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Tour to Shakpak-Ata and Sultan-Epe mosques

Historical sights of Mangyshlak

Holy and pilgrimage places of Mangyshlak

Sultan-epe and Shakpak-ata mosques, the famous shrines of Mangistau, places of pilgrimage and tourist attractions of the Mangyshlak peninsula. This tour is designed for one day and includes visiting these two unique places, as well as on the way to the mosques, we will see the natural sights of the Mangistau region. The tour to the mosques starts from the city of Aktau and passes through the desert area of the peninsula in comfortable 4x4 jeeps. Traveling to mosques is possible all year round, but the best time to travel here is spring and summer, in the second half of summer it is quite hot in these places, the most beautiful time is spring and the very beginning of summer.

The route of the pilgrimage to the shrines of Mangistau:

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

Detailed program of the pilgrimage to the mosques Shakpak ata and Sultan epe:

  • Distance of the route: 319 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: Spring. Summer, Autumn
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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