The rivers that wash the eastern region are: Buhtaram, Irtysh, and Ulba. East Kazakhstan is situated in the heart of the Eurasian landmass. At the intersection of the fringes between Russia, China, and Mongolia.
In the East Kazakhstan region, these include such areas as clay canyons, mountain and steppe areas, forests with alpine meadows, and sandy desert areas. Thus, this region is unique in its landscape as well as in its abundance of flora and fauna.
If you so desire, you can book an unforgettable tour with our travel agency «Orient Mice» and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the native nomadic Kazakhs.
Because of its landscape and biological diversity, the International Organization «WWF Living Planet» has designated Kazakhstan Altai as one of the 200 most important global priority ecological regions.
It is known for its honey, which is rich in restorative properties and is thought to be most likely the best on the planet.
If you are lucky enough to be in this region, you will probably feel like you are in a fairy tale. There is beautiful scenery, the landscape, the diversity of animal and plant worlds and also an abundance of rivers, lakes and waterfalls.
Many tourists visit the two-headed Belukha, with its small and large glaciers. The mountain's height is 4.506 meters above sea level.
Markakol's lake scenery captivates and fascinates.Its height is 1.449 meters and its length is 35 km. In the waters of this beautiful lake, inhabited by uskucha and grayling, This region is considered the birthplace of more than 200 species of birds, 1,000 species of plants, and about 50 species of animals.
Lake Alakol is well known to all for its therapeutic mud baths and hydrogen sulfide mud with mineral salts. It is home to about 40 species of birds, including flamingos.
During the archaeological excavations in the region, the development of the ancient irrigation channels has been found, fortresses and mausoleums, as well as traces of villages and nomads.
In 1720, Major-General I. Liharev returned from an expedition to the lake called Zaisan. During the expedition, it was decided to build a fortress in the form of a strengthening of the constant captures of Jungars who tried in every way to get to Siberia. The fortress was called Ust-Kamenogorsk.
After 30 years, the fortress lost its role, and the settlement that formed around it became a center for trade between China and Mongolia. This place is called the "Gate of the Rudny Altai".
Through the settlement, caravans passed with different types of cargo.
In 1868, it was decided to transform the small village into a city.
Local places are very beautiful. Rocks attract tourists with their unusual looks and outlines.
On the verifiable voyage through Ust-Kamenogorsk, you may even discover different jewels on the off chance that you go to the mountains.
Our travel organization, "Orient Mice," is pleased to provide you with transportation and expert guides who will demonstrate the city to you, take you through the Palace of Culture, and take you to the theaters.
Furthermore, you will have the chance to go on a voyage through the woodland, where in summer you can gather mushrooms and berries, and take a plunge in the pristine waters of the lakes.