Oikaragai is a mountain tract on the Assy plateau
Day trip to Oikaragai tract from Almaty -
Jeep tour to the Assy Plateau and Turgen Gorge -
The Oikaragai tract is located approximately in the same place as the Assy plateau, not far from the city of Almaty. To get there, you need to drive through the Turgen gorge, climb the Assy plateau and move in a south-westerly direction. Here you will find and discover the larger open spaces of the mountain djailau, which are very beautiful and attractive. The road here is mountainous, without asphalt, it is possible to travel to this area only by high-terrain 4x4 jeeps.
How to get there, visit -
The Oikaragai tract lies at an altitude of 2000-2910 meters above sea level, the area of the plateau of the Assy high plateau. In the tract it is necessary to drive a 4x4 jeep as you will have to cross 2 fords through the Bartugul and Kayrak rivers. This place is located in the upper reaches of the Turgen gorge in the Almaty region.
The Oikaragai tract is a great place for a photo tour for one day, but you need to leave early in the morning to return before dark, since the road is mountainous and it is better to descend this road in the daytime. Along the way you will see the Donzhailau tract, the center of animal husbandry, and the confluence of the Kishi-Turgen and Oizhailau rivers. If you climb higher, here you will see moraine lakes, one of them is quite large. In the tract you can see the life of nomads, watch the herds of sheep and cows, the places here are quite secluded, you will not meet crowds of tourists or vacationers here.
Oikaragai Mountain valley in the area of the Assi plateau, Almaty region
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June July August
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