Tour 2 days to Tekes waterfall and Tuzkol lake

Tekes-Tuzkol: Tour details

🍴 Food on-site – Cafes, lunch box on the first day (for extra payment).

🕒 Time – 2 days. Distance 700 km both way / 3 h walking (level – easy).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and a temperature range from + 45˚C to – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

⛺ Accommodation in a tent at an altitude of 2500 meters.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide) – from

170 000 tenge

💲 Extra payment – meals, accommodation, fees

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes.

Day 1 - 08:30
Day 1 - 08:30
Departure from Almaty.
Let's hit the road. The road to the Tekes waterfall will pass in different climatic zones. On the way we will see the steppe, we will climb to the highlands up to a height of 2500 meters.
Stop for lunch.
Picnic in the mountains.
Walk to Tekes Waterfall (2 km)
On our return, we set up camp by the river. We collect firewood for the evening fire, the guide will prepare dinner, gather around the fire with a glass of red wine.
Day 2 - 10.00
Day 2 - 10.00
We set off, moving to Lake Tuzkol.
Lake Tuzkol
Lunch. Photoshoot. If we're lucky, we can see Khan Tengri.
Departure to Almaty
A compliment from the guide - a stopover at the Moon Canyon.
Return back to Almaty

Tekes waterfall and Tuzkol lake

In the cradle of the Tien Shan ranges, there is a beautiful waterfall - Tekes. The flow of the clearest water falls into the round base of the rocks, so it is called more often.

For those who have already been to all the mountains and gorges near Almaty trip will open new views - plateaus, replacing the highest peaks, the silence and pristine nature. You will only see herds of sheep and horses, as well as yurts, which fit snugly into the landscape of native Kazakh nomads.

You can spend the night in a tent at an altitude of 2500 m. on the bank of a fast mountain river, have dinner on a campfire, and for those who like comfort there is a guest house or a yurt.

Tuzkol lake is famous for its view of the peak of Khan-Tengri when the weather is cloudless and at sunrise.

Tekes waterfall is on the Tekes River, 250 km from Almaty, in Kegen district, behind the village of Kegen. The river is one of the Ili River formations and originates in Terskey Alatau, on the border with China.
The path leads first along a good road, and then along an unpaved road among fields and zhailau on a picturesque plateau.

Lake Tuzkol with bitter-salt water is located near the village of Kegen, 70 km to the east. The location in the same direction as the waterfall allows you to visit both of these locations in one tour. In clear weather, the lake offers a view of the peak of Khan-Tengri.
A tour to Tekes Falls usually takes 2 days with one overnight stay, but it is possible to include a visit to the waterfall in a multi-day tour.
The road passes by the turn to the Charyn Canyon, among the rocky rocks, and the more contrasting look lush greenery zhailau and plateau. Unusual to our eyes ridges delight new species, and herds of sheep and yurts allow you to plunge into the ethnic color of Kazakhstan.
The off-road vehicle reaches a height of about 2500 meters and then there is a 2 km walk to the waterfall Tekes.
Overnight stay is assumed to be in tents, with the organization of dinner, or in yurts.

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