Meeting at the airport and transfer to ASTRA hotel 3* in the center of the city. Dinner at the restaurant with show program with dancing. Overnight at the hotel.
9:30 City Tour.
12:30 lunch restaurant.
13:30 Tour Chimbulak ski resort .
17:00 Hunting birds show.
19:00 return in Hotel
Overnight at the hotel 3*
Almaty – a beautiful city of two cultures – Muslim and Christian, located in the emerald-blue necklace of snow-capped mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau.
You will see:
Central city park – Russian Orthodox cathedral of the holy Ascension of Christ (entirely wooden, built without any metal nails and also the oldest building in the city); The Presidential alley memorial complex devoted to Word War Two; The Eternal Flame; and The folk musical instruments museum.
The Green bazaar (place for buying souvenirs); The Central Muslim mosque; The Kazakhstan Hotel (main business card and the highest building in the city); The republic palace; The Independence square three main symbols of Kazakhstan – obelisk devoted to independence.
Visit the old administrative center, which was formed in the 30s – 50s of the 20th century. After meeting with the sport area, and also cultural and business districts of the city (Sports Palace, Central Stadium, Kazakh circus, Wedding Palace, Almaty Towers, Business Centre “Nurlytau”) financial center, then you head to the mountains to the Medeo ice rink (1,691 meters above sea level), where 120 world records have taken place.
A chimbulak ski resort is situated in an attractive gorge of the Zailii Alatau at a height of 2,260 m above sea level and 25 km from the city center. The average air temperature is +20°C in summer and -7°C in winter. The snow is on average 150cm thick in winter, with consistent snow cover from November to May. 90% of the days in the year are sunny. The slopes are served by three chairlifts. The total length of the lifts is 3620 meters. There are 3 stations of them; the first one is Intersection Station (2260 meters above the sea level) (9 minute trip), then 20th Prop Station (2630 meters above the sea level) (16.5 minutes) and Talgar pass Station (3200 meters above the sea level for a vertical drop of 903 meters). The ski-lifts are continuously maintained by professionals. There is also Snow-Park for the fans of snowboarding
7:30 Departure to Baschi, to the Altyn Emel National Nature Park.
12:30 Lunch at the guest house.
13:15 Departure to the Katytau mountains. Ak-Tau and the red mountains. On the way, visit the 700-year-old Willow. (Tree)
On the way we will probably see wild animals, kulans and gazelles.
16: 00–17: 00 Hiking in the Ak Tau mountains.
19:30 return to Baschi.
20:00 Dinner at the guest house. And overnight.
7:30 Drive to the dune.
8:30 am Tour of the Barkhan. Rise on the dune.
10:30 Departure to the Besshatyr barrows – ancient burial grounds.
Excursion. PHOTO SESSION
12:30 Departure to Baschi.
13:45 Lunch at the guest house.
14:30 Departure to Zharkent.
16:00 In Zharkent we will visit the Dungan Mosque – the holy place for the Uigurs living in Kazakhstan. The building of the mosque is made in the Chinese style. 17:30 Dinner in the Uighur cafe in Zharkent.
18:30 Departure to the hot springs.
20:00 Accommodation in Karadala. 2 *
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Swimming in the pools with hot water. Overnight at the hotel.
9:00 Transfer to Chary Canyon,120 km.
11:00 Excursion on the Canyon.
13:30 Lunch in the Canyon.
17:00 Transfer to national Park „Kolsay“ in village Saty.
21:00 Overnight in guest House.
Length: hiking part – 4 km
The Charyn Canyon is located 200 km east of the city of Almaty. A path runs along the northern Tien Shan mountains.
On the way we will see:
Local Kazakh villages; agricultural areas; Tien-Shan mountains; The sacred tree; Moslem cemetery; Uigur local bazaar; mountain pass; mirage valley; natural park entrance; excursion and a walking tour along the Charyn canyon and the Valley of castles (place name).
CHARYN CANYON TPOR
Anyone who has ever been to Charyn canyon shall remember it forever!
The Charyn Canyon – is a beautiful monument of nature, preserved for millions of years, where under the influence of millennial weathering of sedimentary rocks, the original form of relief adopted outlines of isolated rocks, columns, and towers. The Canyon is extremely picturesque and very diverse in geological and geomorphologic means. Wind and water have created this beautiful “Valley of Castles”. The length of the Valley is more than 2 km, and the width is 20-80 meters. Throughout the duration of the walking route, you are surrounded by fanciful towers, composed of sedimentary rocks. For millions of years, nature has been creating this architecture, carefully and slowly, and raised magnificent castles. You can spend hours wandering past the strange towers, pillars and the marvel exuberant imagination of nature! The Fantastic Valley of Castles in Charyn Canyon opens up a world of amazing cliffs, and towers made of red sandstone, aged 10-12 million years old.
Take: sports shoes, hat, and sunglasses.
9:00 Transfer to lake Kolsay 1. 10:00 Hacking to lake Kolsay 2. (8km). Excursion full day.
Way back (8km).
18:30 Transfer to village Saty.
Overnight in guest House.
9:30 Transfer to lake Kaindy.(12) km.
10:30 1/2 day Excursion
15:30 Transfer to Almaty
19:30 Dinner Kafe in village Bayseit
22:30 arrival to Almaty
Overnight in the Hotel.