Aktau city – Kapamsay Canyon- Shakpak ata underground mosque– Kumakapy Canyon – the valley of spherical stone concretions Torysh – Kokala Gorge – Aktau city.
Seasonality –from April to October.
The total length of the route is 455 km. Asphalt road – 314 km, grader-96 km and country road 45 km
Day 1. Departure from Aktau city in the morning. On-a-route you will survey the cretaceous Kapamsay Сanyon. Panoramic views of scarp slopes, a little stroll on the canyon floor. Travel from Kapamsay to Shakpak ata Canyon. Tourists will visit a unique four chamber underground mosque Shakpak ata that is cut down in a rock, the best sample of nomadic stone stonecutting tradition.
Travel from Shakpak ata 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. Lunch and 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
г. Актау, мкр. 9, дом 4, офис 110 (Aktau city, 9th mini district, house 4, office 110)
Вход со стороны сквера (from park side)
Conditions of the participation
«Tourist» LLP provides an escort vehicle with the experienced driver and guide. If required can be provided an interpreter at an extra charge. The escort vehicle rides at the head of the road-trains. To participate in the expedition can anyone, who is the proud owner of a SUB, which documents and technical conditions conform to the SDA of the Republic of Kazakhstan. To participate in the SUV tour can also a tourist without a private vehicle. In this case, the organizer (“Tourist” LLP) will provide the transport services. The number of the cars in road-train is no more than 5 including the escort-vehicle.
Recommendations: On these trekking routes, you need comfortable athletic shoes, active wear, a hat for protection, sunglasses and personal hygiene products.
FYI the Holy places visit: At the Holy places it is restricted to smoke, bring and drink alcohol, use bad language, leave trash, disturb pilgrims, insult the feelings of believers. Clothes: men should wear long, closing-legs pants, women should wear clothes completely cover the body and have two pairs of clean socks and a headscarf to close the hair. If you prefer, you can leave at the holy place new headscarves, new pieces of fabric or small coins as the traditional donation.
FYI natural-recreational and cultural historian visits: Special careful attitude is required during the visit of natural and recreational facilities. On recreational areas you shouldn’t leave trash, brake and spoil the trees, as well as destroy plants, leave the kindled fire, carry on any activity, capable to destroy or alter the natural landscape or its elements. It is prohibited to take subjects of history and culture away from the monuments and memorable places.