Altyn-Emel National Park

LEGENDS OF GENGHIS KHAN

Golden Saddle and Singing Dune

Dzhungarian Mountains

TRAIL OF SAKA NOMADS

Petroglyphs and Necropolis 1000 BC

Jetysu Valley

ANCIENT OCEAN BOTTOM

Multicolored Mountains and Ancient Volcano Remains

Welcome toAltyn-Emel National Park

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Unique Landscape

Desert in Altyn-Emel Park

Most of the Altyn-Emel National Park territory is occupied by desert and semi-desert areas interspersed with green oases >>>

Ili River in Altyn-Emel

The hot and dry desert of Altyn-Emel neighbors the green floodplain of the Ili river, which flows into the Kapchagai reservoir >>>

Dzhungarian Alatau in Altyn-Emel

The desert climate of Altyn-Emel is formed by the spurs of Dzhungarian Alatau, which frame the park from the north and west >>>

The Altyn-Emel National Park is located in the very heart of Jetysu, in the Ili depression, between the Ili River and the mountains of Dzhungarian Alatau >>>

Altyn-Emel logoThe Altyn-Emel State National Natural Park ranks third among the national parks in the republic by territory (13 in total), and the second - in the Almaty region (after the Zhongar-Alatau National Park).

UNESCOIn 2017, the Altyn-Emel National Park was awarded the international status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, to preserve the unique nature and rare animals >>>

Snow Leopard in Dzhungarian Alatau Mountains

Diverse Fauna and Flora

Gazelle in Altyn-Emel

Gazelles, argali, kulans, Przewalski's horse and other animals listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan found shelter and protection in the Altyn-Emel Park >>>

Tulipa Alberti in Altyn-Emel

Many representatives of the local flora (Albert's Tulip, Kolpakovsky's Iridodictium, Vitaly's Columbine) are rare and endemic species >>>

Great Monuments of Nature and Culture

Aktau Mountains Kazakhstan

The Singing Dune, the multi-coloured Aktau mountains, and the Katutau ancient volcano are real wonders of nature, the main landmarks of the Altyn-Emel National Park >>>

Balbal in Altyn-Emel

These historical artifacts are the evidence of the Bronze Age and the era of the powerful Saka nomadic tribes which inhabited the territory of Altyn-Emel in the 1st millennium BC >>>

How to get to Altyn-Emel?

The Almaty-Kapchagai-Saryozek highway leads to the Altyn-Emel National Park, then turn towards the village of Basshi, where the central office of the national park is located. Learn more >>>

Operating Hours and Seasons

The Altyn-Emel National Park is normally open year round, daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, unless otherwise provided by relevant regulations.

Fees and Park Regulations

Per person - KZT 1090 per day, youth 6 and under are admitted free. Per vehicle - KZT 200 per day. The Altyn-Emel National Park is a protected natural area. Learn more >>>

Lodging & Dining

There are several lodging and dining facilities in the Altyn-Emel National Park, as well as camping places. Learn more >>>

Travel Advisory

Mind the things to take, outfit to wear, and security measures to get ready for your trip to Altyn-Emel. Learn more >>>

Excursion Tours

Singing Dune

Legends of Genghis Khan

Besshatyr Necropolis

Trail of Saka Nomads

Aktau Mountains

Ancient Ocean Bottom
Places To See in Altyn-Emel

All the sights of the Altyn-Emel National Park that are worth seeing >>>

Motorbike Tours in Altyn-Emel

ATV, motorcycle tours, camping and guided caravanning in Altyn-Emel >>>

Altyn-Emel Tours

4WD tourist buses, legendary military vehicles Pinzgauer 4WD and 6WD >>>

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