Arrival in Urumchi city – transfer from airport to hotel – hotel accommodation – rest. Urumchi means Beautiful mountain pasture, located in Tien Shan mountains (Sky mountains), Mongol nomadic here for a long time, before Honshu Chinese clan came here to explore the territory.
Transfer to airport – short flight to small city Ining (45 min) That part of China has mild climate and like a big fruit garden. Also Ining has his famous masters of carpet and wool. After we will cross the beautiful valley where we will see beekeeper farms with them fresh honey. After gorge we will rise up the Naratu glade also knows like a Glade in Sky.
Transfer Urumchi – Naratu – Bayanbulak (90 km). Bayanbulak the second biggest tract of China, richest by water and grass and beautiful wild flowers and nomad yurts, visiting swan lake, exclusive reserve for swans in China. Lake has 300 square km and consist of hundreds small reservoirs connected by channel. In the spring time swans coming here for season.
Transfer Bayanbulak – Kuyutun (260 km). After visiting Tien Shan inside side our North route crossing Tien Shan valleys with beautiful landscapes, in th e evening we will come to small village Kuyutun.
Transfer Kuyutun – Karamai (290 km).
Karamai means Masut (oil fuel), Masut is a natural hill who has that name also. Here is a main place of oil processing in Yugur district. In Karamai first oil was found in 1955.
Transfer Karamai – Altai (380 km). Altai is the north point of Xinjiang province, in that point converged the borders of Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Here every man bump with three nationalities Mongol Kazakh Kyrgyz. By the way visiting mysterious Devil city, the nature rocks. When the wind blows through that rocks coming very interesting sound looks like a groan.
Transfer Altai – Kanas lake (260 km). Route to Kanas lake has a lot of views of landscapes, with Siberian forest consist of beautiful fir trees. In the autumn time here so very beautiful because everything going yellow color. Coming to north side of lake the Pavilion mountain, come up to Pavilion to see the beautiful view of lake and environs with snow peaks. Boat excursion 11 km. Visiting local nomads, knows as a Forest People, they are hunters and life stock breeding makers (very special experience with that people).
Transfer: Burjin - Maikapchagay check point (410 km). Short excursion in Burjin city transfer to the border, border crossing, meeting at Kazakh check point. Jeep transfer – Black Irtysh river – Buran village – Terekti – Mramorniy pass (H-1371) – Tikkabak pass – Urunhaika village – Markokol lake – camping village on the lake side – wild fire dinner.
Trekking to nearest no so high mountain to see the amazing panorama of lake and environs. Short travers to eastern part of lake. Back to Base camp. After lunch walking by north side of lake to the tour base 3 km from our camp. Markakol means young Yearling Calf situated in between Azutau ridge and Kurchumskiy ridge, alpine lake. There are two types of fish – Harius and Lenok. In the evening Russian steam bath. Night in camping.
Transfer: Markakol lake – Uril village (140 km). Urunhaika village – Alataiskiy pass – Karakoba river – Burhat pass (H2141) – Uril village – Berel – Yazevoe lake (H-1656). One of the interesting and fascinating part of travel across Kazakh Altai. We will cross Alataiskiy pass, by the legend that road was built by Austrian builder who was in a captivity by Tsar Russia in 1915. By the way we will see panorama of Altai mountain crest. After pass we get down to Karokoba river and valley. Passing Burhat pass, from the pass panorama of Buhtarma river and valley. By the way Uril village and after we will come Berel village with wooden houses, Yazevka village with also colorists type, stop here to see the everyday life with local people. Camping on Yazevoe lake. Walking there, very beautiful place.
Transfer: Yazevoe lake – Rahmanovskoe lake – and back (90 km). Yazevoe lake – Yazevka village - Rahmanovkie water key – Rahmanovskoe lake (H1760) (45 km). Walking around the lake visiting farm of Maral horns back to Yazevoe lake, in in the evening Russian bath, overnight in camping.
Transfer: Yazevoe lake – Djambul village – Chernovaya – Katon Karagai (160 km). By the way visiting Barel archeological excavation. Visiting Katon Karagai exotic market. On the night time we will stop in beautiful birch forest on the small river side not fat away from Katon Karagai village, overnight in camping
Transfer: Katon Karagai – Bolshenarinskoe village – Buhtarma reservoir – Ust Kamenogorsk city (350 km). We will pass a lot of Altai villages which very similar to each other. Arrival in Ust Kamenogorsk, Itrysh hotel.
Transfer Barnaul city – Biisk – Teleckoe lake (420 km). By the way visiting Biisk museum with artifacts of ancients Scythians which was found in excavations of kurgans in Biisk area. Short excursion in city, continue out route to Teleckoe lake, Artibasj village, hotel Castl Zamok.
Transfer: Chuya river – Koshagach village – Tashanta check point (160 km). Then we follow through the river valley to Koshagach village to the Russia Mongolia border Tasgahnta check point. Border crossing. Mongolia Altai Ulgiy city, Kazakh population, administrative center of autonomic Aimak, western and the most far from capital of Mongolia Ulan Bator city. We will get here Kazakh culture experience with Mongolian shade.
Trasnfer: Cengel city – Tolbo nur lake. Walking around the the lake, visiting family with old traditions and customs, talking on different dialects of Mongol language. Visiting shooting range for bows, testing bow. Yurt camping at Tolbo Nur lake.
Familiarity with local fauna of Tolbo Nur lake. Eagle hunting with local people. (Special) Eagle very special wild bird who can leave with people and hunting with them. Eagle has special vision for 8 types up more than Hyman. By the way every time we will see performances, because they can play instruments and making traditional Kazakh music.
Visiting: Gandan monastery, Buddhist place, rich nomads culture interlace with Buddhist traditions and local shamans. Museum of Buddhist artifacts. In the evening visiting Opera and ballet Theatre with traditional Mongolian ballet dancers.