Photo tour of the wild nature of Zhongar Alatau

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Hotel of the tourist to Hotel of the tourist or airport

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During this tour you will visit amazing places of wild nature of Kazakhstan, Altyn Emel National Park and mountain landscapes of Zhongar Alatau, where you will meet representatives of our wild fauna and flora, including species listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Kazakhstan, get to know the history of ancient Kazakhstan.Another stop along the route will be a peculiar steppe sea, the second largest among the inland waters of Kazakhstan, Lake Alakol, where you can enjoy warm medicinal waters.
Day 1. Almaty - Altyn-Emel07.00 Meeting with a guide in Almaty, transfer to Altyn-Emel National Park. (270 km, 5 hours).12.00 Arrival to the park, accommodation at the guest house, lunch.After lunch, go to excursion at Signing Dunes.18.00 Return to the guesthouse. Dinner and overnight.Meal: lunch, dinner Day 2. Altyn-Emel05.30 Early rise for the shooting of the dawn on the dune. Return to the guest house, breakfast.10.00 departure for excursion to the mountains Aktau-Katytau.Lunch-boxes.Next stop is a 700-year-old willow tree.18.00 Return to the guest house. Dinner and overnight.Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner Day 3. Altyn-Emel - Alakol06.00 Early risen. After breakfast, drive to Lake Alakol, the Akchi village (520 km, 8 hours)15.00 Arrival to the Alakol lake. Accommodation in guest houses, lunch. Free time. Walk along the beach. Dinner and overnight.Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinnerDay 4. Alakol - the Tastau gorge09.00 Breakfast. Departure by car towards the Tastau gorge (140km, 5 hours)15.00 Arrival to the base. Accommodation at a guest house, lunch. Free time for a walk. In the evening, guests can visit the Russian sauna.Here, while in the guesthouse, you can watch Siberian mountain goats and some species of birds of prey with binoculars. It’s the place where animals don’t afraid of people, that means that this place is really untouched by human.Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner Day 5. Tastau08.00 Breakfast, collecting things and equipment. After breakfast with guide you will go on a horseback tour of the surroundings.You will walk through the green fields with flowering flowers and crystal mountain springs in search of animalsMeal: breakfast, lunch, dinner Day 6. Tastau08.00 Breakfast, collecting things and equipment. After breakfast, continue the tour of the surrounding area in search of wild animals. Wherever you look, there are boundless expanses of alpine meadows and quaint granite rocks, and in the distance, you can see the peaks of Zhongar Alatau.Lunch near river. After a little rest return to the base. Dinner and overnight in the house.Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner Day 7. Tastau - Almaty07.00 Breakfast, departure to Almaty (about 15 hours, 740 km). Stop for lunch at the transshipment point Usharal (210 km, 6 hours). Then stop for a snack in Taldykorgan.22.00 Arrival to Almaty.Meal: breakfast, lunch

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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