Excursion Flights on the Helicopter

Tamgaly, Left Talgar, Turgen falls, Charyn Canyon, Lake Kalakol and etc.
Helicopter Excursions to Kazakhstan. Tours to Kazakhstan.

1. The route: Tamgaly: a unique place with rock paintings (with landing)

This unique route will transfer you back to more than 3000 years BC, to the place where appeared a mountain sanctuary with thousand rock paintings which have decorated (on a plan of their founders) a pagan temple of the Sun. In the open-air "gallery" more than 2700 drawings have taken places. Here are Sak and Turkic ones, but the majority are the most mysterious ones which were made during the developed Bronze Age. The natural boundary Tamgaly is in 170 km to the north-west from Almaty and settles down in a south-eastern part of the Chu-Ilij mountains which are stretched from the south to the north from Zailij Ala Tau to the Lake Balkhash and deserts Betpak-Dala. 

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes

2. The route: Left Talgar (with landing)

The extensive Talgar valley consists of three high-mountainous valleys: Left, Average and Right Talgar. It is impossible to tell, which of them is better. Each of them attracts by own beauty. But we offer you travel to picturesque edge of the Left Тalgar which attracts people by open spaces, untouched beauty. The best ornament of the Average Тalgar is the majestic Talgar file - the unique 5000 m point in the northern Tjan-Shan. 

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour 

3. The route: Turgen falls (with landing)

Turgen falls are located in one of the most beautiful gorges in the structure of Ilje-Alatau national park. There are more than 7 falls here. The most visited from them is Bear and Теrskensu. Framed with acting rocks and green fur-trees, Bear bewitches by its beauty. The legend says: the one who drinks waters from a source, will certainly rejuvenate, gain strength and also health. Would you like to check it up yourself?

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 20 minutes 

4. The route: the Charyn canyon (with landing)

On the coast of the deep river Charyn the natural miracle - the Charyn canyon is located. The picturesque canyon with its fantastic and freakish forms is the popular object of tourism in foothills of Zailij Ala Tau. Besides, it is the Temple, the great theatre of the Nature, a surprising place of the whole ensemble of so-called palaces, towers and the minarets reminding the well-known Colorado Grand Canyon in the USA in a miniature. With your own eyes you can look at the kingdom of mountains with formations of sandy castles, valleys and rocky gorges against bright-blue azure sky. 

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 2 hours and 20 minutes 

5. The route: Lake Alakol (with landing)

Salty and drainless Lake Alakol which is located on the border of Almaty and East Kazakhstan areas, by right is considered a pearl of Kazakhstan. It is known, that many years ago The Great Silk Road passed by the water "bowl" under the name of Alakol. Already those days the caravaneers freshening after a tiresome way in waters of Lake, have noticed: salty waves wonderfully restore forces, strengthen health and mentality. By themselves people attritions disappeared, wounds were quickly healed, people suffering from radiculitis forgot about pains in a waist, and quarrels and insults seemed not to be worth attention … Modern medical researches confirm medical qualities of the Lake water. Sea breath of Alakol in a combination with the wind-dry, hot, filled with aroma of steppes acts rather favorably. 

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 5 hours 

6. The route: the Charyn canyon (with landing) - the peak Khan Tengri (without landing)

The unforgettable flight which you can present to yourselves and the relatives. Those who happened to be in the Charyn canyon could admire its beauty only from below. And the unique opportunity to see the Nature temple with all its magnificence is given to you. The handsome Khan Tengri (the Master of spirits) becomes the following on The route. It is considered one of the most beautiful tops of the Central Tjan-Shan. There are a lot of legends about this mountain. On a decline the top is painted in red colour, therefore Khan Tengri also named Tengri-Tau (the Divine mountain) and Caen-Tau (Bloody mountain). This well-known top is the highest point of Kazakhstan (6995 m) and the most northern in the world 7000 m point. The mountain is located on the border of three states - China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The top of Khan Tengri is very difficult to subdue, it does not stop involving climbers and fans of adventures. The unique chance to subdue Khan Tengri from the sky is given to you. 

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 3 hours and 30 minutes 

7. The route: Lake Kolsay (with landing)

The Pearl of Northern Tjan-Shan are Kolsay Lakes. These places are good for the pedestrian tourism. But sometimes it is so desirable to embrace boundless, and our pilots will help you to manage with it. Flight to Kolsay Lake becomes excellent pastime for a weekend. From the bird's flight height you can admire high-mountainous Lakes with abrupt, covered with pines slopes located on spurs of the ridge Kungej-Alatau. 

