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Burkhan-Bulak waterfall.

Hiking in vicinities of the town of Tekeli.

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Tours to Burkhan-Bulak waterfall in Dzhungarskiy Alatau.

The Kora, a wild stream fed by glaciers, forms a beautiful waterfall, the Burkhan Bulak. more than 90 metres high, in its upper reaches. 47-kilorrielre long hiking trail leads to the place, or you can drive or ride by jeep or mountain bike for 20 kilometres until you come to a farm with the cheerful name Ninth Bee Meadow, from where you can rent a horse cheaply and quietly trot to the waterfall.
As an alternative or extension you can also make a long but very beautiful one-day trip to the Bcssonova (glacier, which begins 15 kilometres upstream from Ninth Bee Meadow. A particularly interesting attraction the valley offers is its relatively large population of Tien Shan brown bears.
In spring, accompanied by a gamekeeper, you can venture into the wilderness with a good chance of observing one of the hungry bears through binoculars, recently woken from hibernation and looking for food.
For fishermen, the osman, a capricious, predatory fish that usually only bites during the second half of the day, lives in the crystal-clear streams of this region. The passes and glaciers in this area arc no less fascinating than those in the Zailiyskiy Alatau.
Even though climbing up to the glaciers Tronova, Ayuksayskiy, Saposlmikova and Altynsarina requires good mountaineering expertise. And remember: you are in a border area and must be in possession of a valid entry permit.

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Authority:
The guidebook across Kazakhstan. Authors Dagmar Schreiber and Jeremy Tredinnick.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.