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Almaty circle Splendid beauty of the mountains, country of ancient nomads, unique natural landscapes and full reset in one trip
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Highlights:
  • Singing dune - the sounds of the organ in the middle of the steppe.
  • Bright blue Kolsai lakes and Kaindy Lake, where trees grow out of the water
  • Excursion to the church of the XIX century and the Zharkent mosque, similar to a Buddhist temple
  • Walk among the alien landscapes of Charyn and the mountains of Aktau
  • Evenings by the fire, nights under the stars, sunsets in the steppes and sunrises in the mountains
Overview

In a five days tour the travelers view the beauty and diversity of Almaty region: the road goes through deserts, forests, mountains lakes and rivers. The rout passes through the territory of National park “Altyn Emel”, where the Signing Dunes, Aktau and Katutau mountains are located along the 700 years old willow tree. The next destination is Charyn Canyon. On the way to Charyn canyon there’s a chance to visit ancient city of Zharkent, where the travelers visit a mosque-museum and ancient orthodox church. After Charyn canyon the road takes you to the national park of Kolsay lakes. Our guests are accommodated in local guest house, where they can taste local national cuisine, see the traditions and customs of local people. During this part of the journey the guests visit Kolsay 1 and Kolsay 2 lakes, take a walk around Kaindy lake with picnic and horseback riding in a good company of our team.

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Single traveler prices are available upon request. Internal flights are $465 per person.
Itinerary

Day 1 Baschi village - Signing dunes

  • 09:30—13:00
  • transfer Almaty– Baschy village 
  • 13:00—14:00
  • lunch
  • 14:00—15:30
  • free time, Altyn-Emel state park museum visit
  • 15:30—16:30
  • transfer to the Singing Dune
  • 16:30—18:30
  • walk around and ascent to the top of the dune
  • 18:30—20:00
  • transfer back to the village (sunset tea on the way)
  • 20:00—21:00
  • dinner

Day 2 Aktau, Katutau Mountains, 700 y.o. willow tree

  • 08:00—09:00
  • breakfast
  • 09:00—10:30
  • transfer to Aktau mountains
  • 10:30—12:30
  • hike in the mountains
  • 12:30—13:30
  • picnic-lunch
  • 13:30—16:00
  • Katutau lava mountains and 700 year old willow tree photo stops
  • 16:00—17:00
  • transfer to the village 
  • 17:00—19:00
  • free time
  • 19:00—20:00
  • dinner
  • 22:00—23:00
  • star gazing in the steppes

Day 3 Zharkent - Charyn canyon

  • 08:00—09:00
  • breakfast
  • 09:00—11:00
  • transfer to Zharkent town
  • 11:00—12:30
  • excursion to the museum-mosque and ancient Russian orthodox church
  • 12:30—13:30
  • lunch
  • 13:30—15:30
  • transfer to Charyn canyon
  • 15:30—16:30
  • walking through the canyon
  • 16:30 – 18:00
  • transfer to the Saty village
  • 18:00 – 19:00
  • check in, free time
  • 19:00 – 20:00
  • Dinner
  • 20:00
  • Free time

Day 4 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
  • hike back to the lake Kolsay 1
  • 18:00—19:00
  • transfer to the village
  • 19:30—20:30
  • dinner
  • 20:30
  • Free time

Day 5 Kaindy lake

  • 09:00—10:00
  • breakfast
  • 10:00—11:00
  • transfer to Kaindy lake
  • 11:00—13:00
  • walk around the lake
  • 13:00—14:00
  • picnic lunch
  • 14:00—19:30
  • return to Almaty
Included
  • Off road vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel and guest house accommodation
  • Food: soft drinks and snacks on the way, breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • National parks admission fees
What’s not included
  • Horseback riding (by request)
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa support (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)