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Tour to Shakpak-Ata Mosque

Pilgrimage on Mangyshlak to the holy places

Sacred and sacred places of Mangistau

Shakpak-Ata Mosque, carved into the rock, is also considered an underground mosque, a sacred place in Kazakhstan, a place of pilgrimage for believers from all over the world, a sacred place and a place of power. The mosque is open from morning to evening until sunset, after nightfall the mosque is closed, so you need to visit it in the daytime. The mosque is quite spacious, carved into the rock, in the mosque lived wars, a Sufi, a holy man whose name was Shakpak-ata, he also built this mosque. The mosque is located in the desert area of the Mangistau region, here you will not meet crowds of tourists, the places are quite secluded. You can meet pilgrims in the mosque, so dress code must be observed here, do not come to the mosque in short skirts, open short shorts, etc.
GPS coordinates of Shakpak-Ata Mosque: N44°26.27" E51°09.675"

The route of the pilgrimage to the Shakpak-ata mosque:

Aktau - Akshukur village - Kashkar-ata mazars - Karamandy village - Esmambet-ata necropolis (XVIII - XIX centuries) - Tauchik village - Shakpak-ata underground mosque (X - XIII centuries) - Sultan-ape underground mosque (IX - XII centuries)

  • Distance of the route: 292 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: весна, лето, осень
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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