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Excursion to valleys Shekelmes and Kein-Keriish.

Excursion tour to valley Shekelmes.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” 

Augustine of Hippo.

Short description of route of tour to Bukhtarma reservoir:

Distance of route: 697 km.
Distance of an active part of a route: 5 km.
Season: from May 1 to September 30.
The best time for excursion: June, July.
Duration of the excursion: 3 days, 2 nights.

The detailed program of tour day after day from Bukhtarma reservoir to Zaisan lake:

Group tour in the valley Kein-Keriish.

Day 1. Ust-Kamenogorsk - the valley Shekelmes (346 km).
Transfer: Ust-Kamenogorsk - the Kaznakovskay crossing (175 km). Arrival on Kaznakovskay a crossing, expectation of the ferry.
Crossing on the opposite coast of the Bukhtarma reservoir (4 km). Further transfer: the Kaznakovsky crossing - the settlement of Kurchum (34 km). A lunch in the settlement of Kurchum.
Further transfer: the settlement of Kurchum - the settlement Barack batyr - the settlement of Karatogay - the valley Sarykaryn - the valley Shekelmes on the bank of the Lake Zaysan (133 km). Behind the settlement of Karatogay we turn with asphalt roads and 51 kilometers we go on the steppe road.
Arrival in the valley Shekelmes, walk in the environs of the valley Shekelmes, photographing of a decline in the environs of the valley and the Lake Zaysan. Pitch up a tent, accommodation in tents, dinner and overnight.
Day 2. The valley Shekelmes - the valley Kein-Keriish (36 km).
Breakfast. Half a day of walks in the environs of the valley Shekelmes and Lake Zaysan. Lunch. Transfer: the valley Shekelmes - the valley Sarykaryn - the valley Kein-Keriish. Arrival in the valley Kein-Keriish. Pitch up a tent, in the top part of the valley from where the magnificent and picturesque view on a sedimentary relief with not repeating forms and different coloring of soil opens.
Walks in the environs of the valley on a panoramic point of a decline. Return to the camp, dinner and overnight.
Day 3. The valley Kein-Keriish - Ust-Kamenogorsk (315 km).
Breakfast. Photofilming of the valley on rising. Walk in environs. Return to Ust-Kamenogorsk.
Transfer: the valley Kein-Keriish - the settlement of Kurchum (102 km). A lunch in cafe.
Transfer: the settlement of Kurchum - the Kaznakovsky crossing (34 km). A crossing on the opposite coast of the Bukhtarma reservoir (4 km).
Transfer: The Kaznakovsky crossing - Ust-Kamenogorsk (175 km). Arrival in Ust-Kamenogorsk, end of a trip. 

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

Alexander Petrov
photos.