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Kazakhstan Tour: To the Pearl of North Tien-Shan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Kazakhstan  
Specialty Categories: Camping   Ecotourism  
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 550 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 900 US Dollar (USD)

-Destination: Almaty, “Medeo” sportcomplex(1700 m), “Butakovskiy” pass (2900 m), “Left Talgar” river, “Dmitriev” glacier, “Festival’niy” pass (4010 m), Djasyl-Kol’ lake (3116 m), “Ozerniy” pass (3507 m), Big Almaty Lake (2600 m).
-Trekking average per day: 5-6 hours.
-Heights overfall: 1700 – 4010 m.
-Complexity: 2nd level.
-Weather conditions: Average temperature in daytime +16°…+20°, in night +4°...+8°.
-Route description: The target of this trekking - the “pearl” of North Tien-Shan “Djasyl Kol” lake, which is located between Zailiyskiy and Kungey Alatau mountains on the height 3116 meters. It’s the unique beautiful natural phenomenon.The route to the lake lays on the pictorial gorge of Talgar river. Here you go trough coniferous forest and reach the alpine meadows which smoothly turns into the tundra. There beyond only eternal ice this formats glaciers. One of them called glacier of “Dmitriev” you will visit on the height 4010 meters. Come down from the glacier you will reach the target of this trekking – Djasyl-Kol lake. Taking rest on the beautiful lakeside, you will move to the last part of trekking – Big Almaty lake.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer by car Almaty –“Medeo” sportcomplex (1,5 hours). Crossing “Kim-Asar” river gorge - “Butakovskiy” pass (2900 m) - 3,5 hours. Descending to the gorge of “Left Talgar” river (2 hours). Overnight in the tents (Camp 1) on the height 2100 meters.

Day 2: Breakfast. Crossing up along the valley of “left Talgar” river to “Sunny Glade”(2700 m) - 5 hours. Overnight in the tents (Camp 2) on the height 2700 meters.

Day 3: Breakfast. Crossing “Sunny Glade” – “Dmitriev” glacier (3600 m) – 6 hours. Overnight in the tents (Camp 3) on the height 3600 meters.

Day 4: Breakfast. Rising to “Festival” pass (4010 m) - 2,5 hours. Descending from the pass on the left bank of Talgar river - 2,5 hours. Overnight in the tents (Camp 4) on the height 3300 meters.

Day 5: Breakfast. Crossing the river “Chong-Kemin” to the Djasyl-Kol lake (3116 m) - 3 hours. Overnight in the tents (Camp 5) on the height 3100 meters.

Day 6: Breakfast. Crossing the Djasyl-Kol lake - “Kel-Almaty’” river - “Ozerniy” pass(3507 m) - 5 hours. Overnight in the tents (Camp 6) on the height 3400 meters.

Day 7: Breakfast. Crossing “Ozerniy” pass (3507 m) – “Ozernaya” river Big Almaty Lake(2600 m) – 3 hours. Transfer by car to Almaty - 2 hours.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price Includes:
- Almaty-Medeo, Big Almaty lake, Almaty transport;
- Guide service;
- Entrance fees to National Parks territories;
- Tents rental;
- Camping outfit (plates and dishes, gas equipment);
- Kitchen-tent;
- Toilet-tent;
- Cook service;
- Meals (6 breakfasts, dinners, 7 lunch boxes);

Price Excludes:
- Accommodation in Almaty;
- Personal insurance;
- Porter service (back-pack and etc).