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Tour to the mounds of Besshatyr

Tourist trips in Almaty region

Traveling to the natural attractions of the Almaty-Emel park

Besshatyr-mounds, ancient places of power, are located in the Altyn-Emel park near the city of Almaty. This tour is for 3 days and 2 nights. The mounds are located on a plain in a very beautiful place in the Almaty region, this place is also famous for its natural attractions. The mounds are large mounds of stones piled in a heap, the mounds are quite large, there are smaller mounds nearby, and there are also installed stone menhirs. On this trip, we will visit such attractions of the park as: the city of Konaev (Kapshagai), the Terekty gorge, the Terekty rock paintings, the Ili River, the Singing Dune (Dune), the Katutau Mountains, the Aktau Mountains, etc. The trip is made on comfortable 4x4 jeeps, we will live in guest houses along the route, if you wish, you can live in your base camp, but for this we will need to take all the necessary equipment, tents, sleeping bags, a field kitchen, etc.
GPS coordinates: 43°55′22″N 78°12′38″E

The route of the trip to the Altyn-Emel National Park to the mounds of Besshatyr:

Almaty – Kunaev city (Kapshagay) – Besshatyr barrows – Terekty gorge (petroglyphs) – Ili river – Shengeldy settlement – Saryozek settlement – Altyn-Emel pass – Basshi settlement – Altyn-Emel national park – Singing dune – Katu tau mountains – Aktau mountains – Almaty

  • Distance of the route: 901 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: Spring, Summer, Autum
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 3 days. 2 nights

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