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Dzhungaria safari / June - August Horseback journey to the places of habitation of fantastic animals
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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 fire
  • Photo-safari with wild animals
  • Attending of the Alakol lake
Overview

We 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 change from cars on horses and take 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.

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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 Attapkan village - apple grove

  • 09:00 - 15:00 transfer Almaty - Attapkan village 
  • 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

Day 2 Maral lake 

  • 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:00 horseback riding to the lake 
  • 12:00 - 13:00 encampment, lunch 
  • 13:00 - 16:00 horseback riding to the lake
  • 16:00 - 17:00 free time in the camp
  • 19:00 - 20:00 dinner by the camp bonfire

Day 3 Horseback riding 

  • 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:00 horseback riding to the base camp
  • 12:00 - 13:00 encampment, lunch
  • 13:00 - 16:00 horseback riding to the base camp
  • 16:00 - 18:00 rest
  • 18:00 - 19:00 - dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:00 steam bath/ sauna

Day 4 Alakol lake

  • 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:00 transfer to Alakol lake
  • 12:00 - 14:00 lunch and rest at the lake
  • 14:00 - 19:00 return to Almaty  

Day 5 Alakol lake

  • 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
  • 09:00 - 12:00 transfer to Alakol lake
  • 12:00 - 14:00 lunch and rest at the lake
  • 14:00 - 19:00 return to Almaty  
Included
  • Off road vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Huntsman
  • Guide - horseman
  • Accommodation in guest houses and camping
  • Food: soft drinks and snacks on the way, picnics, breakfasts, lunches, dinners
  • National park admission fee  
  • Horseback riding
  • Sauna
  • Binoculars
What’s not included
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa support (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)