The whole year round Kazakhstan attracts tourists from all over the world.
The choice of tourist itineraries is so wide, that it is better to make up your mind at once as to what interests you most at the moment and what can be postponed till next time.
If you like active recreation, wild nature, thick forests, snowy mountain tops and slope ski routes, mysterious caves and fanciful rock formations - it means that Kazakhstan will be a pleasant surprise for you.
Many people today want to get away from it all and experience adventures in as near to natural conditions as possible. This is where tourism and sport meet, an ideal combination for those who like to live life to the full. The landscape around Kazakhstan is so diverse that you can take in mountain expeditions, horse-riding, hiking, drives through the desert, canoeing and helicopter trips.
Travelling in the exotic environs of the Kazakhstan, you can experience five climate zones in just one day, or even a few hours! Few other countries can offer scorching deserts in the south (600 m above sea level) and permanent glaciers in the north (4,000-5,000 m). And without having to board a time machine, you can descend to the bottom of a lake that disappeared 15 million years ago.
One of the most stunning peaks of the Central Tien-Shan is Khan-Tengri- " the Lord God". The marble peak, a perfect pyramid, can be seen from almost everywhere. The mountain has long been wreathed in legend. It is still called Tengii Tau (God's mountain) and Khan Tau (the Lord's mountain) - or the Bloody Mountain, from the red glow of the peak in the rays of the setting sun.
Hunting is a deep-rooted tradition in Kazakhstan. Hunting with a berkut - a golden eagle - is a very ancient method of catching birds and one of the most distinctive Kazakh national traditions. In ancient times a good eagle was worth five or six camels, a falcon one or two camels, and you could buy a bride for a Kazakh Borzoi dog ( tazy), instead of the bride-price of 47 horses.
Zhibek Zholy, or the Great Silk Road, is a network of ancient caravan paths from China to the Near East and Europe. This trade route emerged in the 3rd century B.C. and endured right up to the 20th century. A considerable part of the route (1,700 km) went through Kazakhstan. The idea of uniting the two worlds - East and West - is reflected today in the global concept of "Eurasian-ness ".
Enjoy the beauty of nature while also learning fascinating facts about birds, animals, fossils, insects and minerals. Thanks to the diversity of the landscape, Kazakhstan has a wealth of flora and fauna. Far away from factories and industrial facilities, the natural world has been preserved in its primitive state to this day.
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