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 50 minutes 

8. The route: Lake Balkhash (with landing)

According to the ancient Kazakh legend, one powerful ruler Balkash had a beautiful daughter Ily. This ruler declared a holiday - "toy", and promised to give his daughter as a wife for the winner. But the beauty Ily loved a poor shepherd Karatal. Ili has helped Кaratal to win competition of grooms. Balkash did not want to give the daughter to the poor man. Then Кaratal and Ily escaped. The angered father could not catch up the fugitives. And then he has turned them into the rivers, and he himself has turned into the Lake of grey and blue colors, absorbing the disobedient daughter. So such a legend our people have here about Lake Balkhash which is a unique natural formation. It is huge on the area, but of a very little depth, and its eastern half has salty water while the western part - fresh enough, therefore even the fish living in different parts of Lake is various. 

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 3 hours and 30 minuts 

9. The route: the Big Almaty Lake (with landing) - Space station (with landing) - the Tujuk-sou glacier (without landing)

One of the most popular vacation places for citizens during week-ends is the Big Almaty Lake. People are involved here by the beautiful nature, mountain pure air, wood and, of course, the Lake. With our help you will not have to go by car on impassability any more. To the height of more than 2,5 km you will rise in some minutes. Having admired its beauty enough, you will go to the Tujuk-sou glacier, having passed Zhasylkezen station of space beams researches (Space station). 

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour 

10. The route: the Big Almaty Lake (with landing) - Space station (with landing) - peak CDКА (without landing) - ridge Кungei Ala Tau: peak Bogatyr/peak Talgar (without landing)

The two-hour route by the helicopter on an offered route will remain in your memory for many years. Beauty of the Big Almaty Lake, green slopes of gorge, and in some minutes - snow pass Zhasylkezen on which has settled down the Space station . An upper course of gorge with tops of peaks of Councils, Lake, Choybolsan, Legostayev. And further through pass Ozyorniy to the valley Chon-Kemin. More close to the east ridges of Northern Tjan-Shan - Zailij and Кungei Ala Tau open. From here it is already possible to make out azure Issyk Kul. The advice from those who has already tested the given route: grasp with yourself a camera and a videocamera. Probably, these very shots will become the best in your family archive. 

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 10 minutes 

11. The route: Turgen falls (with landing) - Lake Kolsay (without landing) - the Charyn canyon (with landing) - singing barkhans (with landing)

Natural boundary Turgen in vicinities of Almaty is the most beautiful corner of the protogenic nature at bottom of Zailij Ala Tau ridges. It is well-known for the picturesque falls, crystal water of the mountain rivers and small Lakes. The Kolsay Lakes located at the height of 1000, 2250 and 2700 metres above sea level become the second point of this route. Surrounded with rocks and woods, mountain gorges and the Alpine meadows, these Lakes bewitch with the virgin beauty.

Landing at the Charynsky canyon will give you the unique possibility to admire creation of the mother-nature. The nature has presented to us unique forms of the fantastic Charyn "castles" created by water, wind erosion and time. Tourists can tickle nerves by speed racing down Charyn on catamarans or on an attraction "Tarzan". In the evenings it is possible to have a rest in a Scythian bath on the bank of the river. Among nearby natural sights - the cemetery of the hardened trees, the Snake valley and a relic ashen grove.

Your second landing will be already near the singing barkhan. By opinion of many people, this is the most mystical place in Almaty area. Nobody knows, how this sandy colossus appeared on a joint of Big Kalkan mountain formations and for whom he sings the songs. It is located on the right coast of the largest river Ili and is a unique sight of Altin-Emel nature reserve. Strolling on a barkhan ridge, it is possible to hear its singing. Sand under your feet starts to slide and hoot, reminding either a landing plane or a river beacon siren.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Seat back: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 3 hours 

12. The route: Peak Таlgar (without landing) - glacier "Bogatyr" (without landing) - Lake Kolsay (with landing) - the Charyn canyon (with landing) - Lake Issyk (with landing) - the Big Almaty Lake (with landing)

With confidence it is possible to name the offered route a small travel. For three hours you can take pleasure in unique landscapes of Zailij Ala Tau, admire its highest top - peak Talgar. The further way will lie over, perhaps, the greatest glacier - the Bogatyr. There is everything here: both snow and ice, sea Lakes, hollows and basins with small Lakes of water. The sight is rather impressing. Further your way leads to Kolsay Lakes. Dark blue waters in an environment of blossoming meadows, rocks and huge coniferous woods. The Charyn canyon will add impressions by its gorgeous beaty. The helicopter will land here, and you can touch with the hands the creation of the mother-nature. But the most surprising things wait for you ahead. From the bird's flight height you will see northern slope of a ridge of Zailij Ala Tau - the place where the huge bowl of Lake Issyk once lapped. On July 7th, 1963 during big mountain torrent the Lake Issyk has ceased to exist in its former shape.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 3 hours 

