For mushrooms, for berries

Formushrooms, forberries.
Kazakhstan-city of Almaty-the territory of the Ili-Alatau National Park: Bes Karagai Pass; Taz Paz Pass

 

The price is indicated for 1 person
Group up to 3 people-78$
Period:
May-June; Aug. September

 

The mushroom tour will be held within the territory of the Ili-Alatau National Park. You will visit the pass of Bes Karagai and the Taz Paz Pass, where you can put the hustle and bustle of the city behind you.  Your daily routine of work will cease as you plunge into a world of complete tranquility and peace.

In the forest there is always an atmosphere of tranquilty. There is a comforting lullaby being song all around you – the cracking of twigs underfoot, creaking tree tops, falling pine cones, melodious sound of birds, and the rustling of the wind in the grass.  The sounds of the forest are a balm for the soul, especially those exhausted from the endless noise of the city.  Rest can be combined with the collection of mushrooms, berries and medicinal herbs.

The first mushrooms appear in the early spring and are available until the late fall.  After the rains, there are many varities of mushrooms that begin to grow in abundance. Collecting mushrooms is a pleasant experience and it promotes good health.  While collecting mushrooms, you may also gather berries and medicinal herbs.

Here are few ways that gathering mushroms and herbs will improve your health and spirit.

First, you breathe fresh air. Secondly, you are getting a lot of excersize -  walking, bending, and kneeling. And thirdly, the process of collecting is so mezmorizing that you forget about all your problems, worries and troubles. There is only one thought left in your mind: Where is the next mushroom?

If you are careful while walking patiently in the forest, you can learn so much about life!  It's enough to just stop, close your eyes, and breathe in the fresh air.  

When you return to the city after such a walk, you will feel refreshed, peaceful and full of energy.  In addition to your physical, emotional and spiritual rejuvenation, you will return with a full basket of mushrooms and berries. After this experience, the forest will never cease to be a magical place where your soul is revived. 

 

Tour program:

 

 1 day:

09:00 Meeting
09:30 Departure from the city (lunch, light snack on the way)
15:00 Arrival in the village of Kurmety
Check-in at the guest house
Free time
19:00 Dinner
Overnight in the guest house

 

Day 2:

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart for the mountains.
Picking mushrooms. Free time
14:00 Lunch
Free time
19:00 Dinner
Overnight in the guest house

 

Day 3:

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart for the mountains.
Picking mushrooms. Free time.
14:00 Lunch
Free time
19:00 Dinner
Overnight in the guest house

 

Day 4:

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Depart for the mountains.
Picking mushrooms. Free time.
14:00 Lunch
Free time
19:00 Dinner
Collecting things. Overnight in the guest house
Those who wish can extend their stay.

 

5 day

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Departure to the city
15:00 Arrival in the city

 

 

Included in cost:

• Transport
• Guide
• 3 meals a day
• Baskets for mushrooms
• Ecosystems
• Accommodation in a guest house