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Tour to Rakhmany lake.

Travel package from Almaty to lake Rakhmany.

 “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow” 

Anita Desai.

The short description of a route of a tour along the river Bukhtarma:

Ust-Kamenogorsk - Bukhtarma reservoir - lake Rakhmany - Ust-Kamenogorsk.

Distance of the route: 1002 km.
Distance of an active part of a tour: 12 km.
Season: June - September.
The best time for an tour: June, July, August.
Duration of the tour: 4days, 3 nights.

The detailed program of tour day by day to lake Rakhmany:

Guided tour from Astana to Katon-Karagay park.

Day 1. Ust-Kamenogorsk - Health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi (495 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 Kaznakovskay crossing - the settlement of Katon Karagay (206 km). A lunch in the settlement of Katon Karagay.
Further transfer: the settlement of Katon-Karagay the settlement - the settlement of Uryl (60 km). A stop in the settlement of Uryl, it is possible to visit shops here. Farther on our way shops will not be any more. 
Transfer: The settlement of Uryl - the settlement of Berel - Health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi (50 km). Arrival in health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi, accommodation in the cottages, dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi. Walk on the pass Radostnyi (3 + 3 = 6 km).
Breakfast. Walk on the pass of Radostnyi 2306 meters high above sea level. The pass is between two rivers Arasan and Black Berel. From the pass, it is far on the South, the picturesque panorama to Katun Range and Mount Belukha 4 506 meters high above sea level opens.
Only 30 kilometers, separate us from the pass Radostnyi to Mount Belukha top now. In good weather it is possible to see the highest part of Katun Range which was stretched in the width direction. From height of bird's flight in the southeast we will enjoy a view of Rakhmanovsky lake which was stretched from the northwest on the southeast in the valley of the river Arasan. Return to health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi, dinner and overnight.
Day 3. Health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi. Walk by boats on Rakhmanovsky falls (2 + 2 = 6 km).
Breakfast. Today on by boats we will make walk on the Rakhmanovsky lake on Rakhmanovsky falls which are in 2 kilometers on northeast side of the lake. The falls have the poetic name of the Volosy of Veronika. Falls water falling height - 30 meters.
We will climb to falls the right side of the river, a footpath which is laid between rocks and fir-trees. Distance of foot walk near (1 + 1 = 2 km). The falls are formed from an anonymous stream, the stream begins from three small thin lakes located the cascade at the height of 2265 meters above sea level. A lunch in an arbor on the bank of the lake. Return to Health resort dinner and overnight.
Day 4. The Health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi - Ust-Kamenogorsk (495 km).
Breakfast. Transfer to Ust-Kamenogorsk.
Transfer: the health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchilake Arsan (2 km). Walk around lake. Transfer: lake Arasan - the Usy batyra falls on the river Arsan (2 km). Walk on falls (600 + 600 = 1200 meters).
Transfer: the Usy batyra falls - settlement Berel - the Settlement of Uryl (46 km). A stop in the settlement of Uryl, visit of shops.
Further transfer: the settlement of Uryl - the settlement of Katon-Karagay (60 km). A lunch in cafe.
Transfer: the settlement of Katon-Karagay - the Kaznakovsky crossing (206 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 the trip. 

The town Ust-Kamenogorsk. At museum of local lore in Ust-Kamenogorsk. On the way to the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.The Usy batyra falls on the river Arsan. In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.The Health resort Rakhmanovsky klyuchi.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.Falls the Arasan on the river Arasan.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.In the environs of the lake Rakhmany.

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

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