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Along the Caravan Paths
of the Great Silk Road

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Duration: 2 weeks
Period: July - August
Min. Group Size: 8 pax
Weather conditions:  In the desert area: daytime air temperature +22+30°; C (max +41° C), and night-time +8+16° C. Rains are rare. In the highlands: daytime air temperature +18+24°; C (max +34° C), night-time +3+11° C (ground frost occur). Rains are short and lavish.

Day 1
Arrive Almaty. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast. City tour (including visit to the Central Museum) - 2 hours. Bus transfer to Tamgalytas (160km) - 3 hours. Sightseeing of the
rock carvings
(II Millenium BC). Camp.
Day 2
Bus transfer to the bank of Ili river across Taukum Desert (200 km)- 4 hours. Transfer by motor-boats to base Camp located in the Ili delta - 20 minutes. Camp. Night fish-watching.
Day 3
Excursion to the delta. Transfer by the motor-boats to the Koktal village - 3 hours. Transfer by safari-truck to the shore of the Balkhash Lake across Saryesik Atyrau Desert (130km) - 6 hours. Camp is on the Kasasash cape on the bank of the Lake.
Day 4
Transfer by safari-truck across the desert through the saxaul forest groves and dried-up river-beds to the ruins of the fortress Karamergen (Black hunter) XIII Century AD. (150km) - 8 hours. Excursion in the ruins. Camp.
Day 5
Trip by safari-truck along the Great Silk Road to the ruins of the Aktam fortress "The White Towers", XIII Century AD (90 km) - 4 hours.. On the way sightseeing of the ancient settlement site Agashayak "Wooden leg". Sightseeing of the ancient settlement. Camp. The wilderness across
Day 6
Transfer by safari-truck along the Akdala Desert (65 km) - 3 hours, and further up by bus to the National Park Altyn-Emel (290 km) - 5 hours. Camp.
Day 7
Trip by safari-truck to the gorge Terekter (10km). Hiking along the mountain gorge. Sightseeing of the rock carvings (II Century BC), acquaintance with the wild life of mountains. Descent and transfer to the camp.
Day 8 Transfer to the necropolis Besshatyr (VII-V Century BC) 30 km - 1 hour. Trip by safari-truck across the National Park along the Kapchagai lake to the Singing Dune (45km) - 2 hours. Wild life of desert. Walking in the surroundings. Camp is near the Singing Dune.
Day 9 Camel-riding accompanied by safari-truck to the foothill of the Aktau mountains (35 km) - 6 hours. Acquaintance with the wild life of desert . Camp.
Day 10 Transfer by safari-truck to the Red canyon of Charyn River (180km) - 5 hours. Canyon sightseeing. Camp.
Day 11 Canyon sightseeing. Transfer by bus to Karkara Base Camp passing the Valley of Karkara River (100 km) - 2 hours . Camp (2200 m). Sauna. Bar.
Day 12 Horse - riding to Kokzhar Gorge to visit nomads - 7 hours. Ride back to the Base Camp. This day you will have a unique additional possibility to fly by a helicopter over the ranges of the Central Tien Shan to the foothills of the most northerly peaks over 7000 meters on the planet - Peak Khan Tengri (7010 m) and Peak Pobedy (7439 m).
Day 13 Hiking along the pass Terskei Alatau - 6 hours. Back to Base Camp.
Day 14 Transfer to Almaty city (290 km) - 6 hours. Accommodation at the hotel. Visit to Shiberaul ("The Artisan Village") - 1 hour. Dinner at the restaurant in national style. Hotel.
Day 15 Transfer to airport. Fly home.

We recommend the following:
  • Comfortable sport clothes & shoes
  • Shorts & T-shirts for hot weather
  • Water proofs for rainy days
  • Warm jackets for cool days
  • Mat & sleeping bag
  • Sungoggles & hat for sun protection
  • Wool socks or house slippers (no shoes allowed in the tent
  • Camera: still & video
  • Binocular
  • Your favorite strong drinks and cigarettes
  • Flash light
  • Anti-mosquito lotion
  • Sun care cream
  • Invitation and visa support
  • Meeting and seeing off at the Almaty Airport
  • All transfers
  • Interpreter's service
  • Support team service
  • Hotel accommodation on double basis in Almaty
  • Sightseeing in Almaty (3 hours)
  • Registration in the local police office
  • Insurance of local staff
  • Royalty
  • Entrance fee for the border region
  • Ecological duties
  • Reconfirmation of tickets
  • Trekking tent ( 2,15 m high) for 2 persons on the route
  • Field bed and mattresses
  • Three meals a day (hot breakfast and dinner, lunch box)
  • Mess-tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen-tent
  • Shower and toilet - tents
  • Evacuation of debris from camps
  • Medical aid
  • Radio communication between Almaty office and accompanied truck
  • Changing of date of departure from Almaty by international airlines
  • Additional meal and night in a hotel of Almaty
  • Drinks in the bar
  • Tips
Kan Tengri LTD
10 Kasteyev street,
480100, Almaty Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 (3272) 910200, 910880
Fax: +7 (3272) 912010
E-mail: kazbek@kantengri.almaty.kz

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