“MAGICAL WORLD OF KATON-KARAGAY” TOUR

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От 160 000.00
91 Days
Available : 01.06.2018 - 31.08.2018
Восточный Казахстан
Min People : 1
Max People : 100
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Tour Program Includes
Naming Price Time
Cost of the tour 160 000.00 The whole tour
Time of activity of round Date of arrival
01.06.2018 - 31.08.2018 01.06.2018 - 14.06.2018

Program of round

Ust-Kamenogorsk - Katon-Karagay. The journey will begin in the administrative center of East Kazakhstan region – Ust-Kamenogorsk city. Guests can enjoy welcome breakfast or lunch in “Caravan” cafe located on the picturesque waterfront of the main water artery of the region –Irtysh river. After tasting the dishes of national and European cuisine, tourists will go along Zyryanov highway Katon-Karagay district. They will be able to enjoy the views of mountain landscapes of the Osinov pass, shores of the Bukhtarma reservoir, vast steppes surrounding the village of Ulken Naryn. During the five-hour journey, travelers will be able to see almost all natural areas, except, perhaps, deserts and Alpine meadows. After a long rally, all guests will have dinner and rest in the village of Katon-Karagay.
Akkainar-Zhambas. After breakfast in Katon-Karagai the participants of the expedition on cars go to the village of Akkainar, where you begin riding trip. Riding horses, tourists accompanied by foresters of Katon-Karagay national natural park will head to the wood cordon of Zhambas. The approximate distance to the cordon is twenty kilometers. Throughout the journey, riders observe the views of the mountain forests of the southern Altai. In the evening the caravan will reach a small house with a plank bed, table and stove. While the cook is preparing dinner and the guides are preparing for the night (set up tents if guests want to spend the night in a tent, fire up a stove, take out food, stuff), travelers will have enough time to capture the surrounding nature using photo or video equipment.
Zhambas-Maral lake. After breakfast, the equestrian group will continue its journey to the Maral lake. It is about 25 miles from Zhambas cordon to the lake. All this time riders will observe the splendor of the landscapes of Katon-Karagay region. It is possible to meet some animals – the inhabitants of these magical places. After a day travelling through the green thickets, group will reach the lake, which is called Maral. There is also a wood cordon. While accompanees prepare everything necessary for rest, dinner and overnight, guests will have the opportunity to carefully explore the shores of the quiet Altai reservoir. If you want, it will be possible to uncover the fishing gear and to try yourself as a fisherman. Otherwise, if the weather is good, you may get into the cool calm waters of Maral lake.
Maral lake - Zhaylau Zhaysanbay wood cordon. In the morning, after breakfast, tourists will say goodbye to the lake and go on a journey. There will be an amazing view of the Queen of Altai – Belukha mountain on the way to the next wood cordon ready to take our group for the night. This will be the first acquaintance with the snow-white beauty. Every day the caravan will be closer to it, until, after a few day trips, we reach its foot. But it will be a little later. In the meantime, riders will continue to enjoy the natural diversity and amazing peace reigning in the Katon-Karagay mountains. Upon arrival to Zhaylau Zhaysanbay cordon tourists will again have the choice to spend the night in tents or in a small house that can protect travelers from any weather surprises.
Zhaylau Zhaysanbay - Yazev lake. What adventure can do without a little bit of adrenaline? Journey between Zhaylau Zhaysanbay wood cordon and Yazev lake is difficult, as there are steep slopes and wetlands. For experienced guides who know perfectly safe paths, this is not a problem. However, for a group of guests, this trip can add a few exciting moments. But at the end of the journey guests will be rewarded. Upon arrival at the destination, they will get acquainted with the famous lake named after the ide fush inhabiting these waters. On the lake travelers will have two guest houses, gazebos, sauna, nice dinner and walks along the lake.
Yazev lake. All day the group of travelers will be able to devote to exploring the surroindings of Yazev lake. Someone can try to catch ide, someone may decide to plunge into clean water. After lunch, tourists will be invited to take a short walk to the waterfall on Yazev river. The waterfall is small, but the nature surrounding it more than compensates for all the efforts spent on this little trip. Another evening on the brim of the lake will allow you to admire the views of the majestic beckoning Beluga
Yazev lake – Lower Camp. Rest on Yazev is over. The group will continue the journey. The caravan moves North to the foot of Belukha. The road is long (about 65 km), but interesting. Riders will move along the rocky slopes of the White Berel river named so because of the stream color. During the journey, tourists will be able to see many traces of bears, marmots, wild boars. Travelers will go through the “milk” river, observe old constructions such as the bridge, which was built in 1938. The purpose of the trip will be achieved in the evening twilight. It will take some time to set up a tent camp. Then you enjoy dinner and exciting get-togethers around the campfire.
