GOLDEN RING OF ZHETYSU 8 DAYS

Welcome to the most popular tourist route of Kazakhstan. This combined tour covers a vast range of amazing and unique natural places, different landscapes makes the route unforgettable and completely reveals the wild nature of Almaty Province.

 

Zhetysu -the Land of Seven Rivers is a successor of ancient civilizations. For centuries, it had been the place where roads and historical fates of many ethnicities crossed. A long section of the Great Silk Road ran through this land. Nowadays, Zhetysu is the unique complex of historical, architectural, and natural memorials.

We are offering a tour program; guests can visit the main attractions of Altyn-Emel National Park: the Saki barrows of BesShatyr, Singing Dune and Aktau mountains

Further, the route follows to incredible canyons of Charyn and Temirlik rivers – Red Canyon “the Valley of the Castles”, Lunar Canyon, Katu mountains, panoramic sites. Our tour is the most intensive trip to canyons and lakes. Moreover, the most interesting and picturesque part of the tour; mountain lakes “Kolsai” and “Kaindy”.

 

Useful Information

• Season: June - September

• Duration: 7 nights/8 days

• Type of tour: special tour

• Altitude: up to 2250 m

• Flight: TK, KC

• Accommodation: hotel/GH/yurts

• Visa: United Kingdom & EU citizens don’t need visa.

• For more information go to

  www.mfa.kz

• Time Zone: GMT/UTC +4

• Currency: Tenge (KZT)

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1 ARRIVAL DAY. ALMATY AIRPORT

Meet the group at Almaty airport, city tour

in Almaty. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 ALMATY - ALTYN-EMEL

After breakfast, departure from Almaty to the

Altyn-Emel National Park. Tour of the

petroglyphs of Kyzylauys. Transfer to guest

house in Altyn-Emel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 ALTYN-EMEL

Breakfast at 07:30am. Sightseeing tour to

the Singing Dune. Return to guest house

for lunch. Sightseeing tour to Katutau and

Aktau mountains. Dinner and overnight in Altyn Emel guest

house.

Day 4 ALTYN-EMEL – CHARYN CANYON -

KOLSAI LAKE

Breakfast at 08:00am. Transfer to Ash-tree

Grove on the Temirlik River. Sightseeing

and picnic. Then drive to Charyn Canyon.

Sightseeing in the «Valley of Castles».

Departure to Kolsai Lakes at 16:00. Arrival

to Kolsai Lake-1 (1800 m). Dinner and

overnight in GH.

Day 5 KOLSAI LAKE

Breakfast. Trekking to Kolsai

Lake-2 (2250 m., 9 km, 4 walking hrs).

Picnic in nature. Return to Kolsai Lake.

Day 6 KOLSAI LAKE - KAINDY LAKE

Breakfast at 08:00am. Transfer to Kaindy

Gorge. Sightseeing at Kaindy Lake. Picnic in

nature. Return to Kolsai Lake-1. Dinner and

overnight in guest house.

Day 7 KOLSAI LAKE - BARTOGAI

RESERVOIR – ALMATY

Breakfast. Transfer to Bartogai reservoir.

Sightseeing. Picnic in nature. Departure

to Almaty. Arrival in Almaty. Overnight at the

hotel.

Day 8 ALMATY

Transfer to the airport for home flight. After

formalities see the group off.