Arrival to Almaty. Meeting in airport. Transfer to a hotel (4*). Meeting with “KanTengri Expeditions” staff. Paper work for rental cars. Almaty city tour.
Day 2. Almaty. Big Almaty Lake.
Drive 37 km.to Big Almaty Lake up to 3300 m.a.s.l. Drive back to Almaty. Hotel. B.
Day 3. Almaty – Altyn Emel National Park.
Drive to Altyn Emel National Park located in the desert area - 250 km. on the lakeshore of Kapchagai Lake. Accommodation in Guesthouse in Baschi Village.
Day 4. Altyn Emel National Park. Ak Tau Mountains.
Drive to Ak Tau Mountains with its moony landscapes, watching the desert’s wildlife en route - 70 km. Hiking in canyons and drive back to the village visiting 700-years old willow tree oasis en route. B.
Day 5. Altyn Emel – Singing Sand Dune – Charyn River Canyon.
AM drive to the Singing Sand Dune – 50 km. Drive back to Basshi Village. Lunch. Drive to Charyn Canyon (230km). Enjoy the Canyon from the observation point and drive to the bottom of the Canyon. Accommodation in local Yurta Camp located on the bank of Charyn River. Sunset and sunrise in the Valley of Castles.
Day 6. Charyn Canyon - Kaindy Lake – Kolsai Lake.
AM Drive to Kolsay Koldery National Park in Kungey Alatau Mountain Range - 110 km. Visit the beautiful mountain lake Kaindy. Drive to Kolsai Lake (15km). Accommodation in “Lake View” Guest House (1800 m.a.s.l.). B.
Day 7. Kolsai Lake.
Hiking to the Middle Kel Say Lake 2200 m. and back to guesthouse .B.
Day 8. Kolsai Lakes – Central Tien Shan Mountains.
Drive to Karkara Base Camp - 110 km. Overnight in tented camp.2200 m. B L D.
Day 9. Central Tien Shan Mountains. Karkara Valley.
Hiking on neighboring hills up to 2800 m. on alpine flowers meadows and pine forest. B L D.
Day 10. Karkara BC – Almaty.
Drive back to Almaty 280 km. Accommodation at Hotel (4*). City excursion. Souvenir shopping. B L D.