13. The route: Glacier "Bogatyr" (without landing) - Lake Kolsay (with landing) - the Charyn canyon, th valley of Castles (with landing) - Lake Issyk (with landing) - peak Таlgar (without landing) - the Big Almaty Lake (with landing)

This route will allow you to familiarise with beauty of Almaty area without hurry. The first on the way will appear the glacier Bogatyr - second-large in Zailij Ala Tau. It lies down at a source of one of the rivers of the southeast Talgar. The highest top is the peak Bogatyr (4626 m). Upper courses of a glacier Bogatyr differ with sharp and strict contours. Here among equal and wavy surfaces steep rocky tops rise. One of their parts is turned to the southeast, absolutely bare. Another, northwest, is covered by hilly thicknesses of snow. On the left side the glacier comes to the end with an abrupt inaccessible forehead, on the right one the whole of it is buried under stone fragments. In one place on sea adjournment there are huge blocks which have broken, possibly, by an earthquake from the next slope. Sharp change of a landscape, and here you already fly over the Kolsay Lakes attracting you by the turquoise waters. Fishing, boating and simple contemplation of violent and rich, bright and gentle colors of the protogenic nature will leave you indelible impressions. Had a rest? Let's go further. Following on the route is peak Таlgar. The powerful file of top dominates over surrounding mountains. And the height makes 5017m - the highest point of Zailij Ala Tau, the most northern ridge of Tjan-Shan.

The Big Almaty Lake which has spread in gorge of the river Big Аlmatinka (at height of 2511 m above sea level and in 28,5 km to the south from Almaty) becomes a final point. As if a sparkling mirror, it keeps silver of its waters in a hollow and from different directions is surrounded by majestic tops. The overwhelming majority of Tjan-Shan mountain Lakes was formed as a result of earthquakes. The big Almaty Lake is the largest of them. Over the Lake three basic peaks are towering, they can be seen from the northern end of a dam: peak of Councils (4317) - in the southeast, Lake (4110 m) - in the south, upwards on a river valley, and woody slopes of peak Tourist (3954 m) rise to the southwest from Lake.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 3 hours 

14. The route: Ranch "Stetson", ostrich and trout farm (with landing) Shimbulak (without landing) - the Big Almaty Lake (with landing)

Do not know where to go with a family and friends on the target? Take advantage of the offered route, and you will not regret! Landing at ostrich and trout farm "Ranch Stetson" will give pleasure both to adults and children. Everyone will be able to catch a trout from the river personally and while you are examining an ostrich's farm, skillful cooks prepare for you a real treat. So the following trip will not be with an empty stomach. The delightful flight over mountain-ski resort Shimbulak and beauty of the Big Almaty Lake are looking forward for you to come.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 20 minuts 

15. The route: Castle "Nomads" (with landing)

To undertake the travel to the world of cinema now is as easy as shelling pears. With us you make surprising flight to the left bank Ily, to the place of shootings of the film "Nomads". More recently in the middle of still wild steppes this high-budget entertainment project was shooting. The author of the screenscript - Rustam Ibragimbekov wrote a parable, having been inspired by 300 years history of the Kazakh khans, and producer - Milosh Forman has collected actors and experts from the whole world.

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour 

16. The route: Тamgali Tas (with landing)

If you are interested in secrets of the past it is so necessary to visit a place named Тamgali Tas. Here and only here it is possible to see rock paintings of the Buddhistic subjects, which is so unusual to our region. Many petroglifs have remained on black mysterious rocks and also images of deities, late Buddhistic inscriptions, the sense and meaning of which still need to be solved. On the rocks it is possible to see a set of drawings of 12th century, and also ancient Turkic runic inscriptions which are dated up to 8-9th centuries. 
In spring this place is annually used for bard festival "Lilac wind" concomitanted by Ili-Balkhash regatta.

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes 

17. The route: the Big Almaty Lake (with landing) - Shimbulak (without landing) - Тabagan (with landing) - Almatau, Soldier's gorge (with landing) - ranch "Stetson", оstrich and trout farm (with landing) - Turgen falls (with landing) - an observatory of plateau Аssy (with landing) - Lake Kolsay (without landing)

The route offered you is ideal both for family rest and for excursion with business partners. Walk by the helicopter with landing at the marvellous high-mountainous Lake - Big Almaty which is a pearl of Zailij Ala Tau. Flight over high-mountainous ski resort Shimbulak will allow you to take pleasure in beauty of a local landscape and to discuss important issues without hurry.

