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Lunar landscapes of Mangystau

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Ustyurt is a huge desert and a plateau wit an area of more than 200,000 km located in the west of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), between Mangyshlak and Kara-Bogaz-Gol in the west, the Aral sea and the Amurdarya delta in the east. Ustyurt national preserve is located in this area. Ustyurt plateau has long been attracting tourists from all over the globe. It attracts breathtaking types that resemble moon landscapes. The unique beauty of the place allows you to transfer to another world

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Sherkala Mountain, Shetpe Kazakhstan

This is legendary mountain, where was built the fortress in the middle ages, which secured the paths of Great Silk Way. The Sherkala is situated behind central and west systems of the mountain range Karatau, and in the north part of mountain Akmyshtau. “Sherkala” – by the translation from Turkmen language means “lion fortress” (“sher” – lion, “kala” – fortress).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Airakty Castle Valley, Kazakhstan

Mountains of Airakty look like magic castle with spires, towers, colonnades and fort walls. Main sights of the valley are magic grots, fanciful caves, and palaces with colonnades, temples with cupolas, gothic spires and fanciful canopies. On one of mountain there is wild winding road, which punched by half-wild horses; from this mountain is overlooking a view on sightseeing platform where you can see faraway mounts of Aktau and all castles of Airakty Tuzbair

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sor Tuzbair, Kazakhstan

The sor Tuzbair is the great creation of nature. This is area of ideal beautiful, which creates generally by two colors: white salt, white limestone, white clouds and blue sky in good weather. If you go to the sor Tuzbair from the west side, you can see perfectly amazing sight!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bozzhira Canyon, Yeraliyev Kazakhstan

This is part of cliff plateau’s Ustuyrt, which has unusual landscape in white chalky tones. The giant valley Bozzhira is surrounding on three sides with white canyons, peaks, mountain-towers, mountain-castle, mountain-yurtas. The visiting card is two limestone peaks, which called Fangs. Height of Fangs is more than 200 meters.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Kyzylkup, Turkmenistan

horizontal many-colored pyramid. Kyzylkup viewing platform. Kyzylkup valley is called by name of reservoir Kyzylkup which was in a northeast part of the natural boundary.

Duration: 2 hours