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Walk to gorge Taldybulak.

Tourist campaigns in reserve Aksu-Zhabagly.

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger” 

Simone de Beauvoir.

The brief description of a route of tour on foothills Talass of Ala Tau:

Settlement Zhabagly - settlement Kumisbastau - settlement Eltay - pass Irsu - settlement Irsu (Raevka) - cordon Aksu - canyon Aksu - settlement Zhabagly.

Distance of route: 66 km.
Season: from April 1th till September, 30th.
 Best time for excursion: April - August.
Advanced reservation: for 48 hours.
Durtaion of the tour: 3 days, 2 nights.

The detailed program of automobile tour and walk on horses in reserve Aksu-Zhabagly:

Tailor-made tours to Kazakhstan.

Day 1. Valley Kishi-Kaindy (12 km).
Early arrival on station Tyulkubas. A meeting at railway station, transfer to settlement Zhabagly (12 km). Arrival in village Zhabagly, acommodation in the guest house. Breakfast. Transfer to the beginning of walk in vicinities hotel «Asel» (5 km).
Hiking: hotel "Asel" - field base a small house botanists 1800 meters above sea level Kishi-Kaindy (7 km). Walk on fauna and flora in vicinities of valley Kishi-Kaindy, walk to a falls on the river Kishi-Kaindy. The lunch-picnic. Returning to hotel "Asel". Transfer to settlement Zhabagly, accommodation to the guest house. A dinner and overnight.
Day 2.  Gorge Taldybulak (8 km).
Breakfast. Transfer: settlement Zhabagly - the beginning of gorge Tadybulak (3 km). Walk in vicinities of gorge Taldybulak (8 km), here we observe flora and fauna of reserve Aksu-Zhabagly.  Walk can be on horses or on foot on foothills and the bottom belt of mountains. The part of a track passes on a mountain steppe zone and further proceeds on a bottom of gorge Taldybulak. On a track it is possible to meet Tien-Shan a bear, the Siberian mountain goat, (Capreolus capreolus) roe deer.
And also birds: bilious porridge, (Emberiza calandra caesia) common (corn) bunting, a nightingale, (Cinclus) white dipper, black-headed (Remiz), paradise flycatcher, etc. A lunch. Returning in settlement Zhabagly.
Day 3. Reserve Aksu-Zhabagly, trip to canyon Aksu (46 km). 
Breakfast. Transfer: settlement Zhabagly - settlement Eltai - settlement Iirsu - canyon Aksu (1620 meters above sea level around hunter cordon) (25 km). Descent in canyon to the river Aksu borrows 30 - 40 minutes. Walk in vicinities of canyon, here we observe flora of canyon Aksu. Lunch in canyon. Rise from canyon borrows from 0,40 1 hours. Canyon of the river Aksu beautiful and picturesque corner of the nature of reserve. Walking tour on a track northern a slope of a canyon (the right coast, a southern exposition) from cordon Aksu up to the bridge on the river Aksu.
Walk passes through thrickets of the Skeleton Caucasian and juniper a light forest. On a steep rock of a slope of a southern exposition it is possible to observe a colony of rocky swallows. The area is most interesting to supervision over birds of prey: a golden eagle, (Circaetus) serpent eagle, Circaetus, an eagle-dwarf, (Buteo rufinus) long-legged buzzard, (Neophron) neophron, griffon, the bearded man, kestrel, (Falco cherrug) saker falcon, etc. It is possible to meet mountain goats and a bear. Returning in settlement Zhabagly. Departure from Zhabagly.

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Note:
Author program is Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction - only from the sanction of the author - petrovsra@mail.ru  

Alexander Petrov
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