Kokkol waterfall and Ravnovesie (Balance) lake. The day is dedicated to the inspection of natural attractions surrounding the Kazakh slopes of Belukha. The first object of visit is a waterfall on the Kokkol river. Before lunch, travelers will be impressed by the beauty of rainbow splashes flying at the foot of the cascading stream. These sprays saturate the air for many meters around, so that breathing is not only easy and pleasant, but is also good for health. In the afternoon, guests will explore three sisters – Nadezhda (Hope), Vera (Faith) and Lyubov (Love) mountains, and a quiet lake of Ravnovesie (Balance) between them. From the shore of the lake travelers will be able to see Belukha beauty in all its glory, forever covered with snow. Here it will be time to uncover the cameras and fill up the albums with magnificent pictures of mountain landscapes.
Kokkol lake and old mine. This day, travelers will plunge into history. After breakfast, the riders will take a tour of the abandoned Kokkol mine. The path to it lies through similarly-named lake. Upon arrival, tourists will have the opportunity to examine in detail the old constructions of the mine, where miners had extracted tungsten at the beginning of the last century. Remains of the “Ford” car, carts, concentration plant, mining barracks, canteen, crusher and many other interesting objects may be used here as the exhibits of the open-air museum. It is obvious that this historical monument is also surrounded by the remarkable natural beauty of the Katon-Karagai national natural park.
Lower Camp – Rakhman springs. This day, riders will go to the south. The first part of the trip will pass through familiar places to Sarsenbay wintering. Here, after lunch, the road of travelers will turn to another popular place – Black Berel river. Finally, the long trip will end on the outskirts of the majestic Rakhman lake. Surrounded by high mountains on three sides, this lake impresses with the beauty of its brims. Age-old cedars and dark green fir-trees fringe its mirror surface. The local places are famous for their radon springs, which have been used by people for health purposes since ancient times. However, Rakhman lake itself is considered as dead. There is no fish or other living creatures there. If you want, you will be able to take a tour around the shores of this amazing pond for a small additional fee.
Rakhman springs – Berel. This is the last day of the horse journey. Leaving Rakhman lake group will go towards the village of Berel. After saying goodbye to horses, who have accompanied us for a long time, the expedition members will use vehicle. Ahead is a historical monument of Berel barrows. The international archaeological group has discovered the burial of the Saka nobility and many interesting household items decorated in the famous animal style in one of them. Museum has been built at the site of the discovery, within the walls of which the burial of the ancient rulers was reconstructed. Further path will lead travelers to the village of Katon-Karagay, where they will rest after a long journey through the wild environment.
Katon-Karagay – Ust-Kamenogorsk. It is a day of departure from the hospitable Katon-Karagay region. The car will take the tourists to Ust-Kamenogorsk city. This time it is the way to Vasilievsky pass through Bukhtarma reservoir. Using ferry, the group will cross the largest artificial reservoir in the East of Kazakhstan, created as a result of constructing several hydroelectric power stations on the Irtysh river. Further travelers will continue their way to the regional center on Samara highway. Mountain serpentine roads, wood gorges, grasslands, settlements, bizarre rocks and steppe flashes will follow guests throughout their journey. If we have time, quests will be able to visit the temple complex of Akbaur located near Ust-Kamenogorsk city, including ancient observatory and many writings and petroglyphs.
Ust-Kamenogorsk. The day is devoted to acquaintance with the administrative center of East Kazakhstan region. In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, tourists can go to Ust-Kamenogorsk HEP. The majestic dam, built in 1959, captivates the eye. This hydroelectric generating station supplies electricity to both the city and many objects of the region for many years. Under favorable weather conditions, tourists will have the opportunity to take a tour on a small boat on the Ust-Kamenogorsk reservoir. The next object of the visit will be the watersmeet of the two waterways of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers. There is also a memorial stele erected in memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. After lunch in “Caravan” café, travelers will visit the ethnic park, where they can see samples of military equipment of the past, observe the animals of East Kazakhstan region in the zoo, get into the national houses of the peoples inhabiting the region in the ethnic village. At the request, group will be able to make a trip to the shopping center to buy some souvenirs.
This is a day of preparations to leave and farewell to our esteemed guests.

Additional

  • Number of People in Group: 1 - 100
  • What to Take: Clothes for hot and cool weather, swimming accessories, backpack, tracking shoes, sunglasses, repellents, photo and video equipment, fishing gear, saddle lining.
  • Meal: Individual

Ust-Kamenogorsk city –Katon-Karagay village. Akkaynar (Chernovoe) village – Zhambas wood cordon – Maral lake – Zhaylau Zhaysanbay wood cordon – Yazev lake – Kokkol waterfall – Rakhman lake – Berel village – Katon-Karagay village – Ust-Kamenogorsk city.

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