Kazakhstan in June

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

Ancient Kazakhstan: A Journey Back in Time from Almaty to Turkestan

Tribal people have roamed through Kazakhstan for centuries, leaving behind rock carvings, underground mosques, catacombs and so much more for you to discover on this exciting 11-day archaeological tour through Almaty, Issyk Lake, Sairam, and more. Get ready to explore ancient cultures and natural wonders. 

Interests Heritage, Amazing Landscapes
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,900

Cities of Kazakhstan

From Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana to Almaty, Shymkent to Turkestan, take in the major cities and sites of Kazakhstan in just six days with this expertly-crafted itinerary. By taking flights instead of overland transportation, you will be able to explore a slew of museums, mausoleums, canyons and caves in less than a week, hitting all the major hot spots and igniting your appetite for Central Asian history and culture. The trip ends at the Uzbekistan border at Chernyaevka, the perfect place for you to continue on, or end your journey.

Interest Heritage
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,000

Cities, Lakes & Mountains of Kazakhstan

Welcome to Kazakhstan, the largest Central Asia country, packed with mountains, deserts, and lakes. This action-packed 11-day itinerary showcases the best of Kazakhstan, from its glistening cities of Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana, and Almaty to the Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve and Big Almaty Lake. 

 

 

 

Interests Amazing Landscapes, Unesco
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
11 days / 10 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,500

Highlights of Kazakhstan: Almaty, Shymkent & Turkestan

It’s impossible to see all the sites of Kazakhstan in just over a week, but we’ve got an action-packed itinerary to show you the highlights! From the glistening city of Almaty to Sairam Ugam National Park and a visit to Turkestan, this itinerary packs in everything from underground mosques to mountain skating. 

Interest Wildlife
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,500

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Highlights

Make the most out of your time in Central Asia with this action-packed, nine-day tour of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Starting in Almaty, Kazakhstan and ending in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, this tour will take you from the Charyn Canyon to the Gur-Emir mausoleum, visiting five major cities and touring historical and cultural attractions. 

Interest Heritage
Destinations Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,000

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
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,600

The Ultimate Kazakhstan Adventure

For two-and-a-half weeks in Kazakhstan, visit modern and ancient cities, local museums and sites of ancient petroglyphs, canyons and gorges, deserts and wildlife preserves. From the capital city of Almaty to the largest city of Nur-Sultan, formerly Astana, this tour is truly The Ultimate Kazakhstan Adventure!

 

 

 

Interests Architecture, Heritage
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
18 days / 17 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,800

Epic Kazakhstan: Nur-Sultan to Almaty via the Aral Sea

From large cities to nature reserves, mausoleums to museums, this comprehensive 18-day trip through Kazakhstan provides an excellent overview of what this diverse Central Asian country has to offer. Whether you like to stroll through a major city or hike through the mountains, this itinerary has it all!

 

 

 

Interest Off The Grid
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
17 days / 16 nights
Price Per Person
From $11,300

Trekking through History in Kazakhstan

Over the course of two weeks, this intensive journey through Kazakhstan brings you from the former labor camps of Karaganda to the hiking trails of the Tien Shan mountains. History will come alive as you visit museums, meet local people, & trek through varied landscapes, while staying in homestays and a traditional winter hut.

 

Interests Trekking, Unesco
Destination Kazakhstan
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $11,600

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