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"Pursuant to the nomads" AUTHOR'S TOUR

"Pursuant to the nomads" AUTHOR'S TOUR

Assy Plateau and Charyn Canyon 2 Days Tour

This tour is the best opportunity to get acquainted with the diversity of nature in Kazakhstan in 2 days. The program was designed specifically for people seeking solitude with wildlife.

The road through the Assy Plateau is a heavy off-road that crosses 3 climatic zones from alpine meadows to steppes and semi-deserts. A tourist bus and unprepared transport will not go here. The change of landscapes and height differences are very intense and make the two-day tour unique.
2 Days
From: 207$
Itinerary complexity
  • We will drive 2500 kilometers in a comfortable off-roader
  • Go on a hike to the Kairaksky waterfall of Turgen
  • Visit the Observatory at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level
  • Capture grazing horses against the background of snow-capped peak
  • Go to a real Yurt on the Assy plateau
  • Meet modern nomads
  • We will spend a night at an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level
  • We will find a thousand years old cave paintings
  • We will travel 80 km cross-country
  • And see the red rocks
  • Take a picture of Bartogai Lake
Day 1
Day 1
Almaty / Turgen waterfall / Assy Plateau
7:30 a.m. An off-road vehicle with a guide meets you at the hotel or in any place convenient for you. After meeting we start our trip. Turgensky waterfall Kairaksky is the first place of destination. The journey from Almaty takes approximately 1.5 hours.

9 a.m. Start a 5-hour hike to the waterfall. At the waterfall we have a snack and rest for 1 hour. Guide takes lunch boxes with for lunch.

12 p.m. Return to the SUV.

3 p.m. We leave to the clouds. From the Turgen Gorge we rise to a height of 2600 m above sea, where the observatory is located. We take photos, enjoy the smells of alpine herbs and drive on.

4 p.m. We go to the guest house in the middle of the Plateau. The road from the observatory takes about 1 hour off-road.

5 p.m. We check into the guest house. Before dinner, you have the opportunity to take a walk and capture herds of sheep and herds of horses on a background of snow-capped peaks.

7 p.m. Dinner at the guest house. Watching the stars.
Day 2
Day 2
Assy Plateau / Bartogai / Almaty
7 a.m. The second day begins with a hearty breakfast and a visit to the yurts of local nomads.

8 a.m. We pack our things and leave. Our next stop is red rocks and petroglyphs. The road passes through alpine meadows and mountain serpentines and takes about 3 hours. Do not hide your cameras, the road is very picturesque.

11 a.m. Stop on the red rocks near the river. Here we find petroglyphs and walk around the area. We have lunch near the river. Guide will cook kebabs for lunch.

2 p.m. We continue our off-road path to the Bartogai reservoir.

4 p.m. We stop at the Bartogay reservoir. The guide will make for you herbal tea and you have time to enjoy the scenery.

5 p.m. Returning to Almaty, the road from the reservoir takes about 2.5 hours.

9 p.m. The guide takes you to the hotel or any place convenient for you in the city.

Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire
✓ Rent an all-wheel drive SUV
✓ Fuel
✓ Services of an English-speaking guide / driver
✓ Accommodation according to the program (double occupancy)
✓ Meals according to the program
✓ Entrance tickets to national parks
✓ Tasting "Kurt" and "Kumys"
✓ 1.5 liters of water per person per day
✓ International flights
✓ Medical insurance
✓ Personal expenses not indicated in the program
✓ Visa support
✓ Single hotel accommodation (+40$ per person)
✓ Alcoholic drinks
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What to take with?
  • Comfortable waterproof shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Long pants and a long sleeve shirt
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect spray
  • Medication
  • Passport
Which SUV will take us?
For groups up to 6 people we use Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Sequoya, Nissan Patrol. For groups more than 6 people, prepared for off-road Hyundai Starex, Mitsubishi Rosa.
Is the internet available while traveling?
Every evening, Internet will be available at the hotel or guest house. Your guide will distribute the Internet during the ride and you can use it wherever possible.
Is vegetarian food possible?
By prior arrangement, it is possible to order vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten-free foods.
Is this tour suitable for children?
We recommend going on this tour from 5 years old. We had experience organizing this tour for a 7 month old baby.
Can I download this route for this tour?
We will send a program by email after booking.
I travel alone, can I join a group?
We only organize private tours and do not collect groups. In any case, write to us and we will try to help you.
How does payment work?
You can pay the full amount when booking a tour on our website. Or by prior arrangement, you can pay 10% of the cost as a prepayment via PayPal, and pay the balance in cash on the day of the tour.
Can I change the program?
We are pleased to change the program for you to make it even more individual, please contact us by e-mail.
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