking to Kairak waterfall and picnic on the Don Zhailau plateau
  • A walk through the alien landscape of Charyn canyon and Aktau mountains.
  • Signing Dunes, barrows of Saki kings, petroglyphs and willow tree witnessed the campaigns of Genghis Khan
  • Camp bonfire talks, nights under the sky, sunsets in the steppe and sunrises in mountains
What’s included in this tour?
  • Two off road vehicles
  • Two English speaking guides/drivers
  • Accommodation in guest houses and camping
  • Food: breakfasts,lunches, dinners, soft drinks and snacks on the way, picnics.
  • National park admission fee
What’s not included in this tour?
  • Horseback riding (by request)
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa support (by request)
  • Health insurance
  • Photoshooting (by request)
  1. Day 1 Tanbalytas - Bes Shatyr

    09:30—12:00 transfer Almaty– Altyn Emel national park

    12:30—13:30 lunch

    13:30—15:00 excursion to petroglyphs of Tanbalytas

    15:00—16:00 transfer to Bes Shatyr mounds

    16:00—17:30 tour of the mounds

    17:30—18:30 way back to guest house

    19:00—20:00 dinner

    20:00 free time

  2. Day 2 Signing Dune

    09:00 — 10:30 breakfast

    10:30 — 13:00 transfer to Baschy village

    13:00 — 14:00 lunch

    14:00 — 15:30 free time, visiting museums of Altyn Emel national park

    15:30 — 16:30 transfer to the Signing Dune

    16:30 — 18:30 walk through the dune

    18:30 — 20:00 transfer back to the village, stop on the way for sunset view.

    20:00 — 21:00 dinner

  3. Day 3 700 y.o. willow tree, Aktau and Katutau mountains

    09:00—10:00 breakfast

    10:00—12:00 transfer to the 700 y. o. willow, setting up the camp

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

    13:00—14:00 lunch

    14:00—15:00 transfer to the Aktau mountains

    15:00—17:00 hiking tour in the Aktau mountains

    17:00—18:00 excursion to the volcanic mountains of Katutau

    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, bonfire, stargazing

  4. Day 4 Chundzha - Tuzkol lake

    08:30—10:00 breakfast, camp packing

    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 setting up the camp, dinner cooking

    18:30—19:30 dinner

    19:30 free time, bonfire, stargazing

  5. Day 5 Charyn canyon

    07:00 – 08:00 watching sunrise and view to Khan Tengri peak

    08:00—09:30 Breakfast, packing camp

    09:30—13:00 transfer to Charyn canyon

    13:00—14:00 Lunch

    14:00—15:00 walking through the canyon

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

    17:00—19:00 check in, free time

    19:00—20:00 dinner

    20:00 free time, bonfire, a steam bath/sauna

  6. Day 6 Kolsay lakes

    08:00—09:00 breakfast

    09:00—10:00 transfer to the lake Kolsay 1

    10:00—13:00 hike to the lake Kolsay 2

    13:00—14:00 picnic-lunch

    14:00—15:00 walk around the lake

    15:00—18:00 way back to the lake Kolsay 1

    18:00—19:00 transfer to Saty village

    19:30—20:30 dinner

    20:30 free time, bonfire, a steam bath/sauna

  7. Day 7 Kaindy lake - Bartogay water reservoir - Assy plateau

    08:00—09:00 breakfast

    09:00—10:00 transfer to the lake Kaindy

    10:00—12:00 walk around the lake

    12:00—13:00 picnic-lunch

    13:00—18:00 transfer to the Assy plateau via Bartogay water reservoir

    18:00—19:30 setting up the camp, dinner cooking

    19:30—20:30 dinner

    20:30 free time, bonfire, stargazing

  8. Day 8 Assy plateau

    09:00 — 10:00 breakfast

    10:00 — 14:00 hiking

    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, bonfire, stargazing

  9. Day 9 Kairak waterfall - Don Zhailau plateau

    09:00—10:30 breakfast, packing the camp

    10:30—11:30 transfer to the Observatory

    11:30—12:00 stop at the Observatory

    12:00—13:00 transfer to the stationary camping

    13:00—14:00 lunch

    14:00—20:00 hiking to the Kairak waterfall and the Don- Zhailau plateau

    20:00—21:00 dinner

    21:00 free time

  10. Day 10 Issyk lake - Issyk history and archaeological museum

    10:00—11:00 breakfast

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

    12:30—13:00 walk by the lake

    13:00—14:00 transfer to lunch place

    14:00—15:00 lunch

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

    15:30—17:30 return to Almaty