Pure nature of Altyn Emel

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Almaty

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During Altyn Emel tour you are going to be inspired by a variety of Kazakhstan national heritage of local nature. There are majestic canyons, atmospheric dunes, alien looking landscape and more to see and explore.Besshatyr is a complex of Saco mounds, which is a historical monument (the 12th -11th centuries BC). This heritage left by great nomads of Central Asian steppes. There are 18 royal burrows from 8 to 70 meters in diameter. From 2 to 20 meters in height concentrated in the area of 2 sq.km. A chain of 45 immovable stone fences lies to the West of the royal tombs from North to South. There are carved drawings of animals.
Day 1Meeting with guide in Almaty and transfer for tour at Altyn Emel (about 260 km from Almaty).At first, we will arrive to Besshatyr (~170 km from Almaty) through Shengeldi. Besshatyr is a complex of Saco mounds, which is a historical monument (the 12th -11th centuries BC). This heritage left by great nomads of Central Asian steppes. In total, there are 18 royal burrows from 8 to 70 meters in diameter, and from 2 to 20 meters in height concentrated in the area of 2 sq.km. A chain of 45 immovable stone fences lies to the West of the royal tombs from North to South, on which drawings of animals are carved.Lunchboxes during excursion.After lunch we are going to see wonderful picture of the nature – Signing Barkhan Dune. This barkhan lasts for 1.5 km long and 120 m high. While the wind is blowing from the West dispersing the sands, one has a feeling that the pipe organ is playing in the heart of the desert (~40 km from Besshatyr).Transfer to Basshi (~45km from Barchan).Dinner and overnight in guesthouse.Day 2Breakfast in guesthouseStart excursion at Aktau-Katytau (~80km from Basshi).We will drive to see red and white colored mountains called Aktau-Katytau mountains. These mountains are famous for its unique appearance. This was probably created by small volcanoes, erupted and immediately cooled down several thousand years ago.Lunchboxes during excursion.Departure to Almaty city

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Overnight accommodation in guesthouse (shared room)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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