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Price Per Person

USD 1,195
Country: Kazakhstan
City: Almaty
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking / Hiking

Package Itinerary

Season: May - October

The average complexity itinerary for six-day hiking in Jungar Alatau with elevation drop 1800 - 3400 meters above sea level. This route, interesting to the  advanced mountain hikers as well as to the beginners with appropriate training, goes through a beautiful gorge of the river Kora (right and left bank), ancient glaciers of Tronov, Bezsonov, Sapozhnikov and Olga pass. During the hike you expect overnight near the glacier, crossing the Kora river by hanging bridge, and visit to the moraine lakes.

DAY 1. ALMATY - TALDYKORGAN - TAUBULAK 
Departure from Almaty at 06:00. Arrival to Taldykorgan at 09:00 and boarding the all terrain transport. The length of the trip to Taubulak eco-camping is 132 km, of which 61 km is in mountainous terrain. During the 6-hour trip there are expected 2-3 stops (10-15 minutes) near the unique places of Jungar Alatau. Arrival to Taubulak eco-camping at 16:00. Accommodation and rest. Dinner, free time and preparation to trekking. Overnight in Taubulak eco-camping.
*) Mountains of Jungar Alatau serve as a natural border with China and have a length of 400 km. One of the most picturesque gorges of Zhetisu – Korinski Gorge lies in these mountains and stretches for 90 km. At the bottom of the gorge Kora River is flowing, which is born high in the mountains, in a kingdom of age-old glaciers. In winter and early spring waters of the river is calm and transparent, but when the snow covering the mountain slopes begin to melt away, the river becomes turbulent and rigorous and easily rolls over the huge boulders and breaks like a match the age-old trees. The road, winding along the river, accessible for good cross-country vehicles only and delivers a lot of emotions to all those who dare to go through it. Around, as far as the eye can see, the forests are. Spruce and fir alternates with a lacy greenery of birch trees, and meadows are covered with colorful flower carpet. The road goes higher and the nature becomes more severe: gay birches give way to high mountain plateaus, and dozens of large and small waterfalls rush down from the majestic rocky peaks. Inaccessibility of this area as a border zone for decades helped to keep here a brown bear, deer, mountain goat, as well as the wolf, fox and the hare, which are quite frequent met by travelers. The clear mountain streams originating from glaciers are inhabited by Osman fish.

DAY 2. TAUBULAK – KASKABULAK GORGE – KASKABULAK GLACIER   
Breakfast. Leaving the base and trekking through Kora gorge. Crossing Kora river and climbing the gorge Kaskabulak to the glacier. Setting up the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents near the glacier.

DAY 3. KASKABULAK GLACIER – TEKTENSAI GORGE – TRONOV GLACIER
Breakfast and disassembling of the camp. Ascend on the glacier, pass to Tektensai gorge and further pass to Tronov glacier. Setting up the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents at moraine of Tronov glacier.

DAY 4. TRONOV GLACIER – OLGA PASS – BEZSONOV GLACIER  
Breakfast and disassembling of the camp. Ascend on the east moraine of the Tronov glacier to Olga pass. Descent to the Bezsonov glacier. Setting up the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents at moraine of Bezsonov glacier. 

DAY 5. BEZSONOV GLACIER – KORA GORGE – YUZHNAYA RIVER  
Breakfast and disassembling of the camp. Descend on Bessonov glacier to Yuzhnaya river in Kora gorge. Setting up the camp. Dinner and overnight in tents.glacier. 

DAY 6. YUZHNAYA RIVER – SAPOZHNIKOV GLACIER – YUZHNAYA RIVER  
Breakfast. Radial trekking to Sapozhnikov glacier. Dinner and overnight in tents.

DAY 7. YUZHNAYA RIVER – KORA GORGE - TAUBULAK    
Breakfast and disassembling of the camp. Descend through Kora gorge to Taubilak base. Rest and preparation to departure to Almaty. Overnight in Taubulak eco-camping.

DAY 8. TAUBULAK - TALDYKORGAN - ALMATY
Breakfast. Departure from Taubulak at 09:00. Arrival to Taldykorgan at 16:00, change of transport. Arrival to Almaty at 20:00.

Tour Price is given per person, provided two persons traveling together. Group discounts available

Tour Price Inclusions:
1. Transfer Almaty-Taldykorgan-Almaty by comfortable minivan
2. Transfer Taldykorgan-Taubulak-Taldykorgan by all terrain transport
3. Accommodation at Taubulak eco-camping in yurts or tents (wooden floor, beds, furnace)
4. Meals: Lunch and Dinner in Day 1, Full Board in Days 2-7, Breakfast and Lunch in Day 8
5. Instructor (guide) service during trekking
6. Permission to enter the border zone

Tour Price Exclusions:
1. Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required
2. Accommodation in Almaty, if required
3. Surcharge for accommodation in cabin at Taubulak eco-camping
4. Additional service in Taubulak eco-camping
5. Rent of camping end trekking outfit (backpack, tent, karemat, sleeping bag, utensil)
6. Meals not indicated in the program and/or not included into the tour price
7. Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program 

You Should Have:
1. Backpack, volume not smaller than 60 litres (can be rented in Taubulak eco-camping)
2. Hobnailed or trekking boots, sandals or flip flops (to relax the feet in the evening)   
3. Set of warm clothes (sweater, jacket, pants, socks)
4. Raincoat in case of raining
5. Headwear (a must!), sunglasses (a must!), sunscreen (a must!)
6. Personal first aid kit (individual drugs)
7. Personal crockery: plate, cup, spoon, fork, knife, matches! (can be rented in Taubulak eco-camping)

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