Discovering Aral Sea

  • Duration: Days 2,   Nights 1
  • Season: Autumn, Spring

2 Days / 1 Night tour

Total travel distance - 800km

Transportation: off-road 4WD cars, licensed drivers

Meals: 4 times during the tour

Accommodation: Yurt camp at the Aral Sea shores 

Tips: Recommended to have protective hiking boots or sport shoes and long trousers along with cap or hat for this trip. Sunglasses could be helpful as well.

Warm jacket is also needed in spring and autumn seasons.

The sea is safe for swimming, so swimming suits can be another option. The fresh shower is available in the camp

There is no mobile or internet connection; however, there is a telephone for local communication available at the camp. There is also electric power at the camp to charge your devices.

Karalpak cuisine is usually based on beef or lamb or fish, may contain rice, wheat or sorgo dough and many vegetables. Please let us know in advance if you prefer vegetarian cuisine or have any other preferences.




Day 1

Departure at 08:30 from Nukus city.

It takes 7 hours drive with stops to the Yurt camp at the Aral Sea(-400km)

Route: Nukus-Mizdahkan complex in Khodjeili-Kungrad-Muynak (lunch)-Uchsay village-aral sea dried-up seabed-Ustyurt Plateau-Aral Sea-Yurt camp (dinner, noght at the Yurt camp Besqala)

Mizdahkan complex: a necropolis, city of ancient Khorezm (4-2 centuries B.C) where important historical mausoleums and archeological monuments are located.

Muynak: two-course national cuisine lunch in Karakalpak family, visiting Cemetery of ships and Ecological Museum of Muynak.

Ustyurt Plateau: canyons and rocks of Ustyurt cliffs, visiting Kubla-Ustyurt village and camel breeder’s family.

Aral Sea: while dinner is cooked on open fire travelers may enjoy swimming and hiking, relax in a company at the camp fire, explore the milky way in the clear sky.


 Lunch, Dinner

Day 2

  Early breakfast and departure at 08:00

8 hours drive towards Nukus(-400km). Approximate time of arrival 17:00.

Route: Aral Sea- Davletgirey (Kurgancha kala) caravan Sarai-Ustyurt Plateau-Sudochie lake-Kungrad (lunch) Nukus.

Davlatgerey (Kurgancha kala) XIII c: an abandoned trading caravan sarai in the north of Khorezm Kingdom.

Ustyurt Plateau: mysterious and inscrutable Ustyurt Plateau remains not only huge deposits of gas and oil but also many secrets and riddles.

The Lake Sudochie: the rich fauna of this lake is famous far beyond from Karakalpakstan. Many scientists and fans of fishing and hunting come to this place from all over the world. The lake is a key stop on the long way of migrating: pink flamingo, white swans, duck and others.



Price quotation upon request 

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