Mount Sherkala on Mangyshlak
Jeep tour from Almaty and Aktau to Mount Sherkala, Mangistau -
Unusual natural formations of the Mangystau region -
Sherkala is a huge mountain on the Mangyshlak peninsula, a natural landmark of the region, a mysterious, incredible and unique natural formation. The mountain has a height of 377 meters, which is quite high and impressive for the surrounding area of the Mangyshlak peninsula. The mountain can be seen from afar, and a country road leads to the mountain. Sherkala in translation from the Turkic language means "Liva Fortress". In the area of Mount Sherkala there are round balls, unknown spherical stone formations (round stone nodules), there is no exact data on how these round formations appeared or formed, there is only one hypothesis.
How to get there, visit -
Mount Sherkala is located in the Mangystau region, Mangyshlak peninsula, Kurturmas tract, 1.7 kilometers from the settlement of Kyzylkala and 16 kilometers from the village of Shetpe.
GPS coordinates: N44°15'17" E52°00'22"
Mount Sherkala is a Table Mountain, the length of the mountain is 800 meters, the width is 500 meters, the perimeter of the mountain is 2500 meters. The southern part of the mountain has a pronounced elevation, it is possible to climb the mountain along one of the canyons with special equipment. Mount Sherkala is a unique natural attraction of Mangyshlak, on the one hand, the mountain looks like a Kazakh yurt, as well as the mountain looks like a UFO (flying saucer). Traveler and researcher Taras Shevchenko described the mountain after his visit to Mangyshlak, there are also his sketches of Mount Sherkala. A geodesic pyramid of the 1st class is installed on the highest point of the mountain.
Mount Sherkala on the Mangyshlak peninsula, Mangystau region