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BEST KAZAKHSTAN GROUP TRIP (2024)

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TURQUOISE LAKES - DESERT- CITIES - CANYONS-SNOW - MAN MADE BEACH

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KAZAKHSTAN GROUP TRIP ITINERARY:

Let's dive deep into the best Kazakhstan group trip and get ready to explore the most amazing Kazakhstan tourist places;

DAY 01 : ARRIVE AT ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN

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kazakhstan Backpacking | Indian group tours for central Asia
kazakhstan Backpacking | Indian group tours for central Asia

Take an afternoon flight to reach Almaty. We will Check into hostel and head to Kok-Tobe. It gives you the best sunset of this European town. Today, we'll share some interesting facts about Kazakhstan people, Kazakhstan religion, Kazakhstan tourism, Kazakhstan language, etc.

DAY 02 : ALMATY CITY EXPLORE

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On the second day of Kazakhstan trip, we will visit the closest lake to the city : one of the most beautiful one at that : Big Almaty lake. We walk around the lake and have some nice coffee as we head back.

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By afternoon we will be back at Green bazaar and see Palfinov park. We will Head to the hotel by 5pm and repack for the night drive to sati. Tonight by 9ish, after dinner , we will start our trip to Sati. Sati will be our stay from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.

DID YOU KNOW?

Kazakhstan is only 1 out of 4 countries to denuclearize. Imagine, taking the opposite path.

DAY 03 : KOLSAI LAKE 1 AND 2

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Today after a quick Nap in Sati, we will head to kolsai lake 1. Whoever wants to hike upto kolsai lake 2 can join us and remaining people can take a walk around Lake 1 and relax at the cafe there.

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The hike is about 10km , both the side.

Today evening, our team will be split into different homestays. You will be staying with the locals and Kazakhstan participants. I believe this will give us a chance to talk with the locals and get to know them better.

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We will also have a campfire and some games with our Kazakhstan group. Our total group size is of 30 people. 12 of us and rest of the Kazakh people. Click here to see stories

DID YOU KNOW?

Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by land size.

DAY 04 : KANDAI LAKE & CHARYN CANYON

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Today morning, we will head to kandai lake. After our lake visit and lunch in sati , we will head to the Charyn Canyon. We will walk down to Charyn Canyon’s river bed and relax at the chilled river for a while. Click here to see stories

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By 3pm, we will start heading to Zharkent , which is 2 h 30 min away (183 km) .This Is not a place in the tourist map but since we are doing a roadtrip, I want you to see the real backcountry lifestyle in a small kazak town.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Kazakhstan has 5 Unesco World Heritage Sites: 3 cultural and 2 Natural Sites.

DAY 05 : ALTYN AMYL NATIONAL PARK

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Check out from our hotel and head to singing Dunes. Today we will have to carry something to eat because there are no options to eat out. Click here to see stories

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In the legends the singing sands of the desert are explained by the activities of spirits, imaginary animals, sound of the bells of the buried cities, powerful and raging underground rivers and a lot of other unusual causes.

After lunch we will head towards the Ak - Tau mountain range. We will stop at Zharkent for the night. We will drive through amazing steppes of this largest landlocked country and continue our journey to Almaty tomorrow. Stay in Kalinino.

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DID YOU KNOW?

During the Kazakh Famine (also known as the Goloshchekin Genocide), the Soviet Union pushed collectivization and starved the nomadic Kazakh population of food, shipping it to Russia instead. It will take decades before the Kazakhs can now outnumber the russians.

DAY 06 : DRIVE TO ALMATY WITH A DIP IN THE BEACH

kazakhstan Backpacking | Indian group tours for central Asia
kazakhstan Backpacking | Indian group tours for central Asia

We will stop at Kapchagay Enroute Almaty, best-known as the beach of Almaty. Its located on the shore of an artificial lake of the same name formed by a dam across the Ili river. Besides sandy beaches, Kapchagay also has a lot of casinos and ruined factories, earning it the moniker “Lost Vegas”. Lets do some beach photoshoots here. We will reach Almaty by evening and relax for the night .

DID YOU KNOW?

Have you heard about the fierce Amazons? The ancient Scythian warriors, originally from Kazakhstan and southern Russia, are popularly touted as the inspiration for the ancient Greek myth about the tribe of female warriors known as the Amazons.

DAY 07 : SHAMBHULAK CABLE CAR & HEAD FOR CLUBBING IN THE EVENING.

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Shymbulak is a ski resort near Almaty. It is the largest ski resort in Central Asia. It is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range, at an elevation of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level. There won't be snow now but it's a beautiful view to take the Gandola to the top.

Today is our last day in Kazakhstan. We can go out to a good Bar after we freshen up at the hostel. Bring your nicest clothes. Let's dress up today.

DAY 08 : FLY OUT OF KAZAKHSTAN

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We check out at 11am, you can book any flight today. Click here to see stories.

SOME PHOTOGRAPHS AROUND ALMATY

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