The Outfitter KZ team is honored to offer an unforgettable two-day trip to the Dzungarian Alatau mountains.

Over the course of two days, we will explore the attractions of the border town of Zharkent. We will visit an Eastern mosque, the construction and decoration of which were overseen by the Chinese architect Hong Pik. Above the entrance to the mosque, an inscription skillfully written by calligraphers in flexible and seemingly airy Uighur script reads, 'Don’t dry out the shoes you put on and don’t forget the days gone by.'

After a hearty lunch in Zharkent, we'll proceed to the picturesque basin of the Osek River. This river is formed by three tributaries: Big Osek, Middle Osek, and Small Osek. Our next destination is the vantage point providing a panoramic view of the confluence of the Big and Middle Osek rivers from Zharkent. During our time, we will spend a day and a half exploring the valley between the Osek and Burkhan rivers, combining car tours with trekking along the foothills of the Zhetysu Alatau.

The final kilometer and a half to the viewpoint is accessible to hikers. Within half an hour, we reach the panoramic viewpoint of the river confluence. There, we enjoy the expansive views and have a photoshoot before returning to the parking area at the dzhailau.

We then proceed to our overnight lodging spot in the Burkhan River gorge. Making short stops along the way, allowing guests to explore the plateau, our guide sets up the camp, prepares dinner, and we settle in for the night in tents.

The next day, guests enjoy breakfast and a brief walk in the vicinity of the Burkhan gorge. Afterward, we head to the Osek River basin, where, in some places, the landscapes resemble the Aktau mountains of the Altyn-Emel National Park.

We return to the city of Zharkent, have lunch in a cafe and continue our trip towards the southern capital of Kazakhstan - Almaty.

170 USD for one guest, if there are six guests in the car, total 1 020 USD.
195 USD for one guest, if there are five guests in the car, total 975 USD.
190 USD for one guest, if there are four guests in the car, total 760 USD.
235 USD for one guest, if there are three guests in the car, total 705 USD.
330 USD for one guest, if there are two guests in the car, total 660 USD.
615 USD per guest, private trip

Included in the price:
- transfer (Toyota Seqouia, Toyota Land Cruiser 100, Toyota Land Cruiser 200)
- guide services,
- drinking water (1.5 liters / guest),
- visiting locations according to the tour program,
- camping meals, lunches of the first and second days in a cafe in Zharkent, excluding breakfast of the first day, dinner of the second day,
- eco-collection of the Zharkent mosque-state museum,
- accommodation in tents with the provision of equipment (chairs, tents, tables, KLMN).

The price does not include:
- personal expenses,
- insurance.

Route difficulty: standard, suitable for people with average physical fitness.

Precautions: 1-2 liters of drinking water, without fail a hat, sunglasses, anti-tick repellents.

Average travel time: by car 10 hours round trip.

The total duration of the route: 720 km auto tour, 4 km hiking trails.

You can order a tour by clicking on the "Book a tour" button or by calling Outfitter KZ: +7 701 457 6666.

WhatsApp is available on the number: +7 701 457 6666 or by sending a request to e-mail:

In the comments below you can read the reviews of guests who have been on our tours.

Briefly about the Outfitter KZ team

The Outfitter KZ team is a travel agent, as well as a full member of the Kazakhstan Tourism Association.

The world famous travel guide publisher Lonely Planet recognized our team as the best provider of active tourism services in Almaty.

Our team is committed to the principles of sustainable tourism, which is confirmed by the Partner status in the international Travelife system.

In January 2020, the international tourism platform Indy Guide, in partnership with the national company KazakhTourism, awarded the Outfitter KZ team SuperHost status.

Best regards, Outfitter KZ Team

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17 August 2023       315 views


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