In this two-day itinerary you will take a walk in a scenic canyon, mysterious valley with huge spherical stone concretions that hide a secret about their origin in their subsoils. You will visit one of the most beautiful and ancient mosques of Mangystau.
The total length of the route is 455 km. Asphalt road – 314 km, grader-96 km and country road 45 km
Seasonality –from April to October.
Day 1. Departure from Aktau city in the morning. On-a-route you will survey the cretaceous KapamsayСanyon. Panoramic views of scarp slopes, a little stroll on the canyon floor. Travel from Kapamsay to Shakpakata Canyon. Tourists will visit a unique four chamber underground mosque Shakpakata that is cut down in a rock, the best sample of nomadic stone stonecuttingtradition.
Travel from Shakpakata to the valley of spherical stone concretions Torysh. Arrival at mysterious valley with huge stone spheres of various fantastic forms. A stroll in the valley, photoshoot among stone concretions of bizarre forms.
Arrival at Kokala gorge in the evening.
Day 2. Field breakfast followed by a walk through the mountain gorge among the cliffs washed out by multi-colored clays, rest at the mountain water stream.
Return to Aktau in the evening.
Food along the route:
1-Day. Lunchand Dinner will be held in field conditions, prepared independently by tourists or prepared by a professional chef of the “Tourist” LLP
2- Day. Breakfast and Lunch will be held in field conditions, prepared independently by tourists or prepared by a professional chef of the “Tourist” LLP
Overnight tent stop in Kokala gorge