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6 Days Best Backpacking Trip To Kazakhstan

Pickup & Drop

Almaty Airport

Duration

5N - 6D

Overview & Highlights

Itinerary

Inclusions

Exclusions

Other Info

Overview & Highlights

Hey Travellers, get ready and buckle up as we take you to one of the most emerging tourist destinations in the Middle East - Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan. Whether you are an offbeat traveler, a history buff, a culture vulture, a mountain lover, or love spending time in nature, then a trip to this “Land of Nomads” is just what you need!
Start your adventure in the heart of Almaty, where modern life meets rich traditions. Wander through the oldest garden, Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and admire the stunning Zenkov Cathedral - the second-highest wooden Orthodox church in the world. Feel the energy of the city as you stroll through lively Panfilov & Arbat streets filled with street performers and local art.
Experience the magic of Kok Tobe, a hilltop paradise with amazing rides, charming shops, and fantastic restaurants. Take a cable car to the top and enjoy the incredible views of the city, especially at sunset and post-sunset when the city lights up against the night sky.
Your journey continues to the Shymbulak Ski Resort. Hop on a cable car here and glide up the Caucasus mountains, where you’ll be greeted by spectacular views. Whether the landscape is lush green in summer or covered in snow in winter, you are definitely going to enjoy your time here!
Beyond the city, discover the natural wonders of Kazakhstan like the dramatic Black Canyon and the serene beauty of Kandy and Kolsai Lakes. Each spot offers perfect photo opportunities and peaceful moments in nature. Hike through the awe-inspiring Charyn Canyon and be amazed by its unique rock formations.
Join us solo or with friends for a community trip that promises a refreshing break from routine life. Create happy memories and return with incredible stories from your Kazakh adventure!

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Almaty. Travel from India to Kazakhstan.

Get ready as you head to the Delhi airport to catch your flight to Almaty - the capital city of Kazakhstan.

After a 3-4 hour flight journey, reach the Almaty airport at 12:30 AM and complete the immigration process.

We will then board our vehicle to reach our stay in Almaty.

Upon reaching the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and call it a day.

Overnight stay in Almaty.

Day 2
Almaty City Tour - Panfilov & Arbat Walking Tour | Evening At Kok Tobe.

Wake up to a pleasant morning in Almaty and have your breakfast at the hotel.

Later, get ready and board your transfers as we head out to explore this capital city.

On this city tour, we will visit the oldest garden in Almaty called the - Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

Stroll through the garden to visit the famous Zenkov Cathedral (Ascension Cathedral) which is the second-highest wooden Orthodox church in the world.

We will also visit the World War II memorial dedicated to the Panfilov Heroes.

After exploring the popular landmarks, we will head further to explore the lively Panfilov & Arbat Streets.

These streets are the most lively places in Almaty where you can enjoy performances by local artists, art installations, shop, and eat from the diverse options.

You will also walk past the beautiful buildings around Astana Square.

After exploring Almaty City, we will head to Kok Tobe - a small hillock with thrilling rides, shops, and restaurants that overlook the city.

We will reach the top by a short cable car ride and enjoy scenic sunset views followed by the night views of the city.

You can spend some time here enjoying the rides or just walking around.

After completing the sightseeing for the day, we will head back to the city to have a our welcome dinner at the local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Almaty.

Day 3
Transfer to Kolsai Lake. En Route visit Black Canyon and Kandy Lake.

Post breakfast at the hotel, get ready to take an amazing road journey.

Board your transfers as we travel today to the Kolsai Lake through the countryside landscapes of Kazakhstan.

Our first stop on this journey is the viewpoint to the majestic Black Canyon - a deep gorge of back black and brown rocks with the Sharyn River flowing beneath.

After a quick photo session, we will head further to Kandy Lake.

Upon reaching the base, we will hike for 2 km to reach one of the most beautiful lakes here. (You can choose to go on horseback/ cab at an additional cost).

Spend some time around the lake which appears blue in summer and freezes completely in winter.

Next, we will hike back to the base and continue our journey further.

Reach the Kolsai Lake and check in to your hotel.

Overnight stay at Kolsai Lake.

Day 4
Transfer to Almaty. En Route Explore Charyn Canyon.

Wake up to a pleasant morning in Kazakhstan with the views of the majestic Kolsai Lake.

Have your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to board your transfers to Almaty.

Before heading back to Almaty, we will visit the Kolsai Lake to marvel at it’s beauty upclose.

Spend some leisure time here and then begin your journey for the day.

On the way, we will take a stop to explore the biggest canyon in Asia - the Charyn Canyon.

Upon reaching, hike inside the canyon to marvel at the various natural rock formations.

Later, we will continue our journey to Almaty.

Upon reaching Almaty, check-in to the hotel and call it a day.

Overnight stay in Almaty.

Day 5
Visit The Shymbulak Ski Resort. Enjoy a Cable car ride.

Have your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to spend an amazing day.

Today, we will head to the Shymbulak Mountains which are around 30 km from Almaty and the journey takes 1 hour.

Reach the base of the Shymbulak mountain from where you will board your cable car to reach the top.

Enjoy your cable car rides which will be divided into 3 parts until you reach the top.

Once you reach the top enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains that are lush green in summer and snow white in winter.

Shymbukal is the largest ski resort in Kazakhstan that also hosts winter sports competitions.

Upon completing the sightseeing tour for the day, return to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Almaty.

Day 6
Departure | Shopping in Almaty Before Airport Drop.

Wake up in the morning and have your breakfast at the hotel.

Get ready and board your transfers to enjoy some shopping.

We will visit the Green Bazaar where you can buy souvenirs for your loved ones.

Next, we will also visit the Rakhat Chocolate Shop - one of the most confectionery in this country where you can buy some sweet treats.

Upon completing the shopping adventure, we will head to the Almaty International Airport.

Our amazing Kazakhstan trip concludes once you are dropped off at the airport for your onward journey.

Depart with a lot of cultural experiences, pictures of scenic landscapes, and happy memories.

NOTE: Rates are not valid for Festival Duration like Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and New Year

Inclusions

4 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Almaty.

1 night’s accommodation with breakfast in Kolsai Lake.

All transportation by A/c Vehicles on a shared basis.

Cable car tickets to Kok Tobe

Cable car tickets to Shymbulak-3rd level

Green Bazaar & Rakhat Chocolate Shop

Shopping Tour

Kolsai & Kaindy Lake

Charyn Canyon

24*7 on-call travel assistance.

Airport pick up and drop transfers.

Services of an English-Speaking tour guide.

Exclusions

Any expense of a personal nature.

Any meals not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary.

GST and TCS as applicable.

Any change in itinerary due to unforeseen conditions

Security deposit at the hotel

Round trip flight

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Must Carry
  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
  • Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any)

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Travel Essentials
    gears
    • a rucksack bag and a day pack
    • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle
    clothes
    • a sun cap and a woolen cap
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favourable)
    • 4 sets of undergarments
    • 2 pair of socks
    • a small towel
    • A rain jacket or a poncho
    footwear
    • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
    • Flip flops/sandals
    medication
    • Glucose powder
    • Medicines for headaches, diarrhoea, motion sickness
    • Dettol
    • Bandages
    • Cotton
    personal accessories
    • toothpaste, toothbrush
    • Paper soap, or sanitizer
    • Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
    • Body spray
    • LED torch light

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