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Desert tour of Mangyshlak

Photo tour of Mangistau

Jeep tours on the Ustyurt plateau

A tour of Mangistau (Mangyshlak), a peninsula, a desert, boundless sing washed by the waters of the Caspian Sea, includes 8 days of travel in comfortable jeeps. There is incredible nature here, it is especially beautiful here in spring and early summer, the area is filled with colors. Our journey through Mangyshlak begins in the city of Aktau, which is located on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Further, according to the program, we will have an excursion in the city of Fort Shevchenko, from the city we will go to the Zhygylgan tract, the Sultan-Epe canyon, along the famous Ustyurt plateau. Next, we will visit such natural and architectural sights as: the Shakpk-ata underground mosque, and the Torysh tract, where we will see stone balls, or stone pearls of Mangistau. Further along the way we will visit Sherkala mountain, Kokal valley (tract), Airakty mountains and tract, Karatau mountains, Bokty mountain, Shopan-ata underground mosque, Boszhira valley (tract), Zhanaozen city, etc.

The route of the tour through the deserts of Mangyshlak:

Almaty - Aktau - Fort Shevchenko city - Tubezhik necropolis - Zhygylgan tract - Karagashty aulie and Ushtam necropolises (XVI - IX centuries) - Sultan epe canyon - Shakpak ata mosque - Shakpakatasai chalk canyon - Kapamsay canyon - Torysh tract - Mount Sherkala - the Kokala tract - the Akmyshtau valley - the medieval city of Kyzylkala - the chalk mountains Airakty and Ktayrakty - Akmyshtau - Mount Tomalak - the Eastern Karatau mountains - Zharmysh - Sauskan sands - the Shopan ata mosque - the Ulkenkuduk monument - the Tuesu sands - Mount Bokty - the Boszhira tract - the Akkurpa tract - Baysary tract - Kamysty depression - Zhanaozen city - Aktau

Detailed tour program day by day on the Tupkaragan Peninsula and the Ustyurt Plateau:

  • Distance of the route: 1085 km
  • Season time: Summer time
  • Best time: Spring
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 9 days, 8 nigts

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