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Trekking in Sayram-Ugam national park & Aksu canyon (2 days)

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  • 48 hr

Sayram-Ugam National park is located 70 km from Shymkent. The park is a part of the Western Tian-Shan mountain system. Also, it is included in the list of the UNESCO of World heritage sites. Sayram-Ugam is full of wild gorges and canyons, mountain lakes and rivers, peaks and glaciers. If you are lucky, you can meet a snow leopard, a bear, mountain goats and gazelles, a lot of very rare and endangered birds and amphibians. Most noteworthy – breathtaking landscapes, the availability of different trekking and horseriding options and relatively easy access makes this area a popular destination not only among locals but also foreign guests. In this national park, there are many different routes, but the most colorful is the area around the foothills of peak Sayram-Su. Mountain forests regulate water flow, enrich the air with oxygen and phytoncides. They protect against rain and spring floods, slow the melting of snows.

Itinerary Details

Day 1. Shymkent – Lenger – Sayram Ugam state national park (horse-riding/trekking).
Drive to Lenger. From Lenger we drive by car to the cordon, which serves as a border of entrance to the Sairam-Ugam national park. After registering at the cordon, we drive another 10 minutes and enter Sairam-Ugam national park. Here starts our 8 km trek to the picturesque area around the foothills of peak Sayram-Su. During the route we will pass through the beautiful and clear river Sazan-ata leaving peak Sayram-Su on the right bank of the river.
After two hours of horse-riding (it can also be trekking) we reach confluence of two upper water streams of Sazan river. The view on the northern slopes of the gorge is magnificent
After lunch we go another 2.5 km up to the Land of ancestors not far from where we can refill our bottles of water and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the small waterfall. Dinner. Overnight

Day 2. Sayram-Ugam Aksu canyon (trekking)
Breakfast in guest house. After breakfast, our guide will drive to Aksu canyon (c.1 hour by car). We will be driving out to see one of the deepest canyon in Central Asia. Lunch during the trip. Departure to Shymkent or to the guest house in Lenger.