September – October / 7 days / $1099 per person
Route: Turgen- Assy Plateau – Ashyk Dala Plateau – Zhenishke River – Algabas – Taldy village – Zhily Sai – Charyn Canyon – Altyn Emel NP – Ak Tau Mnts – Singing Dune – Almaty
Total biking 6 days, 370 km. off road; difficulty part (ascent) – 19 km., downhill – 76 km., medium – 275 km. Highest point – 2650 m.above sea level., Start point- 2650 m.a.s.l. Middle level of travel – 1525 m.a.s.l. Level of biking – “active”.
Day 1. Transfer Almaty – Turgen River. Biking Assy Pass (2650m) – Plateau – willow grove
(2200m). 47km. Camp near river.
Day 2. Biking Assy camp – Ashyk Dala Plateau – Zhenishke River (1600m), 65 km. Camp.
Day 3. Biking Zhenishke River – Algabas – Taldy village (1800m), 60 km. Camp near
Day 4. Biking Taldy village – Zhily Sai village, 40km. Transfer 20 km. to
Charyn river Canyon National Park. Biking into Canyon 13km. Yurt camp.
Day 5. Biking 20 km. from Canyon to main road. Transfer 110km, 2 hrs. to Altyn Emel National
Park. Biking to Ak Tau Mountains 68 km. Transfer back to Basshi village hotel**
Day 6. Biking to Singing sand Dune, 45 km. After lunch slowly down 22 km.to “Oasis
Kishikalkan”. Transfer to
Almaty 240 km.2 hrs. End of tour.
Day 7. Biking 15 km. to burual mounds “Bes Shatyr” – Saaks Kings necropolis.
Biking 38 km. along Ili river to exit point from Altyn Emel National Park.
Min. group size 4 persons
Local m. bike with spare parts 7 days hire $105
transfers *4WD escort on a road *entrance fees of National Parks *Basshi village hotel 1 night *2-persons trekking tents with mattresses *dining tent with table and folding chairs *toilet tent *shower tent *kitchen accessories *accompany crew (biking guide, cook, camp workers) *full board on the route (hot breakfast and dinner, lunch-box) *2 liters water a day on a road* evacuation of debris from the campsites *local staffs’ insurance.
Price does not include:
Airport transfers *Hotel and meals in Almaty *Insurance *personal equipment (bike, spare parts, helmet, gloves, sleeping bag, e.t.c.) *beverage *tips for the local staff