7 days / 6 nights
All year around
Pilgrimage to Kazakhstan will gift its visitors some thrilled moments at the sacred places that they will carry in their memories forever.
Day 1: Almaty
Arrive to Almaty. Transfer to the hotel. Start Almaty city tour including visit to: Central historical Museum, 28 Panfilov Guardsmen Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Museum of Musical Instruments, Republic Square, Monument of Independence. Then we will visit Central Mosque- one of the biggest in Kazakhstan. It`s meant for 7000 visitors. Majestic building decorated with marble and colored glazed tile, carried out in Kazakh national motives. Mosque is crowned by blue dome 20 meters in diameter and 36 meters high. The height of big minaret is 47 m. Among the other Islamic and orthodox cultural constructions, there are synagogues in Almaty and also Buddhist temples of different nation-cultural centers. Visit Mausoleum of Raimbek ata.
Day 2: Ungurtas
Breakfast. Transfer to the village Ungurtas. Meet Bifatima dervish. After having tea, necessary to make a water ceremony to clean yourself up from sins and rise to the sacred mountain Ungurtas. Unique «a place of force», where people from different countries of the world come to receive a charge of energy from the Earth and Space.
Drive back to Almaty.
Day 3: Aulie Agash
Breakfast. Transfer to Aulie Agash (near Koktal village) — a 700-year-old sacred tree. The legend is that — branches have got into soil so deeply that from them have sprouted young trees, which have inclined the crones to «father», having formed thereby original «yurt». Pilgrims ask spirits of ancestors to give them healing from illnesses, others — to send them children, good luck and well-being, and someone comes simply to sit in silence and to think about life. Back to Almaty.
Day 4: Almaty -Shymkent-Turkestan
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Shymkent. Arrive to Shymkent.
Transfer to Turkestan. On the way to Turkestan you will see: The Museum in village Shaulder, ruins of Otrar, the Mausoleum of Arystan-bab, mausoleum of Khodja Ahmed Yassaui. This amazing construction was built in honor of a famous Turkic poet and Sufi mystic, Khodja Ahmed Yassavi. The word “Yassavi” originates from “Yassy”. That was the ancient name of Turkestan. The whole city is a historical and cultural reservation of Khazret Sultan. In the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassavi, there are medieval bath houses and khilvet, where the great Saint was living.
Day 5: Turkestan-Sairam
Excursion to the underground mosque, east bath, history museum, walk on fragment of the citadels battlement. Visit handicraft makers. Transfer to ancient city of Sairam – the part of a Great Silk Road – visit Mausoleums of parents of Khodja Ahmed Yassavi — Ibragim аtа and Karashash apa.
Day 6: Shymkent-Aktau
Transfer to Kazygurt Mountain. Every year, pilgrims come there. From the south, at the foot of the main peak there is a holy place Akbura (White camel).
Transfer to airport for flight to Aktau. Arrive to Aktau. Transfer to hotel.
Day 7: Aktau-Almaty
Depart to Shakpak ata. Visit Shakpak ata. The Necropolis of Shakpak-Ata (10th-13th cc.) and its underground mosque are located on the Tupkargan peninsula. The Shakpak-Ata mosque takes the shape of a Latin cross.
Transfer to the airport. Arrive to Almaty.