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Destination Explanation

Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia that has a diverse and complex geographic landscape, Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia and is the heartland/geographic center of Eurasia. With a surface area of 2,724,900 sq km, Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world, comparable to India and Australia.

Kazakhstan’s surface is covered by 26% desert, 44% semi-desert, 6% forest and 24% steppe terrain, in addition to a few other landscapes. The South and East have great wild and mostly untouched mountain landscapes with the Tien Shan and Altai being the most prominent. The highest peak in the country is Khan Tengri at 7,013m above sea level

Kazakhstan is a vast country with diverse landscapes, and its autumn season brings a unique and beautiful experience. During the autumn season, which typically lasts from September to November, Kazakhstan’s landscape undergoes a transformation as the temperatures begin to cool down and the leaves on trees start changing colors.

In some parts of Kazakhstan, particularly in the northern and central regions, autumn brings a stunning display of golden and orange hues as the leaves of the trees turn from green to yellow, red, and brown. The forests, meadows, and hills are filled with a riot of colors that make for a picturesque sight. The changing colors of the trees create a beautiful contrast against the clear blue skies and snow-capped mountains, which are visible in the distance.

Overall Kazakhstan is a country with diverse and stunning landscapes, making it a great destination for landscape photography.



October 30 - November 7 , 2023

The Host


tour price: $2800

US$300 deposit required to reserve your spot

group size

Minimum 4 participants
Maximum 7 participants


Necessary Covid-19 Vaccinations, ​International Medical and Travel Insurance Coverage



Prices are based on double occupancy unless noted. Single-occupancy rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis (in most places) and are subject to a supplemental fee.

We try to accommodate participants who request single accommodations, as well as those looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested, or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, you will be required to pay for the supplement.


The photo tour price is in US Dollars, based on 6 paying participants. In the unlikely event the photo tour does not fill, there is a small surcharge of US$500 for 4-5 paying participants.

What’s Included:

2 Photographer Instructors

Accommodations (Based on Double Occupancy)

All Tickets and Entrance fee

Roundtrip Airport Transfer

Parking fees

What’s Excluded:

Airfare to and from Almaty Internasional Airport

Food and Beverages

Liquor and Alcohol

Tips for tour guides, drivers, bellhops ect.

International Medical and travel Insurance Coverage



  • Meeting Point at Almaty Internasional Airport
  • Almaty
    We will arrive in Almaty in the late morning and after picking up you at the airport we will drive to the wonderful Almaty Lake 30 Km out of the city. The Big Almaty Lake is at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level before you arrive there, you can admire the natural beauty of
    the Trans-Ili Alatau Mountains. 

From the main road, all start to change compared with the city, the road climbs higher and higher, the landscape is changing, and more and more huge mossy stones appear on the slopes, According to scientists, more than 2,000 years ago there was a strong earthquake in these places, literally moving mountains. As a result of this natural cataclysm a natural dam was formed and a giant bowl deep 38 meters was formed creating the lake.

Even on hot summer days water temperature in the lake is not more than 12 Celsius degrees. The color of the water changes depending on the season, the weather, and the temperature of the water.


  • Almaty to Altyn Emel National Park
    Altyn-Emel National Park is located in the Ili River Valley, where we can see the sand desert, mountains, and green areas. The park was founded on April 10, 1996, to preserve a natural park complex, as well as archaeological and historical monuments. It is the largest reserve in Kazakhstan and part of UNESCO’s world heritage.
    On the second day, we will drive around 250km from Almaty and we will see the Singing dunes. The dunes are famous because Genghis Khan with his army was there 800 years ago and because you will hear a strange sound from the trees around and the sand. We will try to hike the biggest dune which is around 150mt and we will have some time to explore the area.


  • Altyn Emel National to Altyn Emel National Park
    On the third day, we will visit Aktau Mountain, we can walk near there for around 30-40
    minutes and see the incredible landscape that turns from yellow to red, violet, orange, and
    white due to the presence of different minerals.


  • Kolsai Lake to Ozero Kaindy
    The magnificent cascade of Kolsai lakes is located 290 kilometers south-east of Almaty, That area is surrounded by three amazing alpine lakes, which are called Kolsai-1, Kolsai-2, and Kolsai-3 located respectively at an altitude of 1700, 2252, and 2650 meters above sea level.

A lot of people consider them the pearl of the Northern Tien Shan mountains, Kaindy lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Kazakhstan, and still not a tourist place. The lake is located at an altitude of 2000m, 26 kilometers far from the Kaindy River of the same name, near the Kolsai Lake. Translated from Kazakh “Kaindy” means “abundant in birch”, the meaning of the name is because is full of large birch groves, located near the area and inside the lake spectacularly. On the fourth day, we will hike around Kolsai
lake and we can arrive at the second lake.


  • Ozero Kaindy to Charyn Canyon National Park
    Charyn Canyon National Park is a protected area located in southeastern Kazakhstan, near the Chinese border. It was established in 2004 to preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the canyon.
    The canyon itself is an impressive geological formation that stretches for over 80 kilometers, with some sections reaching a depth of up to 300 meters. It is often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Central Asia” due to its striking resemblance to the famous American landmark.
    In addition to its natural wonders, Charyn Canyon National Park is also rich in cultural heritage. The park contains several archaeological sites that provide insight into the region’s history, including ancient rock carvings and burial mounds.


  • Charyn Canyon National Park to Shymbulak
    After the Canyon, we will go to the famous resort Shimbulak, where we will take 2 cable
    railways until the peak of Talgar ( 3000 mt). From here we can do some trekking or walk around
    the area. For people that don’t like trekking, we can just see the view and go back to the first
    cable railway and enjoy a coffee with a nice view and relax


  • Shymbulak to Almaty
    Almaty is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, located in the southeast part of the country. The population is around 1,8 million inhabitants. The city was very famous to be the old capital and the city remains the economic, financial, and cultural center of all of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It’s a very ethical city, full of older buildings, oriental bazaars, churches, mosques, and a lot of other interesting things to see. This and the following day will be dedicated to the tour around this magnificent city


  • Almaty City Tour and Cityscape
  • Visit the Ascension Cathedral, the famous beautiful Russian Orthodox cathedral
  • Visit the Green Bazaar and the Central Mosque
  • Transfer to Koktobe, and lunch in an amazing restaurant where you can see the city from the top
  • Visit of National Museum


  • Departure to home
    Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Almaty Internasional Airport

Brilliant Routes

Each route selected and studied for the results of extraordinary photos

Smart Guides

It’s not that we are so smart, it’s just that we have tons of experiences.

Optimal Timing

We always pay attention in details, not too fast and not too late.

Unique Experience

Extraordinary experiences can only be achieved from teams that we prepared. 

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee. For this reason, we recommend trip insurance. Please refer to the Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds section in our terms and conditions for the full details of our policies. Please do not make air travel arrangements until checking with us first.


While these descriptions represent the photo tour’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice, including substitutions of tour leaders. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants is not met. And while we don’t anticipate this happening, we reserve the right to adjust the fees for this photo tour due to factors outside of our control, such as fluctuations in currency rates, political or governmental action, new applicable taxes, and related issues. Please do not purchase air travel before confirming with us. Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment and luggage. We can never count on the weather patterns in our destination. For this reason, we have our list of beautiful locations we’ll be going to, but we need to keep our schedule fluid, as we will be adapting to changing weather conditions on the ground.

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