Day 1. Almaty.
Arrival to Almaty. Transfer to hotel (4*).Dinner on Kok-Tobe Hill. Evening photo session of the city from the Observation ground.
*Kok-Tobe ("Green Hill") is a mountain, which is the highest point of Almaty city with popular recreation area on top of the mountain. The mountain's height is 1100 meters above sea level. The Kok-Tobe recreational area has a variety of amusement park type attractions and restaurants. It is connected to downtown Almaty by a cable car line. Also, there is a 372 meters tall TV Tower at the foot of the mountain.
Day 2. Almaty - Northern Tien Shan.
Mountains – Charyn Canyon.
Breakfast. AM Transfer to “Ile-Alatau” National Park (15km) to the high-altitude skating rink “Medeo” (1600m a.s.l.). Take a cable car lift to Shymbulak Ski Resort and further up to Talgarsky Pass (3128 m.) Panoramic view to the Zailiysky Alatau chain of mountains (alpine forests, rocks, snowcapped mountains, glaciers) and Almaty city. Picnic. Descent by cabin to Medeo. Drive to Almaty and towards East to the Canyon of Charyn River National Park (180 km). Lunch en route in local café in Baiseit Village. Photo sessions en route.
Evening photo session in the Red Canyon (so called “The Valley of Castles”). Master class of nomad culinary. Dinner and overnight in Camp.
*Charyn National Park described as the Grand Canyon’s little brother, approximately 150 km long, and, in places up to 300 meters deep. It is so called as the “Valley of Castles”, due to the pillars and rock formations forming imposing, almost manmade structures.
Day 3. Charyn Canyon - Temirlik Canyon – Tuzkol Lake.
Breakfast. Morning photo session in the Yellow Canyon and Temirlik Canyon. Picnic in Temirlik.
Drive to Tuzkol Lake (100km). Photo sessions en route.
Evening photo session in Tuzkol. Panorama of snow peaks of Central Tien Shan (over 6000m) and view to the holly mount of nomadic civilization – Mt.Khan Tengri (7010m).
Master class of nomad culinary. Dinner and overnight in Camp.
*Tien Shan is one of the biggest and highest mountain systems in the world. It stretches from east to west to 2500 km. 1500 km of which are in the territory of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. High part of the Eastern Highlands, dominating the Tarim Basin, the Chinese people called Tien Shan (Heavenly Mountains) since ancient times. The highest peaks of Tien Shan is Mt.Pobeda (7439m) and Mt.Khan Tengri (7010m).
Day 4. Tuzkol Lake – Nurly - Kazakh Aul Ethno Village - Almaty.
Breakfast. Morning photo session. Panorama of Tuzkol Lake, Central Tien Shan, alpine meadows. Picnic in the Camp.
Drive towards Almaty (250km). En route photo session of Berkutchi (traditional Kazakh hunters with eagles).
Visit to Kazakh Aul Ethno Village for acquaintance with life of nomads. Photo session of Kazakh traditions, music, horse games, crafts. Lunch in the Aul – Kazakh traditional cuisine with master class. Transfer to Almaty (35km). Dinner and accommodation at hotel (4*). BLD
Day 5. Almaty tour.
AM city tour includes visit to the National Central Museum, Oriental Green Bazaar, Panfilov Park with Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Museum of Folk Musical Instruments. Farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport. BLD. Departure.
10 persons – 770 $ per person
12 persons – 730 $ per person
15 persons – 690 $ per person
The price includes:
⦁ All transport services according to the program – a\c tourist bus or a\c 4 WD
⦁ Double\ Twin sharing accommodation: guesthouse - 3 nights, hotel in Almaty (4*) - 3 nights
⦁ Guide throughout the tour
⦁ 3 meals a day according to the program
⦁ Entrance fees for the tourist sites as specified in the program
⦁ Mineral water for the entire itinerary
The price excludes the following:
⦁ International air tickets
⦁ Single supplement charge
⦁ Bar bills
⦁ Items of a personal nature