The second landing waits for you at the modern mounting ski resort Таbagan which is located on the territory of Talgar area in Almaty province, near National natural reserve. The landscape of the area and favorable weather conditions allow all-the-year-round using of the complex. During winter time - downhill skiing, snowboards and snowmobiles, and in summer in Таbagan there are all conditions for development of mountaineering, driving on quadrocycles and mountain bicycles, family rest of resort type, carrying out of cultural-mass and sports actions on open air.

In the list of routes the Soldier's gorge appears the third. It is interesting for main competitions of VII winter Asian games which will pass here. In Talgar gorge on ranch "Stetson" you can have a bite and go fishing, and also take pleasure from an unforgettable sight of Turgen falls.

In the heart of hills Тurgenya plateau Аssy is stretched. At the bottom of the gorge the mountain river with absolutely transparent water rages. Last lifting, and huge spaces of mountain plateau Аssi - the unique place unexpectedly open to your eyes. Besides, on the territory of Аssy the mountain observatory known in Kazakhstan settles down. Ancient barrows, rock drawings are found in the mountains of plateau along the river Assy. In one of gorges the ancient burial place of Saks is revealed.

In the end of the travel you will make a flight over Kolsay Lakes, admire the rocks, blossoming meadows and huge woods of Tjan-Shan fur-trees.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 2 hours 

18. The route: Меdео (without landing) - Shimbulak (without landing) - the Big Almaty Lake (with landing)

Do you want to see the reconstructed high-mountainous skating rink Меdео by your own eyes? Nobody saw it in such condition. Excursion at height of 3 500 metres over the well-known " smithy of records" will present to you a weight of unforgettable sensations. Here only you and clouds, and next … Next the well-known peak Тalgar and mountain resort Shimbulak are waiting for you. The new rope-way, convenient and at the same time extreme descents - you can not even think of what is ahead, after all - there are Asian games! But if the 2011th is far, the Big Almaty Lake is right at your hands. Some 5 minutes, and here you already in the gorge Almaarasan enjoying silence and rest.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour 

19. The route: Kumbel - the Kok-Tyube - Меdео - Shimbulak - the Big Almaty Lake - Space station - Almaarasan gorge

Half-hour route which will begin with the survey of the surprisingly beautiful mountain of Zailij Ala Tau - Kumbel. Reserved places, untouched snow sparkling under the sun … It is impossible not to fall in love with these places. You will fly above the well-known Kok-Tyube, therefrom will admire the sight of Almaty, then a circle over Shimbulak, and here you already fly up to the Big Almaty Lake where you will take pleasure from a beautiful sight, pure air and, certainly, will make pictures for memory.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour 

20. The route: Peak Таlgar (without landing) - Тurgen (without landing) - an observatory of plateau Аssy (with landing)

The city routine annoys you and it would be so desirable to be pulled out with friends to the nature, and the further you go, the better it is… We offer not only "further", but also "above". Remember the song: "… there are no people there, there are no cars there". Flight near peak Таlgar, over Тurgen is certainly pleasant for your company, well and it is possible to take a walk and limber up after landing at plateau Аssy where in spring and in autumn you can play snowballs (isn't it an entertainment!), cool drinks in natural ice and, certainly, make a photosession for memory.

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes 

21. The route: the Kapshagaj water basin (without landing) - castle "Nomads" (with landing)

Imagine a flight by the helicopter over the water smooth surface: you fly so low, that it seems if a little bit more it will be possible to touch it with your hand or it is so high, that it grasps your breath. And in some minutes you, continuing water contemplation, rush over the steppe open spaces. And here you are already the descendant of khan Batyj, do believe, castle "Nomads" will add reality into your imagination.

Start/return place: airport "Boraldai"
Free time of parking: no more than 1 hour 

22. The route: Flight to Zailij Ala Tau foothills (without landing)

We offer you nonstop travel to foothills of Zailij Ala Tau. This northern spur of Tjan-Shanj is remarkable for the fact that the set of unique places is concentrated on a small distance. These are mountain tops (the highest point peak Тalgar - 4978 m), a lot of mountain rivers and falls (the most picturesque are located in Turgen gorge with difference of heights up to 50 m), unique sea and obstruction Lakes(the largest - Big Almaty with the depth of 40 m.)

Start/return place: a platform of the Ministry of Emergency Measures on the river B.Almatinka, above the dam 

23. The route: Almaty - Таmchy - Almaty

Time for rest - exactly two days and to lose precious minutes on road is blasphemy. The wayout is: the company "Oriental Express" gives possibility of flight from Almaty to Issyk Kul coast in 1 hour! On a comfortable air liner you will be delivered directly to the airport of Kyrgyzstan - Tamchy and under your requirement will be expected at the same place, any time which is convenient for you.

Start/return place: Almaty International Airport
Free time of parking: no more than 2 hours and 30 minutes 

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