Aktau Mountains Exploration: Experience the 'Dead' Mountain Museum of Earth's Past
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Aktau Mountains
Explore the Aktau Mountains, a 'dead' mountain with a rich geological history. Discover the Museum of the Earth's Past and marvel at its colorful stones and unique formations.
Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Aktau Mountains - Aktau is a unique landscape, the bottom of the ancient sea, which once filled the Ili basin. As the marine disappearance, gorges, steep canyons were created by nature. The main canyons
    are located in three main logs, which are extended for 5 kilometers. Due to the bizarre forms of gorges and canyons, the mountain becomes a labyrinth. It resembles the surface of the red planet - Mars. From afar, its hills resemble columns and towers. The unusual relief is the result of erosion that took place over several million years.
What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • All fees and/or taxes
Additional Information

Aktau is a mountainous sedimentary massif, which reaches a height of 1000 meters and a length of 5 kilometers. The total area of the ridge is 50 square kilometers. It lies in the east of the Almaty region, in the Kerbulak region of the natural park. From the east it is bounded by the Kalshalysek tract, the valley of the dried up rivers Kokterek and Bokabaidyn-Ashasy. The sands of Aigaikum are located in the south. Aktau is called a ‘dead’ mountain because nothing grows on it. Another name for the protected area is the Museum of the Earth’s Past. Aktau consists of colored stones, the age of which, according to various sources, is 60,000,000 years. The mountain is a set of sandstone, red clay, pink carnelian, jasper and white quartz.

Location
Aktau Mountains
State National Park Altyn-Emel
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Nathalie_r
Aug 24, 2023
Day to thé akto mountains - Very Nice landscape in jeep but a lot of Road to enter in thé national Park Mountains with différent Colors
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