Mt Kokshetau


A path from the back of the Polyana Abylay Khana clearing, 6km south of Burabay, leads up 947m Mt Kokshetau, the highest peak in Burabay National Nature Park (about 1½ hours to the top). A few steps along the trail lead you to Abylai Khan's Throne - several rocks perched on a broad flat, one. Local lore suggests that if you walk around it seven times anticlockwise and then hug a pine tree, your wish will come true.

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