We invite you to join the mysterious Mangystau with the variety of natural landscapes, with rich history and culture, and holy relics.
Total length of trail is 740 km. Route will go through 440 km by asphalt highway, 90 km by grader, 210 km by country road.
Seasonality – from April to October.
Day – 1. In the morning - departure from Aktau city. Way to Karagiye down warping. It is one of the deepest down warping, called as «Black jaw». Walk among the dense thickets of tamarisk, taking pictures near the chalk cliffs of amazing shapes, visiting the lake in shape of mirror framed by dense thickets of reeds.
Further departure to the area of Karatau Mountains (black mountains). Arrival in the canyons of colored clay, where you have an opportunity to walk through the Colored Canyon, where every turn offers a new kind of colored rocks with amazing shapes and colors. Contrast of Colored Canyon is a canyon formed by the weird conglomeration of black rocks. Walking through the picturesque canyons. Lunch in the real-life conditions.
Then move to the dirty Tuzbair. After a long journey, the Mangystau monotonous types of steppe suddenly are being replaced with a fantastic panoramic view of Ustyurt plateau cliffs, near Tuzbair. You will walk, having a review of the vast saline wasteland dazzling shining in sunrays and time for taking pictures. After arrival to Tuzbair, tents placing and dinner organization in real-life conditions. After dinner there will be a little walk and overnight stop in the tents.
Day -2. After having breakfast in real-life conditions, there will be walk among white surroundings of Tuzbair, tracking with the rise and descent of the plateau. From the height of the plateau - gaze of tourists overlook the Steptoe mountain ridges and steep cliffs with deep lagoons. Having overcome the ascent to the Ustyurt plateau and drive several kilometers of cross-country, our route passes to the holy place - to the underground mosque Becket Ata. One of the most revered mosques - Becket Ata - is also a place of pilgrimage for people from different countries seeking the blessing of the saint and the possibility of healing. You will climb up the long winding staircase to the rocks underground mosque, participation in rituals of traditional Holy places.
Closer to the evening we move to Bozzhira valley. After arrival to Bozzhira, you are expected to rest a little outside, then dinner organization in real-life conditions and overnight stop in the tents.
Day – 3. After having breakfast in real-life conditions, taking a look around. Bozzhira is a picturesque open the Ustyurt plateau, decorated chalk mountains. These dazzling white rock outcrops, among which the most famous is the outlier, whose limestone peaks stretching to the sky, resembling the shape of two canines. Surrounded by dazzling white dreamscape can fully experience the majesty of nature. You will enjoy a walk (4 km), sight-seeing and time for taking pictures. Lunch in real-life conditions.
Then moving on to one of the mountains of Mangystau – to Bokty Mountain. On the flat surface there is a mountain in shape of pyramid.
Further the road will be through the Tuyesu sand dunes in the area of Senek settlement. Brief stop and process of taking pictures.
Our exciting 3-days trip is over in the evening of the third day by means of returning to Aktau city.
Food and overnight accommodation 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
Overnight tent stop in Tuzbair.
2- Day. Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner will be held in field conditions, prepared independently by tourists or prepared by a professional chef of the “Tourist” LLP
Overnight tent stop in Bozzhira
3- Day. Breakfastand Lunch will be held in field conditions, prepared independently by tourists or prepared by a professional chef of the “Tourist” LLP
Return in Aktau city