Trip to Singing Dune


Best time for visit: May – September

The Singing Dune located in the territory of the Altyn-Emel nature reserve is one of the most unique natural phenomena.  Many legends and legends are associated with it.  For a long time, scientists did not understand this phenomenon.  And in the Middle Ages, people who heard the singing of a dune believed that it was a desert shaitan.

This natural phenomenon is located on the right bank of the Ili River, 182 km from Almaty.  The length of the dune reaches almost 3 km, and a height of 150 m. This is the largest of the known dunes.  It stretches for several kilometers perpendicular to the Bolshoi and Maly Kalkan ridges.  A beautiful view of the surrounding countryside opens from the dune: the Ili River and the mountains, as well as the Altyn-Emel Nature Park

Not a normal sand dune you will expect

When the sand starts to fall, and the barchan begins to sing for several minutes and can be heard up to a few miles away. Not only does this barchan sings that is so unique, but the barchan was formed in the area of stone mountains.

Price includes

  • Activity fee
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transfer


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