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Tour Ship breaking yard on Aral.

Excursion walks to Small Aral sea.

“To travel is to live” 

Hans Christian Andersen.

The short description of the tour route from Aralsk to Zhalanash settlement:

 Aralsk - settlement Zhalanash -  Ship breaking yard on Aral - Aralsk. 

Distance of route: 282 km
Season: from May, 1st till September, 15th.
 The best time for travel: May - August.
Duration of the tour: 1 day.

Detailed the program jeep tour on Aral Sea in Kazakhstan:

Guided Tours to Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.

Town of Aralsk - settlement of Zhalanash - settlement of Tastubek - place of fishermen Tastubek - Ship breaking yard on Aral (121 km).
Transfer: Aralsk - settlement of Zhalanash (63 km). Departure from Aralsk, our way lies on the northwest, approximately, through 5 kilometers from the town asphalt, a further way to the settlement of Zhalanash reaches a limit, passes on the grader. For 27 kilometers before the settlement of Zhalanash, to the left of the road, picturesque breaks of the natural boundary Saryshoky, East cliff of Ustyurt, a stop on photography are located. Arrival in the settlement of Zhalanash, short walk in the neighborhood of the settlement, photography of rural houses with flat roofs.
Transfer: settlement of Zhalanash - the settlement of Tastubek (25 km). The settlement of Tastubek is on the peninsula Koktyrnak. In the east, in 29 kilometers there is a bay Zhalanash, in the southern part of the peninsula low hills Bultuk and Ushshoky are located. It is the usual settlement which is on an eminence, from here to the place of fishermen on the bank of the Aral Sea 3 kilometers.
Transfer: settlement Tastubek - on the place of fishermen on the bank of the Small Aral Sea (3 km). The working day of fishermen begins early in the morning. In the morning fishermen departure on motor boats in the sea, put networks, and in the second half of day pull out fishing networks with production. 
Transfer: the place of fishermen at the Aral Sea - Shoshkala valley - mountains Kaltybay (30 km). We transfer the North, to the left of us the gulf Butakov, it is a northern part of the Aral Sea. Approximately, in 2 kilometers from the sea breaks East cliff of Ustyurt, begin here and there are mountains Kaltybay. Walk in vicinities.
Transfer: mountains Kaltybay - First ship on the bank of the Aral Sea (11 km). We go to the West along East cliff of Ustyurt and along the northern coast of the gulf Butakova. On the right we observe an eminence - the mountain Karasandyk 200 meters high above sea level.
Through 10 kilometers on cliff of Ustyurt the mountain Akshoky 215 meters high above sea level towers. Arrival to the First ship, walk in environs. This ship is ashore, the most part of the ship is sorted, wooden parts lie separately from the ship aside, all designs of the ship rusty.
Approximately in 400 meters on the southwest from the First ship there is the Second ship. This Second ship is a shapeless heap of rusty iron, it is difficult to approach it and iron still whole as it is in water, approximately in 70 meters from the coast. The bottom is covered with silt deeply, it is almost impossible to approach the ship. From here, on the East in 3 kilometers, in a coastal zone the Aral Sea is the deepest place in the gulf Butakova - 45 meters. Walk in environs.
Approximately in 120 meters to the west from the Second ship there is the Third ship. It, too a shapeless heap of rusty scrap metal which under the name the former Third ship, also is partially in water and partially on the land. Most likely it was the tow, judging by the remained cabin of the boat. Walk in vicinities.
Transfer: The Third ship - the Barge on the bank of the Aral Sea (9 km). Our way lies on the northwest along East chink of Ustyurt. We pass the mountain Kenderli 227 meters high above sea level which is the most dominating eminence on coastal cliff. The fourth the barge, is the barge, from all ships, it remained best of all.
The most part of the barge is in water, other ashore. Around the barge sand, is a lot of garbage, most likely locals from the settlement of Akespe come here for rest and to bathe. Walk in environs. 
Transfer: The barge - town Aralsk (141 km). Arrival in town of Aralsk. The end tour.

First ship is on Aral Sea.First ship is on Aral Sea.First ship is on Aral Sea.First ship is on Aral Sea.First ship is on Aral Sea.First ship is on Aral Sea.The second ship and environs on Small Aral Sea in the gulf Butakov.The second ship and environs on Small Aral Sea in the gulf Butakov.East cliff plateu Ustyurt.The ships in the neighborhood of the settlement of Zhalanash. Aral district.The second ship and environs on Small Aral Sea in the gulf Butakov.The third ship and environs on Small Aral Sea in the gulf Butakov.The third ship and environs on Small Aral Sea in the gulf Butakov.The barge is on Aral Sea and environs in the gulf Butakov.

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

Photos by
Alexandr Petrov.