Two-day trips in Almaty Province

Two-day trips in Almaty Province

Enjoy the variety of the Almaty region

You travel with a guide-driver for two days in the province of Almaty, with start and finish in that city. (A finish at the Almaty airport is also possible).
This part of Kazakhstan has a great diversity of landscapes, which you can partly experience in these two days.
There are some variations possible. You can choose to include the Altyn Emel Nature Park in the program, a landscape of semi-desert north of the Kapachagai lake and the Ili River. In summer it’s pretty hot. Or Charyn Canyon, often a part of any three-day tour in this area. The Kolsai Lakes and also Temerlik Canyon are good options as well, and last but not least the spectacular route through the mountains across the Assy Plateau and through the Turgen Valley.
In the “program” tab, we have developed four variations.

Route 1

Almaty-Altyn Emel National Park-Almaty
Total distance: approx. 700 kms from which 210 kms off-road
Day 1: Departure from Almaty.
Transfer to Altyn-Emel pass 240 km, 3.5 hours.
Lunch at a roadside café.
Transfer to Basshy village. Buying tickets to the Altyn-Emel national Park.
Transfer to the Singing Barkhan.
Walking around the Singing Barkhan 2hours.
Transfer into the hotel near Basshy village 30min.
Rest. Shower. Supper. Sleep.
Day 2:
Transfer to the Aktau Mountains (1.5 hours).
Dirt road. Walking around the mountains for 2 hours.
Return to the guest house.
Lunch at the guest house.
Return to Almaty Total time 5.5 hours including stops.

Route 2

Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Kolsai Lakes-Almaty
Total distance: approx. 600 kms from which 100 kms off-road
Day 1: Departure from Almaty.
Transfer to the Bayseit village, 2.5 hours.
Lunch at a roadside café.
Transfer to the Charyn canyon, 1 hour.
Walking around the Charyn canyon, 2 hours.
Transfer to the Saty willage, 3 hour.
Stop for a night at the guest house in the Sati village.
Rest. Russian sauna. Supper. Sleep.
Day 2: Waking up, full breakfast.
Transfer to the Kolsay lake, 50 min. Dirt road.
Walking around the lake for 2 hours.
Return to Sati. Lunch at the guest house.
Transfer to Kaindy lake 1.15 hours. Dirt road.
Walking around the lake for 2 hours.
Return to Almaty 6 hours including stops, there will be a stop at the Baiseit village for a light meal.

Route 3

Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Temerlik Canyon-Almaty
Total distance: approx. 430 kms from which 70 kms off-road
Day 1: Departure from Almaty in the morning.
Transfer to the Bayseit village, 2.5 hours.
Lunch at a roadside café.
Transfer to the canyon Charyn, 1 hour.
Walking around the canyon Charyn 2 hours.
Transfer to the canyon Temirlik, 2 hours.
Camping. Walking. Rest. Bonfire. Supper. Sleep.
Day 2:
Waking up, breakfast.
Walking to the crossing of Temirlik and Charyn rivers.
Lunch in the camp.
Collecting camp.
Transfer to the canyon which is named “Grand Canyon” and visiting “Yellow Canyon”. Return to Almaty 4 hours including stops, there will be a stop at the Baiseit village for a light meal.

Route 4

Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Assy Plateau-Almaty
Total distance: approx. 400 kms from which 120 kms off-road
Day 1: Departure from Almaty in the morning.
Transfer to the Bayseit village, 2.5 hours.
Lunch at a roadside café.
Transfer to the Charyn canyon, 1 hour.
Walking around the Charyn canyon, 2 hours.
Transfer to the Bartagoy reservoir to the starting point of the climbing to the Assy plateau, and then to a picturesque place in the trees shadow near the Assy river 3 hours.
Camping. Walking. Rest. Bonfire. Supper. Sleep.
Day 2:
Waking up, breakfast.
Collecting camp.
Crossing the Assy plateau and transfer to the descent to the Turgen valley, 5 hours. Lunch on the Assy plateau.
Stop not far from Medvezhiy waterfall, in the Turgen valley. Excursion to the waterfall, 1.5 hours. Light lunch.
Return to Almaty.

Route 1 (Almaty-Altyn Emel National Park-Almaty)
Price at two persons is €275 p.p., at four persons €175 p.p. Please write us for other group sizes. All cost outside Almaty included except for alcoholic drinks.

Route 2 (Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Kolsai Lakes-Almaty)
Price at two persons is €260 p.p., at four persons €165 p.p. Please write us for other group sizes. All cost outside Almaty included except for alcoholic drinks.

Route 3 (Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Temerlik Canyon-Almaty)
Price at two persons is €225 p.p., at four persons €140 p.p. Please write us for other group sizes. All cost outside Almaty included except for alcoholic drinks.

Route 4 (Almaty-Charyn Canyon-Assy Plateau-Almaty)
Price at two persons is €290 p.p., at four persons €190 p.p. Please write us for other group sizes. All cost outside Almaty included except for alcoholic drinks.

In all cases a fee of €15 per booking (i.e. not per person) for the Dutch Guarantee Fund GGTO will be added.

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PLACE

Almaty and Province

DATES

April-November

PRICE

from €140 and €225 p.p. at resp. four and two persons

LENGTH

 2 days

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