Just thinking about the Great Silk Road it makes everyone to imagine caravans consisting of camels loaded with silks, treasure, and eastern spices, horsemen and messengers, drivers and dervishes, as well as the thousands of horses and sheep moved by the herdsmen to sales area with clouds of dust. The Great Silk Road will be glad to welcome you as highly appreciated guests on its open spaces, and reward everyone with its friendly embrace. Adventures begun!
QAZWAY representative will meet guests in Shymkent. After loading all the baggage onto the comfortable minibuses, we will go to eat at one of the local cafes to taste the dishes of national cuisine. After that, transfer to the Sairam-Ugam State National Park, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural sites of Kazakhstan - Sairamsu, from which everyone can enjoy picturesque views of the highest point - Sairam Peak, 4238 m.
Upon arrival, we will unload, take all the baggage, and on foot, for half an hour, move to the site of our tourist camp. It is expected that there a tent will be put up, rest, walking around the neighborhood, and after preparing for this tourist dinner.
After dinner, you need to put your alarms at 06:30 am, go to bed early and have a good rest, because tomorrow HIKING will start! We will spend the night in tents, under the light of bright southern stars! They are incredibly many here, they are very close and incredibly beautiful, and their mysterious and warm flickering pacifies, and calls for sleep!
Early in the morning, we will throw ourselves into good spirits, have breakfast, take our backpacks full of sandwiches for a picnicky dinner, water, warm clothes and a raincoat, and at 08:00 am we have therefore started the journey! From now on, the day promises to be dynamic. We will walk along the broad Kergela gorge, densely noisy due to the current of the mountain river, with the about 8 km one way and rise to the Tomengi Lower Lake.
The climate here can change several times a day, so warm clothes and a raincoat with gloves in your backpack will be very handy! In total for a day we have to overcome about 16 km. It will be necessary to try very hard, and we believe in you! On the way, you will have the opportunity to admire the amazing mountain peaks and landscapes.
On the bank of the Tomengi Lake we will make a halt, get a fire, make tea and have lunch, rest, talk, and make a photo for memory!
After the halt, we will set off on the return trip to the tent camp. Here we will rest, sweat in the Saki bathhouse on the bank of a mountain river, have dinner, and have fun at a hot campfire. Adventure continues!
Our adventure continues! And this morning, immediately after breakfast, we will continue our hikes, and we will go to the Solnechny Pass, from which you can see the Peaks of Sairam, Igla, the 20th Anniversary of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, the Dinosaur Ridge and the Sazan-Ata Gorge.
At the top of the pass we make a halt, have a snack, and make plenty of pictures! Then we will descend the mountain paths from the Sunny Pass to the Sairam Gorge, and rounding the foot of the pass we will return to the camp for lunch. Upon returning, we will collect tents and hiking outfit, lunch, and prepare for the departure. Then transfer to the hotel and rest in cozy rooms, swimming in a warm pool and a hot bath! And in the evening, at dinner, our friendly team will warmly and joyfully celebrate your adventure trip! And in the evening, at supper, we will celebrate your adventure trip with all our friendly team in a cheerful atmosphere.
Today ends your journey through the expanses of the sunny and hospitable south of Kazakhstan - a country where you will always be welcome! You say goodbye to the vast expanses of the Great Silk Road, go to Shymkent airport, and return home! As they say in Kazakhstan – Қош келдіңіз! What is translated from Kazakh as Welcome! And we tell you – to our next meetings, friends!
*Planning another route of returning home from Shymkent - inform us in advance please!
- Transport along the route (buses, minibuses, cars).
- All excursion programs, with a guide and a driver. The entrance fee for excursion objects and the territory of the National Park.
- Accommodation along the whole route.
- Catering throughout the route.
- Transfer from Shymkent to Turkestan and back, and to the airport.
- Guide services in the hike.
- Accommodation not indicated in the program.
- Meals not indicated in the program.
- Visa support and registration on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, if required.
- Life Insurance.
- Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program
- Everything that is not indicated in the "What's included" section.