Trip to Mangystau
How to go to Mangyshlak Peninsula –
Mangyshlak travel guide –
This tour of Mangystau (Mangyshlak Peninsula) is designed for 5 days and 4 nights. The tour includes visits to such attractions as: Karagie depression, Zhanaozen city, mount Bokty, Boszhira tract, Mount Naizatau, Tuzbair salt marsh, Aktau city. Overnight stays according to the program, except for the city of Aktau, take place in tent camps, since there is almost no tourist infrastructure in the region where we will travel. We take all the necessary equipment with us, and we move at least two 4x4 vehicles of high cross-country capability.
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5 days, 4 nights
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Aktau at 08.00. On this day, we will travel most of the route and visit places such as the Karagie depression (minus 132 meters below sea level), the Karakia depression. In the Karakia depression, we will visit a radon spring in which you can swim at will. Then we go to the village of Senek, the city of Zhanaozen, Mount Bokty, the Boszhira tract. Lunch is on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents in the Boszhira tract.
Breakfast at the campground. Walking (6 km) to a panoramic point in the Boszhira tract, from here a fantastic view of the tract opens. Here it is necessary to be extremely careful and attentive, since the height of the ledge on which we will be located is 80 meters, it is forbidden to approach close to the edge of the cliff. Dinner. Then move to other panoramic points of the Boszhira tract, and then move to Mount Naizatau. Dinner and overnight in tents near the mountain.
Breakfast. Walking tour (5 km) in the vicinity of Mount Naizatau, to further spherical nodules (stone round formations of unknown origin), if we are lucky we can see wild mountain mouflons here. Then transfer to the Tuzbair salt marsh, visit local panoramic points, if there is not enough time, we will do it the next day. Lunch is on the way. Dinner and overnight in tents on the Tuzbair salt marsh
Breakfast. On this day we are traveling through the Tuzbair salt marsh and its surroundings, on this day we have a paleontological excursion, we will look for ancient fossils, teeth of ancient sharks and prints of ancient mollusks (everything here can be found in abundance and left as a souvenir). This is a free day, it is possible that our camp will be in this place for two nights in a row, if we do not decide to change the location.
Breakfast. Free time until lunch. Walking in the vicinity of the Tuzbair salt marsh. Dinner. Transfer to the city of Aktau. The end of the program.