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Excursion to the tracts of Zhayrakty, Akmyshtau, Ktayayrakty

Jeep tour to Akmyshtau tract

Journey to the Zhairakty tract

Route according to the program: Aktau city – Shetpe village – Zhetybai village – Kyzylkala settlement - Mount Sherkala – Akmysh tract – Airakty tract – Zhairakty tract – Ktayirakty tract – Aktau city

Akmysh tract or Akmyshtau is one of the attractions of Mangyshlak, there is an ancient settlement of Kyzylkala, which was founded in the X century on the Silk Road. There is also a Sherkala mountain with a height of 307 meters above sea level, which is part of the Akmysh tract, and we will definitely visit this attraction. The distance from the city of Aktau to the Akmysh tract is 170 km, the village of Shetpe is located nearby, which is the main landmark. The ruins of the ancient city of Mankyshlak are also located in the Akmysh tract. The Akmysh tract is very popular among tourists and travelers, it is best located here in spring and early summer, at this time it is not so hot here and the tract is filled with spring colors. In the second half of summer, the area here completely burns out and acquires a monotonous shade and it gets very hot here. GPS coordinates of the Akmysh tract: N44°14'53.54 E51°59'15.28

The Zhairakty tract and the Ktayirakty tract are also part of the Akmysh tract (Akmyshtau), all the tracts are located approximately in the same area. All the tracts are separated by small distances from 2 to 5 kilometers, our tour will cover all these tracts, and we will visit each of them, stop and take photos. There is also another Kurturmas tract nearby. The whole area is a hilly plain with rare elevations and low mountains, the Akmyshtau massif is composed of rocks such as clay, sandstone, marl, limestone.

  • Distance of the route: 393 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: spring summer autumn
  • Group size: 1-10
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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