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Pristine Beauty of the Dzungarian Alatau

The Dzungarian Alatau is a mountain range located in the northeast of the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, between the Ili River and Lake Alakol. The range extends from the west-southwest to east-northeast along the state border of Kazakhstan and China.

The length of the range is about 450 km, the width – 50-90 km. The main peaks of the Dzungarian Alatau rise above 4,000 m. The Dzungarian Alatau on Google Maps. Photos by: Grigory Bedenko.

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The Dzungarian Alatau is to a large extent a “white spot” in the tourism of Kazakhstan. A lot of various potential places of interest are unknown even to the residents of Kazakhstan.

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The Dzungarian Alatau has beautiful canyons, picturesque alpine lakes, waterfalls, turbulent mountain rivers suitable for extreme tourism. In the high mountainous part of the range there are still not yet climbed peaks and passes.

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Almost all gorges lack paved roads and you can see no trace of human presence. The untouched world of wildlife with its abundant flora and fauna makes a trip to this region an unforgettable experience.

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