Trekking in Katon Karagai national park /12 days/
Katon Karagai National Park is situated in the eastern part of Kazakhstan, near the border with China and Russia. It covers a substantial area in the Altai Mountains region. The park is known for its location in the Altai Mountains, a range that spans across Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Altai Mountains are characterized by their rugged terrain, alpine meadows, and pristine landscapes.
- Category: Cultural and Adventure tours
- Available: May to October
- Duration: 12 day, 11 night
- Destination: East part of Kazakhstan
A knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany the group throughout the journey, proficient in Chinese, English, or Russian languages. The guide, a native Kazakh, possesses in-depth local knowledge and is well-equipped to handle any requests, ensuring that your holiday becomes an unforgettable experience.
For maximum comfort during touring days, the trip includes high-level, latest model, air-conditioned private 4WD vehicles. This ensures a smooth and enjoyable travel experience as you explore the diverse landscapes of Kazakhstan.
Dining experiences in Kazakhstan will feature fine American, European, and Central Asian cuisine at reputable restaurants. The country's diet, centered around mutton, beef, rice, and noodles, will form the basis of your meals. However, trail rations may include a variety of items such as vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese, and, on occasion, yak!
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE
|Group size||1 pax||2-3 pax||4-6 pax||7-9 pax||10-12 pax||13-15 pax||More than 16 pax|
|No||Include service||Exclude service||Include service of Meals|
|1||Vehicle with a driver.||Items of personal nature||Lunch, Dinner|
|2||English speaking guide||Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry||Per day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/|
|3||Airport shuttle||Travel and insurance||One time Kazakh traditional food /Bes barmaq/|
|4||Lunch, Dinner||International transportation|
|6||Accommodation/Tourist camps and Hotel/||Optional activities|
|7||Domestic flight tickets||Single supplement /For Hotel or Tourist camp/|
|8||Gratuity for the tour team|
Day 1: Arrival in Almaty
Welcome to Almaty, the gateway to your exciting trekking adventure! Upon your arrival, a comfortable transfer will take you to your hotel, providing a welcoming space to check-in and unwind after your journey.
Take the opportunity to rest and recharge, preparing for the upcoming trekking expedition. Later, engage in a briefing session with your experienced trekking guide. During this informative meeting, you'll receive essential details about the trek, safety guidelines, and any additional information to ensure a smooth and enjoyable adventure.
As the anticipation builds, get ready to embark on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes that await you. Your trekking adventure begins here in Almaty, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Kazakhstan's natural beauty.
Day 2: Almaty to Katon-Karagay National Park
Embark on the next leg of your trekking adventure with a flight from Almaty to Uskemen city, followed by a scenic drive to the pristine wilderness of Katon-Karagay National Park.
Upon your arrival in the park, be welcomed by local trekking guides who will accompany you on this immersive journey. Begin the trek towards the first campsite, where the beauty of nature unfolds with each step. The trail introduces you to the diverse landscapes, from lush meadows to dense forests and pristine rivers.
As you reach the chosen campsite, set up camp amid the natural splendor, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wilderness. The night in this tranquil setting promises an authentic connection with nature, allowing you to rest under the starlit sky and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead in Katon-Karagay National Park.
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Day 3-10: Trekking Exploration
Embark on a series of daily trekking excursions that promise to unveil the diverse landscapes of Katon-Karagay National Park. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders as you trek through lush meadows, traverse dense forests, and follow the course of pristine rivers.
The journey extends beyond the bounds of nature, providing opportunities to visit local nomadic settlements and engage with the warm hospitality of the Kazakh people. Witness their traditional way of life and share in cultural exchanges that add depth to your trekking experience.
Marvel at the stunning views of the Altai Mountains, where every vantage point reveals a new facet of the majestic scenery. Each day, set up camp in different locations within the park, offering a unique perspective and connection with the surrounding wilderness.
These daily trekking excursions promise not only physical adventure but also a cultural immersion and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty that defines Katon-Karagay National Park.
|Distance||Route||Horce riding duration||Accommodation||Food|
|25km||Mountain road||5 hours||Camping/Tent/||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 11: Return to Almaty
Conclude your exhilarating trekking tour in Katon-Karagay National Park and embark on a journey back to Almaty, bringing with you the memories of the diverse landscapes and cultural encounters.
Upon your return to Almaty, check into your hotel, providing a comfortable haven to relax and reflect on the experiences of your trekking adventure. Whether it's unwinding in the comforts of your accommodation or relishing the vibrant atmosphere of Almaty, this marks the end of your trekking expedition.
As evening falls, you have the option to explore Almaty further, discovering its cultural sites, indulging in local cuisine, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll through its charming streets. This optional exploration offers a fitting conclusion to your journey, allowing you to immerse yourself once more in the vibrant energy of Kazakhstan's largest city.
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Day 12: Departure
Embrace a leisurely free time, granting you the flexibility to indulge in last-minute shopping, explore Almaty's charming corners, or simply savor the ambiance of the city at your own pace.
As the day unfolds, relish the opportunity to gather any souvenirs or mementos that capture the essence of your time in Almaty. Whether it's local crafts, traditional treasures, or unique finds, this free time allows you to curate a collection of memories from your journey.
Later, a convenient transfer will be arranged to take you to the airport, ensuring a seamless and stress-free departure. Bid farewell to Almaty, carrying with you the echoes of its beauty, the warmth of its culture, and the fulfillment of a remarkable trekking adventure in the heart of Kazakhstan.