Unknown Altyn-Emel: Tours

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Altyn-Emel occupies a huge territory, more than 300 thousand hectares. In addition to specially protected areas and well-known tourist routes, Altyn-Emel has other natural places that are practically unknown to most tourists.

We offer you several routes to some out-of-the-way places. Go off the beaten track to discover unknown Altyn-Emel.

Altyn-Emel: Lake

"The Outskirts of Basshi Village" Tour

Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Distance: about 10 km

Transport: car, ATV

Route:

We will drive through the oases of the Basshi valley. People have lived in this area since ancient times, so there is a lot of evidence of their activities here.

Several mountain streams flow through the village of Basshi, which provide a favorable microclimate for the growth of trees, the habitation of wild and domestic animals, and irrigated agriculture. There are fish in the rivers, it is easy to catch a naked osman.

The trip includes:

  • the Ienkol ("Desolate Lake") water reservoir, which is home to many species of birds, herons can often be found there;

  • a small sandy canyon near a mountain stream;

  • a 300-year-old willow growing on a spring;

  • Zhambyl mausoleum of the 19th century;

  • a site with burial mounds of the Saka period;

  • the Russian village of Small Basshi, hidden in a dense grove;

  • sandy springs.

Altyn-Emel: 300-year-old willow
Altyn-Emel: sandy canyon
Altyn-Emel: sandy springs

"The Outskirts of Basshi Village" Tour Price

Arba Travel car + ATV

We provide:

  • one two-seater ATV, two motorcycle helmets

  • support car for 4-6 people

  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 80000

Arba Travel car

We provide:

  • offroad car for 4-6 people

  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 60000

Your car

We provide:

  • guide - employee of Arba Travel, who will take you along the route

Tour cost: KZT 30000

Altyn-Emel Mountains

"Birch Gorge" Tour

Duration: 3-4 hours

Distance: about 40 km drive and about 2 km walk

Transport: car, ATV

Route:

We will go up the country road through the valley - an ancient place of grazing of domestic animals and habitation of people - to a picturesque gorge in the Altyn-Emel mountain range.

The gorge is called Kaiyndy ("Birch") after the name of the river flowing through it.

To the left of the river are the Dolanaly ("Hawthorn") mountains.

A wonderful view of the valley opens up from the trail in the gorge.

The trip includes:

  • the Kaiyndy gorge, in which rare birds are found - eagles and hawks, bright green lizards and other representatives of the animal world, mushrooms and various species of plants of the region - juniper, Tien Shan birch, barberry, rose hips, etc., this is also a place for grazing livestock;
  • a walk along the gorge along the river with small waterfalls, during the hike it is necessary to walk the river from bank to bank on stones several times;
  • making tea over a fire of birch logs.
Altyn-Emel Tours
Altyn-Emel Mountains
Altyn-Emel Valley

"Birch Gorge" Tour Price

Arba Travel car + ATV

We provide:

  • one two-seater ATV, two motorcycle helmets

  • support car for 4-6 people

  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 100000

Arba Travel car

We provide:

  • offroad car for 4-6 people

  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 70000

Your car

We provide:

  • guide - employee of Arba Travel, who will take you along the route

Tour cost: KZT 35000

Uzynbulak Gorge

"Uzynbulak Gorge" Tour

Duration: 3-4 hours

Distance: about540 km drive and about 2 km walk

Transport: car, ATV

Route:

We will go up the country road through the valley - an ancient place of grazing of domestic animals and habitation of people - to a picturesque gorge in the Altyn-Emel mountain range.

The gorge is called Uzynbulak ("Long Brook") after the name of the river flowing through it.

A wonderful view of the valley opens up from the trail in the gorge.

The trip includes:

  • the Uzynbulak gorge, in which rare birds are found - eagles and hawks, bright green lizards and other representatives of the animal world, mushrooms and various species of plants of the region - juniper, Tien Shan birch, barberry, rose hips, etc., this is also a place for grazing livestock;
  • mysterious stone fences that cover relatively large areas near the river;
  • search for Bronze Age petroglyphs.
Altyn-Emel: stones
Altyn-Emel: stones
Uzynbulak Valley

"Uzynbulak Gorge" Tour Price

Arba Travel car + ATV

We provide:

  • one two-seater ATV, two motorcycle helmets
  • support car for 4-6 people
  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 120000

Arba Travel car

We provide:

  • offroad car for 4-6 people
  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 80000

Your car

We provide:

  • guide - employee of Arba Travel, who will take you along the route

Tour cost: KZT 50000

Altyn-Emel: springs

"Healing Springs" Tour

Duration: 3-4 hours

Distance: about 50 km drive and about 1 km walk

Transport: car

Route:

We will go up a country road through the valley - an ancient place for grazing domestic animals and habitation of people - to the Naizatapkan gorge in the Altyn-Emel mountain range.

