Journey through the Karaganda region and Central Kazakhstan.
Tours and excursions in the Ulytau mountains.
The Ulytau Mountains, a natural landmark of the Karaganda region, the mountain range is a low hills and hills. The area is very beautiful in spring and early summer, when nature blossoms here and the region is filled with spring colors. The hills cover the seas of flowers and various other vegetation, we recommend traveling here at this particular time. The length of the mountains is 200 kilometers. Mount Akmeshit which is located here is sacred.
Ulytau Mountains - how to get there.
The Ulytau Mountains are located on the territory of the Karaganda region, in the Ulytau region, the Republic of Kazakhstan. The highest point here is Mount Akmeshit (height 1133 meters above sea level), this mountain is also a landmark. Ulytau is called "the country of lakes and springs".
History of Ulytau, Ulytau mountains.
The region of the Ulytau mountains has been the center of Saryarka and the entire steppe since ancient times. Ulytau is a sacred place of the Kazakh people, spiritualized and legendary for thousands of years, sung by poets. The beauty of this ancient mountain is due to the importance of the national history of Kazakhstan. Ulytau became a favorite place for nomadic khans. Here is the horde of Jochi Khan, the eldest son of Genghis Khan, from where Batu Khan began his campaign to the east.
In Ulytau, mausoleums were erected for Jochi Khan and Alasha Khan, one of the founders of the Turkic-speaking tribes. Their names are forever preserved in the folklore of Altai, Uralsk, Crimea, the North Caucasus and Uzbekistan. Here, in Edirge, Toktamys, Khan of the Golden Horde, the great commander of the Horde, is buried. The great Aksak Temir left an inscription on a stone slab on Mount Altynshoky in Ulytau in 1391.
The monuments preserved in Ulytau apparently belong to the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras. Archaeologists have unearthed many ancient settlements and tools. The largest Paleolithic workshop in Kazakhstan was discovered on the banks of the Karakengir River. It is known that the rich settlements of antiquity along the rivers were rich in ancient tombs and burial mounds. The mystery of the "whiskered mounds" has not yet been solved. Some archaeologists say that this is a tomb, others say that this is an ancient observatory. Archaeological excavations have shown that more than 3,000 years ago, mining was widespread here, and local tribes exported copper, tin, silver and gold to Iraq, India and Greece.