Kazakhstan in August

June to September is summer in Kazakhstan, and it is hot and dry with temperatures in Almaty ranging from around 16 -30 °C (60-86). It is a wonderful time to hike around Issyk Lake and Big Almaty Lake or the Tien Shan mountains. July and August are preferred times to visit the Altai mountains if you are planning to spend the night on the higher reaches where it can get a little cooler at night. Though mainly dry the Altai has about 20 days of mild rain over the summer. Another popular choice to take advantage of the warm weather is the Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve located in the far southern reaches of the country in the western Tien Shan mountains. The reserve is home to 44 endangered mammals, such as snow leopards, Himalayan brown bears and Indian crested porcupines.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Kazakhstan

This 8-day classic journey takes you inside the largest and richest country in Central Asia, Kazakhstan. Travel through the country's most beautiful and varied landscapes including semi-arid steppes, dense coniferous forests, brilliant blue lakes, steep mountains, and dramatic canyons and valleys. Time spent in Almaty and Astana (renamed Nur-Sultan in 2019) will illuminate the country's ancient and Soviet past, its staunch traditional customs, as well as its drive for the future and modernization.

Destination Kazakhstan
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,500

Cultural Highlights of Kazakhstan

From carved Buddhas to a Muslim shrine, an underground mosque, to the site where Noah’s ark came to rest, this nine-day trip through Kazakhstan will introduce you to this country’s central historical and spiritual elements. Exploring glittering cities and tranquil landscapes, marvel in the rich culture of this Central Asian gem. 

Interests Amazing Landscapes, Architecture
Destination Kazakhstan
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,000

Pan-Stans: Country Collecting in Central Asia

This tour of the Silk Road “Stans” takes you through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in just two short weeks. Designed specifically for those looking to dip toes into each destination rather than explore in depth, this itinerary ensures luxury and comfort in a part of the world that can be tricky to country-hop without expert guidance.

Interests Architecture, Heritage
Destinations Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,600


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