"Naizatapkan" in Kazakh means "a spear was found here".

On the grassy slope of the gorge, streams flow from under two hills in different places, which have been considered healing since ancient times. The water of each stream has its own traditional medical purpose, some streams have signs with the names of the ailments that this water cures.

The place is revered by Muslims as sacred; men and women are advised to visit it at different times.

A wonderful view of the valley below opens up from the mountainside.

In the nearby gorge, petroglyphs from the Bronze and Early Iron Ages are found on rock outcrops. There are also remains of ancient dwellings and buildings.

The trip includes:

  • Naizatapkan healing springs;

  • search for petroglyphs on patinated rocks.

Naizatapkan Gorge
Naizatapkan Springs
Naizatapkan Springs

"Healing Springs" Tour Price

Arba Travel car

We provide:

  • offroad car for 4-6 people

  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 80000

Your car

We provide:

  • guide - employee of Arba Travel, who will take you along the route

Tour cost: KZT 40000

Altyn-Emel: Petroglyphs

"Katutau Petroglyphs" Tour

Duration: 3-4 hours

Distance: about 50 km drive and about 1 km walk

Transport: car

Route:

We will visit the gallery of ancient man's art - rock paintings of the Bronze and early Iron Ages in the Katutau mountains.

Approximately half of the route runs along an asphalt road, and the other half - along dirt roads of narrow gorges of the Katutau mountains, which have many rock outcrops that were used by our distant ancestors as a basis for drawing in a special way. Therefore, these drawings have survived to this day, and we can see them directly in the places where they were made. Also in these places, ancient burial grounds, stone piles, which served as signs, are found everywhere.

The trip includes:

  • petroglyphs in the Katutau mountains.

Altyn-Emel: Petroglyphs
Altyn-Emel: Petroglyphs
Katutau Petroglyphs

"Katutau Petroglyphs" Tour Price

Arba Travel car

We provide:

  • offroad car for 4-6 people

  • driver-guide

Tour cost: KZT 80000

Your car

We provide:

  • guide - employee of Arba Travel, who will take you along the route

Tour cost: KZT 45000

Cars

Trips along the routes of the "Unknown Altyn-Emel" tours are carried out on off-road vehicles Pinzgauer with high cross-country ability.

The legendary Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer is an Austrian military off-road vehicle with a fascinating story behind. You will hardly see it on Kazakhstan roads - Pinzgauer has become a unique rarity, but it still surprises with its simplicity, functionality and powerful all-terrain qualities.

Pinzgauer 4x4 is a rare military off-road vehicle that has been tested in the Andes, Sahara and beyond the Arctic Circle.

Difficult road conditions are no problem for this vehicle. Thanks to the special chassis design, the ground clearance is more than 40 centimeters. The Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer car has been produced since 1967 to this day. It is distinguished by its reliability, unpretentiousness and maintainability.

Pinzgauer 4x4 seats up to 5 passengers (4 seats in the cabin + 1 seat next to the driver).

The other Pinzgauer 4x4 seats up to 9 passengers (8 seats in the cabin + 1 seat next to the driver).

The seats in the cabin are located opposite each other, there are side windows that open on both sides.

Pinzgauer 6x6 seats up to 8 passengers (7 seats in the cabin + 1 seat next to the driver). All seats in the cabin are located in the direction of travel of the car; there are side windows that open on both sides. The car has an outdoor pull-out unit with a sink.

Altyn-Emel: 4x4
Altyn-Emel: 4x4
Altyn-Emel: 4x4
Altyn-Emel: 4x4
Altyn-Emel: 4x4
Altyn-Emel: 4x4
Altyn-Emel: offroad car
Altyn-Emel: offroad car
Altyn-Emel: offroad car
Arba Travel

Arba Travel offers accommodation and tourist services in the Altyn-Emel National Park.

Caravansarai Campsite
Kazakh Yurt

We are based in the village of Basshi near the central office of the Altyn-Emel National Park.

We have our own tourist transport and the largest Caravansarai campsite with caravans, yurt and guesthouse in the village of Basshi.

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