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Touur to mosque Karaman ata.

Tourist travel to mosques of Mangyshlak.

"Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tours in days of religious holidays of Kazakhstan.

The short description of route of pilgrim trip to mosque Karaman ata:

Aktau – Zhanaozen – necropolis Esen-ata – necropolis and underground mosque Karaman-ata (ХIII XIX c.c.).

Distance of route: 292 km.
Season: from April 1, 30st till September.
 The best time for travel: April, May, June, September.
Duration of the tour: 1 day.

The detailed program of pilgrim trip (through settlement Zhetybai, long way) to Karama -ata mosque:

Mangyshlak Travel Information & Tours.

Aktau – necropolis Esen ata - nekropolis underground mosque Karaman ata (146 km).
Transfer: Актау - depression Karagie - settlement Zhetybai - necropolis Esen ata (146 km). Departure at 8.00 from Aktau. Our way lays on southeast through the deepest depression of Kazakhstan - Karagie, which on 132 meters below a sea level.
We pass settlement Munaishi it is turned on the left, on the north and it is passed through settlement Zhitebai. To the right of road behind settlement are stone career where it is extracted Mangyshlak a shell rock which is applied at construction of buildings. On way ancient necropolis Ese -ata is visited. At small settlement Beki it is turned on the West to necropolis Karaman ata up to which there are 16 kilometers. Arrival on necropolis Karaman ata.
Visiting of an ancient necropolis and underground mosque Karaman ata. On walls and stream of underground mosque there are lizards - geckoes. We make pray with shiraksh, carrying out of necessary rituals. Lunch in the house shiraksh. Returrning to Актау (146 km).

The detailed program of pilgrim trip (through settlement Bayndy, short way):

Trips on monuments of architecture of Mangyshlak.

1 Day. Актау - settlement Bayandy - valley Karagie - necropolis and underground mosque Karaman ata (XIII - XIX c.c.) (85 km). 
Transfer: town Aktau - settlement Bayandy - natural boundary Karagie - necropolis Karaman-Ata (85 km, 2 hours). Departure from Актау. Our way lays on northeast in a direction to settlement Bajandy. We pass small lake at departure city.
We pass mazars Bardybek which is near to road. On our way, we shall see oil derricks and gas torches. Along road the waterpipe on which water in the city of Aktau from the river Volga moves is laid. We pass pump station Kuilus and we turn on the left to settlement Shetpe.
We at necropolis Karaman-ata. Visiting of an ancient necropolis and underground mosque Karaman-ata. On walls and stream of underground mosque there are lizards - geckoes. Lunch in the house shiraksh. Visit of ancient burial places.
Returning in Актау. On way stop at black lake which is in mountain depression. Walks in vicinities of lake, the further transfer to Aктау (146 km). 

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Alexander Petrov
 photos.

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