Balayuk Cave Tour
Trips to the caves of Mangyshlak –
Speleological tourism in Mangyshlak –
Detailed route to Balayuk Cave: Aktau City – Karagiye Depression – Zhanaozen city – Tuyesu sands - Bokty Mountain – Baysary colonnade – Boszhira tract - Karynzharyk depression – Balayuk Cave – Utebai depression – Aktau city
Balayuk Cave is located in Western Kazakhstan, the depth of the cave is 120 meters, the cave is a local attraction and is very popular among travelers. At the bottom of the cave there is a lake with blue water. The water in the lake is cold, if desired, you can swim in the lake. The cave consists of three halls, the descent into the cave requires the necessary preparation. In the Balayuk cave, safety precautions should be observed, there are steep descents in the cave, which should be moved with extreme caution. It is necessary to have a helmet for the head with you, which should be put on your head and not removed throughout the descent and ascent.
Balayuk Cave is 350 km from Aktau City. We recommend traveling to the cave with at least two 4x4 jeeps of high-terrain vehicles. You should also have a guide with you who knows the area well and knows where the cave is located. The telephone connection does not work here, so we recommend using GPS navigators here. The descent and ascent to the Balayuk cave will take you 60 minutes, you need to have flashlights with you, it is very dark in the cave since sunlight will not get here. It is also necessary to be properly equipped, you should have special boots on your feet, helmets for the head on your head. The descent into the cave passes over the stones, so here you need to be extremely careful and careful, watch yourself and the other members of the group.
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Departure early in the morning from the city of Aktau, our way lies through the Karagie depression (30 km), the height here is 132 meters below sea level. Then we will pass the city of Zhanaozen – the village of Senek – the sands of Tuyesu (170 km) – Mount Bokty and arrive at the Boszhira tract, along the way there will be stops for photographing at all control points. In the Boszhira tract, we will set up a Base camp, lunch at the camp. Walking in the vicinity of Oinak Boszhira, free time. Dinner and overnight at the base camp.
Breakfast at the base camp. Walking along the Boszhira tract, photographing. On Boszhira we will visit Azu-Tisteri and other attractions of the tract such as Mount Ulke-Kem, we will go to the panoramic points of the Boszhira tract. Lunch and dinner in the Boszhira tract. Overnight in tents at the base camp.
Breakfast at the base camp. Moving to the Karyn-Zharyk depression, along the way we will pass the village of Ak-Kuduk, the plateau of Ak-Kuduk, the sands of Karyn-Zharyk. The whole journey takes us through a desert area, here we are like on another planet, the area impresses with its variety of landscapes, as well as our road passes through the territory of the Ustyurt Nature Reserve. Lunch is on the way. In the karyn-Zharyk depression, we will set up a base camp, look at and visit the Three Brothers Mountains. Free time, rest. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Breakfast at the base camp. Transfer to Balayuk Cave (58 km), along the way we will pass the Utebai depression, here we will stop and take a short walk and take pictures. Arrival at Balayuk cave, preparation for descent into the cave, descent into the cave. Descent to the underground lake, the water in the lake is cold and salty. If desired, you can swim in the lake. Return to the surface. Lunch and dinner at the base camp, which we will set up in the vicinity of the cave.
Breakfast at the base camp. On the way to the city of Zhanaozen, we will cross the territory of the Ustyurt Nature Reserve, see the local nature, then we will pass the village of Ak-Kuduk, the village of Senek, the sands of Tuyesu (180 km) Walking on the sands of Tuyesu, photographing, lunch in the desert. Then we will drive through the village of Kyzylsai and arrive in the city of Zhanaozen (50 km), in the city we will stay in a local hotel. Evening walk through the central part of the city. Dinner at a local cafe, overnight at a hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the city of Aktau. Lunch at a restaurant in Aktau, farewell dinner. The end of the program.