Tamgaly, UNESCO heritage site and camel farm




all year round


11-12 hours


350 km



Certified guides


The largest and most famous collection of Kazakhstan petroglyphs, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is located in the Tamgaly tract. This is the most popular center of the 50 centers of Zhetysu petroglyphs, in the basin of Lake Balkhash. It is here that an interesting complex of archeological monuments was found - petroglyphs, burial grounds and settlements of various historical periods. Today Tamgaly is one of the richest in the variety of plots, the sanctuary of Kazakhstan. The picturesque gorge is adorned with rock paintings of past civilizations, many of which are about 3500 years old.


All inclusive

Total number of people

Price per 1 person

Total price

11 +

on request

on request


11500 $

115000 $


12000 $

108000 $


13000 $

104000 $


12000 $

84000 $



















What is included in the price:

✅ driver guide

✅ comfortable SUV

✅ lunch

✅ entrance tickets along the route

✅ 1 liter of drinking water per person

Price for SUV with driver

7 passenger seats

59000 $

14 passenger seats

99000 $


Day 1

Almaty - Ili river
Meeting with a guide in Almaty. Transfer to the Ili river (77 km from Almaty). Rafting down the river for 3 hours. The kayak tour will start 20 km before Tamgaly Tas and will pass by a military training ground and a destroyed Soviet barge. This route also gives you an excellent opportunity not only to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Almaty region, but also to see one of the unique monuments of the past - Tamgaly Tas, where images of Buddha are kept on the rubble of rocks, as well as texts of prayers. Tibetan, Kalmyk and other languages. After lunch, transfer to the Altyn Emel national park, visiting the singing dunes.
While sightseeing in Altyn-Emel, we will see a unique natural phenomenon - the signing dune 1.5 km long and 120 m high.While the west wind blows, spreading the sands, there is a feeling that the organ is playing in the very heart of the desert.
Lunch box during the excursion.
Dinner and overnight at a guest house in the village of Basshi.

Day 2

Breakfast. Moving to the colored mountains Katytau and Aktau. These mountains are famous for their unique appearance, which was probably created by small volcanoes that erupted and immediately cooled down several thousand years ago. Lunch box during the excursion.
Accommodation in a guest house.

Day 3

Breakfast. Transfer to Charyn canyon (about 60 km from Altyn Emel). The canyon is called the little brother of the Grand Canyon. The length of the canyon itself is about 150 km, and the depth in some places reaches 300 meters.
Transfer to an excursion to the Kolsai lakes. Arrival at the 1st lake Kolsay (275 km from Almaty). Trekking to the 2nd lake Kolsai (about 8 km). Such beauty is nowhere to be found. These lakes are located in the eastern part of the picturesque Kungey Tau gorge, 300 km from Almaty. You will see the beauty of nature, breathe in the fresh mountain air, enjoy the peace and quiet, admire the light clouds reflected in the surface of the lakes, and the enchanting panorama of the mountain landscape.

Day 4

Breakfast. Transfer to Lake Kayindy (20 km from Kolsay). This is a very young lake that appeared only at the beginning of the last century as a result of the 1911 earthquake. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.
Optional: boat trip

День 5

Breakfast. Transfer to the Turgen waterfall (260 km from Kayinda).
Turgen Gorge in Ili-Alatau National Park (90 km from Almaty) is an ideal place to enjoy the beauty of nature. The gorge has hot springs, a trout farm, waterfalls and dense forests. Rafting down the river (3-4 km). Horse riding is also possible.
Trekking to the first waterfall (height 29 m, trekking 20 minutes), then the second (height 55 m, trekking 2 hours, if there is time).
Dinner by the fire. Accommodation in a guest house.

Day 6

Breakfast. Transfer to the Assy plateau (near Turgen). The plateau is located at an altitude of 2800-3200 meters. Since ancient times, it has been used as a pasture. Scientists have found the remains of ancient people who lived here more than 5,000 years ago. After lunch, return to Almaty.

What to take with you?

Comfortable clothes

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

Comfortable shoes

Athletic sneakers or boots for comfortable walking

Sun protection

Be sure to bring sunscreen or closed clothing

Snack food and water

We recommend bringing a small snack if you want to have a picnic


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