Altyn-Emel National Park offers three main touristic routes:

1. Singing Dune (marked in yellow on the map)

2. Saka burial mounds of Besshatyr (marked in green)

3. Aktau and Katutau mountains (marked in red)

For Routes 1 (Singing Dune) and 3 (Aktau Mountains), you have to enter the national park ONLY via the Basshi village, with a pass issued either at the central office in Basshi, or remotely by the following numbers:

+77079390039, +77778019670 (payment via Kaspi Bank app)

For Route 2 (Besshatyr), you can enter the national park ONLY via Checkpoint 1 near the Shengeldy village, with a pass issued remotely.

You cannot drive across the central territory of the national park as it is a conservation area. Tourists can only follow Routes 1 and 3 (Singing Dune and Aktau Mountains) coincidently.

Route 2 (Besshatyr) is available separately.

Arba Travel

Arba Travel offers transfers and sightseeing tours along all the main routes of the Altyn-Emel National Park.

Singing Dune

The most popular route is the Singing Dune, one of the 7 wonders of Kazakhstan >>>

Besshatyr Mounds

The most unusual route is the Besshatyr burial mounds, the royal necropolis of the Saka era >>>

Aktau Mountains

The farthest route is the cretaceous mountains of Aktau, the dried-up bottom of an ancient ocean >>>

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