Ulytau - the cradle of the nation


Here were situated the headquarters of the eldest son of Genghis Khan – Zhoshy (Juchi), the ancestor of most of the Kazakh rulers. In the Ulytau can be found historical artifacts from the time of Tamerlane the Great, and the ancient tomb of Alasha Khan– the legendary ancestor of the Kazakh nation. The Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Middle Ages and the present – all the periods of history are presented in the Ulytau in their own particular and manifold way.

The landscapes of the Ulytau are original and diverse: steppes alternate with amazing mountains and forests, while just to the south real sand-dunes begin. You will get an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the flora and fauna of 3 ecosystems at once, each unique and interesting in its own way. After ascending the two most sacred peaks in the Ulytau, Yedyge and Auliye, the view of the steppe will take your breath away.

The traditional Kazakh hospitality also awaits you. In the houses of these friendly people you will find shelter and repast, as well as get to know the traditional way of life better.
In addition, the Ulytau is considered to be the place where the geographical center of Kazakhstan is situated, and a corresponding monument is erected here.

The above mentioned prices include: all the journeys by off-highway minibus according to the programme of the tour, services of a driver and an English-speaking guide-interpreter, accommodation in guesthouses in Shabanbay Bi village (double and triple rooms available), three meals a day (in a guesthouses or in the field), visiting the museums mentioned in the programme, horse rental.

The above mentioned prices do not include: visa expenses and consular fees, insurance, the price of getting to the starting point of the route (Karaganda city) and back.

Price - from 117 123 tenge (if 6 people take part in the tour)