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Expeditions | Jeeping Kazakhstan - Markakol - Belukha
Jeeping
Kazakhstan // Golden autumn in the mountains of East Kazakhstan 2020 (photography, off-road vehicles travelling, walkings)

A unique expeditionary tour on SUVs in far areas of East Kazakhstan.The desert landform of lake Zaysan, mountain lake Markakol - the pearl of Kazakhstan, the famous Austrian road laid in the mountains, and a stunning panorama of Belukha against the background of autumn colors. The group moves on comfortable SUVs with professional guides.

EXPEDITION OBJECTIVES
  • acquaintance with nature and culture of East Kazakhstan;
  • travel along the famous Austrian mountain road;
  • visit to lake Zaysan and cape Shekelmes;
  • photo and video of autumn mountain landscapes;
  • Belukha and lake Markakol views.
DURATION: 12 days / 11 nights

Attention: you need a pass to the border zone! An application for a pass must be submitted to the authorities not later than 60 days before the beginning of the expedition!

    • the expedition tour in the mountains of East Kazakhstan;
    • golden autumn, the Katunsky ridge, the panorama of Belukha;
    • the Irtysh river, lake Zaysan, cape Shekelmes;
    • lake Markakol - the pearl of East Kazakhstan.
The period: jul - okt
2140 per person
Members in a group:
min  3 max  6
E-mail ask your questions
Project manager Dmitry Yurochkin
ROUTE:
  • DAY
    Route
  • 1
    Arrival in Barnaul, reception at the airport. The beginning of the expedition tour, transfer to Kazakhstan border. Border formalities. Overnight in a hotel;
  • 2
    Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk. Ferry across the Irtysh. Overnight in tents;
  • 3
    Dirt roads begin. Transfer to Lake Zaysan. Setting up an expedition camp at Cape Shekelmes;
  • 4
    Rest day on lake Zaysan. Walks along the coast, photo and video shooting, fishing. Overnight in tents;
  • 5
    Active day. Moving along the picturesque mountain roads to Lake Markakol. Overnight in a hotel;
  • 6
    Driving along the famous Austrian road laid in the mountains. Further along the dirt road to the Berel River. Overnight in tents;
  • 7
    A short drive along a difficult mountain road to Lake Yazovoe. Panorama of the Katun Range, view of Belukha. Overnight in a hotel;
  • 8
    The first half of the day is free time. Then transfer to Lake Bukhtarma. Overnight in tents;
  • 9
    The road winds along the picturesque shores of Bukhtarma. Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk. Overnight in a hotel;
  • 10
    Transfer to the Russia border. Border formalities. Moving to lake Kolyvan. Overnight in a hotel;
  • 11
    The first half of the day is free time. Photography, walking. Then transfer to Barnaul. Overnight in a hotel;
  • 12
    Transfer to the airport of Barnaul.
INCLUDE IN THE PRICE
  • meeting and departure in airport of Barnaul;
  • transfers on SUVs (TOYOTA 78, Mitsubishi);
  • guide services;
  • accommodation in hotels and tents;
  • food in expeditionary conditions;
  • recreational fees and all permits along the route;
  • medical insurance.
The organizer provides:
  • group tent (10-15 seats);
  • sleeping bags (-20C);
  • 2-person tents;
  • heat insulating mat;
  • individual set of dishes;
  • tourist furniture (tables, chairs);
  • campfire set;
  • satellite phone «Iridium»;
  • first aid kit;
  • brand T-shirts.
Additional expenses
  • issuing an invitation for a visa;
  • alcohol and soft drinks;
  • individual snacks;
  • calls via satellite;
  • souvenirs.
Equipment for personal use (you should take it with you):
  • warm jacket, gloves and hat for cool weather;
  • footwear for light trekking;
  • light jacket and trousers to protect from rain and wind (from the membrane);
  • summer sneakers, sandals or flip-flops;
  • headlamp (+batteries);
  • cap, shorts and t-shirt for warm sunny weather;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • medicines for individual use;
  • sunglasses and sun protection cream.
Warning!

All the equipment you are interested in can
be purchased from us with 15% discount or rent.

Weather

Steppes, deserts and mountains prepare participants for different weather. Central Asia is under the influence of an anticyclone during this period: there is dry, warm weather. Daytime temperatures range from +14 C ° +22 C °, at night +4 C ° + 12 C °. In mountainous areas it is possible to change the weather to cyclonic: rain, wind for a short period of time.

Requirements

The expedition tour is conducted under the supervision of experienced travellers/guides. Considering the mountain conditions, long car removals, it is recommended to consult a doctor beforehand. The expeditionary conditions require to disregard comfort.

Note

The route is long and extended, and goes through the difficult mountain roads; in the expedition schedule changes and actions according to the situation are possible. The group leader determines daily crossings and the route, taking in account weather conditions and terrain features.

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Kazakhstan // Golden autumn in the mountains of East Kazakhstan 2020 (photography, off-road vehicles travelling, walkings)
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Date: 29.11.20