Kan Tengri Expeditions Travel & Adventure in Kazakhstan

Deserts & Mountains

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Min. group size: 4
Country: Kazakhstan

Deserts & Mountains

This route passes across semideserts and follows to the Central Tien Shan mountains . The program starts in Almaty where you have a city tour and excursion after you transfer to Altyn Emel National Park. Here we'll spend 4 days biking across this semi-desert unpeopled part of Kazakhstan, we'll visit Besshatyr Necropolis, see rock carvings and desert wild life, and Singing Sand Dune , fantastic Aktau mountains. After we finish this first part of our desert bike we continue then our trip driving by safari-truck to Charyn River Canyon where after sight seeing of Big Red Canyon we bike to the Toraigyr Mountains over pass to the Kungei Alatau and further to Karkara Base Camp. Here in the Central Tien Shan mountains we'll have two days of heli-biking, helicopter excursion to Pobeda Peak (7439 m) and Khan - Tengri (7010 m) and will meet some nomads. 10th day our biking will continue following to Myngtur Pass (3900 m) and further across the valley of Sarydgaz River to Issyk Kul Lake (1608 m.). After driving to Almaty we have one day at leisure in Almaty, and good-buy dinner in national style and night flight home will finish our biking experience of unknown Kazakhstan.

Duration: 15 days
Period: July - August
Grade: Strenuous/Exploration
Min.group: 8 persons
Weather conditions: In the desert area: daytime air temperature +22.+33° C (max +41° C ), and nighttime +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.