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Karynzharyk Tour

Jeep tours of the Ustyurt plateau

Photo tour to the Karynzharyk depression

The route according to the program: Aktau city – Zhana-Ozen city – Senek village – Onere tract (Ustyurt Nature Reserve) – Karynzharyk depression

The Karynzharyk Depression is a landmark of the Ustyurt Nature Reserve and the Ustyurt plateau. Karynzharyk is located in the Karakiyansky district, Mangystau region, in summer it is very hot here. We recommend traveling in this region in spring and early summer, nature here blooms and fills with colors during this period, in the second half of summer, the terrain and vegetation here completely burns out. There are many salt marshes and salt lakes in the Karynzharyk depression. The Karynzhark depression is rich in panoramic views, there are three mountains called Three Brothers or Three Batyrs, it is especially beautiful here at sunrise and sunset.

The Karynzharyk depression borders three states at once: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the width of the depression is 160 kilometers, the width is 40 kilometers. The famous Boszhira Valley is located here, which is part of the Karynzharyk depression. The lowest point of the Karynzharyk depression is 75 meters below sea level. When it rains here, part of the depression is covered with a thin layer of water, which gives it a fantastic look.
GPS coordinates of Karynzharyk depression: 42°47'16"N 54°19'44"E

1 day. Aktau city – Karakia Depression – Zhanaozen city – Senek settlement – Akkudyk settlement - Onere tract (Ustyurt Nature Reserve) - Karynzharyk depression (339 km).

Departure from Aktau at 08.00. On the way to the Karynzharyk depression, we will cross the Karakia depression, the depth of this depression is 132 meters below sea level. The lowest part along which the road passes is 119 meters below sea level. On the way we will pass the town of Zhanaozen (102 km), then we will pass the village of Senek, the village of Akkuduk (80 km), and arrive at the Oren tract (64 km). Then we will arrive at the Onere checkpoint and arrive at the Karynzharyk depression, setting up a base camp. Lunch, dinner, overnight in tents.

Day 2. Karynzharyk Depression – Onere tract - Akkuduk settlement – Senek settlement – Zhanaozen city – Aktau city (339 km)

Breakfast at the base camp, meeting the sunrise of the sun. Walking and photographing the surroundings of the Karynzharyk depression and the Tortkul Mountains. Transfer to Aktau (339 km)

  • Distance of the route: 339 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: spring summer
  • Group size: 1-10
  • Days & nights: 2 days

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