Tour the Heart of Mangishlak, Aktau city, Mangistau region
The Mangystau Peninsula is located in the northeast of the Caspian Sea. It stretches 390 km from the narrow small Tupkaragan peninsula in the northwest to Ustyurt in the southeast, from the Caspian basin in the north to the Karabugaz Bay in the south. The Mangystau Peninsula consists of high plateaus and low mountains. The northwest is covered by the Mangystau mountains. The bowels of the peninsula are rich in oil and gas, in addition, there is manganese, phosphorite, and coal.
There are no rivers on the Mangystau plain. The peculiarity of the area is that along the shores of the Caspian Sea and in the bowels of Ustyurt there are many dried lakes and hollows (Koshkarat, Karakiya, Kaunda, Ashysai, Zhazgurly, etc.). The depressions sometimes merge with each other and turn into large depressions. They are all below sea level. The deepest is the Karakiya (Batyr) depression, the bottom of which is covered with large litter.
Transfer: Almaty Airport, Flight to Aktau, meeting at the Aktau airport by guide and driver, transfer to the hotel. Excursion in Aktau city, visiting city museum, city church, beket Ata city mosque, monument for Taras Shevchenko on the sea side of Caspian Sea, embankment of the city, walking to the Meloviy cape, visiting Intimak central square, visiting old town city. Lunch at the local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning transfer: Aktau city – Sherkala mount – Akmishtau tract – Kizilkala hillfort (223 km). From Aktau to Sherkala mount 135 km., Sherkala mount in unique nature object from one side it looks like big yurt the height 300 meters above the sea level. Hiking to the mount. Lunch on the way. To Akmishtau valley 30 km, by the way visiting Kizilkala hillfort old city (X-XIII cen.), rock art, our route lied in beautiful space area of Airakti and Kairakti mountains. Dinner and overnight at the camping.
Breakfast at the camp. Hiking to Tomalak mount 4 km, 200 meters above the sea level, where opening fantastic panorama of environments. Transfer: Akmishtau tract – Kokala tract (40 km.) Kokala tract has beautiful different colors of mountains, walking around. Lunch. To Aktau city 140 km., by the way visiting spherical stone orbs, arriving in Aktau city, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner.