Tour Lost World of Aral sea, Aralsk city, Kombash lake, Kazalinsk, Karateren villages
Organization of travel in the Kyzylorda region and the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. Exploration of the island of Barsakelmes and its visit. Excursion to the ship graveyard on the Aral Sea. All the most interesting, unforgettable and exciting, you will find traveling in this region, the area is semi-desert, so be prepared for hot weather.
Factors that caused the disaster in the Aral Sea:
ignoring the historical and natural features of the area;
improper agricultural planning, lack of water resources;
maximum use of water-intensive crops of rice and cotton;
non-compliance with agrotechnical measures for land development and inefficient use of water;
errors in the use of natural resources and the lack of scientific justification for its development.
These facts led to an ecological crisis in the ecosystem of the Aral Sea. These cases have become known throughout the world as human errors. The current environmental disaster in the Aral Sea region is a sign that seawater is shrinking every year. Its fauna and flora are on the verge of extinction. Soil salinization occurs very quickly. Fish farming in the Aral Sea has been suspended and resumed only in the last 1-2 years. The social status of the population has declined.
- Distance of the route:
- Season time:
May - September
- Best time:
July - September
- Group size:
not more 12 person
- Days & nights:
3 days - 2 nights
Excursion in Aralsk city: visiting train station, watching the train station, monument of sailing ship, monument to victims of repression, city museum, museum of fisherman, museum of Aral ships under the sky, city square with monuments for Abulhair, Jibek and Tulegen, Kazakhstan Stella, walking on square, watching monument for Fisherman, monument for Prijevalskaya horse, alley of heroes.
Lunch at the local café.
Transfer: Aralsk city – Amanotkel village – Bogen village – Karateren village (184 km).
By the way visiting Bogen village, visiting beautiful local mosque, local school which was built in 1954 between the sand dunes, Aklakskaya hydro station which was built for filling the lakes which are situated higher, arrival in Karateren village, full wild place in the desert, overnight at the local family, dinner with family.
Breakfast with family.
Transfer: Karateren village – Old Karateren place – Aral Asar settlement (66 km) – Kerderi mausoleum – Kok Aral dam – Karateren village (101 km).
Breakfast at the family.
By the way we will visit Aral Asar settlement, walking there, watching the settlement, transfer (2 km), to Kerderi mausoleum, visiting Kerderi mausoleum, visiting archeological excavations of Kerderi mausoleum, lunch on the way, back to Karateren (68 km), transfer to Kok Aral dam, length of dam 13 km, owing to this dam level in small Aral Sea come up 42 meters, gateways of dam regulation level in small Aral Sea, back to Karateren (30 km), overnight at the local family, dinner with family.
Breakfast with family.
Transfer: Karateren village – Janakuralis village – Konatkol lake – Shomashkol village – Kazali village – Orkendeu village– Jankent settlement (162 km).
By the way visiting Asan memorial on the Syrdariya river side, arriving in Jankent settlement (XV) – walking around, according to the medieval written sources Jankent (Yangikent) was the residence of Guz kingdom. Lunch.
Transfer: to Aiteki Bi village (34 km) – excursion there, visiting memorial museum of Gani Muratbaev (XIX) – visiting Karasakal Erembet mausoleum (1850-1911), visiting Ganibai house (XIX), city library, house of culture, Nogai mosque (Nurali mosque) (XIX). Lunch at the local restaurants. Continue excursion in Aiteki Bi village , visiting city square.
Aralsk city – Karateren village – 184 km.
Karateren village – Kerderi mausoleum – 68 km.
Karateren village – Kok Aral dam – 30 km.
Karateren villge – Orkendeu village (Jankent settlement) – 128 km.
Jankent settlement – Aiteki Bi city (Kazalinsk) – 34 km.
Maximum group size not more 12 people.
From Bogen village to Karateren village no asphalt road (country road) max vehicle speed 60 km in hour.
In Karateren village toilet outside of main house, no shower in the main house, only bathhouse where you can wash with a hot water, guest house accommodation on the floor more than two people in one room. In that guest house also leave family.