Every traveler’s dream is to see as much as possible. And with our rapid time – this is very important. Kazakhstan is a country of vast spaces. Day you can go by train, watching from the window a homogeneous landscape: feather grass steppe, saline or sandy desert. South Kazakhstan is the exception to this rule. South Kazakhstan is the part of Asia where it is just possible to see a lot in a short period of time. Every day you can see a new landscape here, every day you can get acquainted with dozens of new plants and new animals.
There are several mountain formations quite clearly differing from each other here. These are the Talas and Ugam ranges and the Karatau Mountains. The first is the axial ridge of the entire Western Tien Shan (the highest altitude is 4488 meters above sea level). It is also an expression of the most interesting geological, landscape, floristic and faunistic in the western Tien Shan. Here is the famous twenty-five kilometer canyon of the Aksu River, 500 meters deep and one kilometer wide. And here, on the area of more than 100 thousand hectares, the famous reserve Aksu-Zhabagly was created.