Traveling in Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan is a republic in Central Asia. It's the 9th biggest country and is the largest landlocked country in the world.  It's a multinational state, which is inhabited by 17.8 million people, belonging to more than 120 nationalities! Kazakhstan is known as the land of steppes but has in reality a quite diverse nature: from deserts and flat steppes in the West, Center, and South of the country to mountains and lush landscapes in the Southeast and North! It's a country of surprises which any adventurous backpacker will appreciate. 

Capital: Astana

International airports: Almaty Airport (ALA), Astana Airport (TSE) and Shymkent Airport (CIT).

Currency: Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)

Official languages: Kazakh and Russian

Main religion: Islam (70%)



All Posts about Kazakhstan


Hiking in Almaty, Kazakhstan – A list of the best and most beautiful hikes in the region
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  In this article, you’ll find a list of the most popular hikes near Almaty, how to get there and … Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Skiing in Shymbulak Ski Resort in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
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  Are you looking for a cheap, fun and alternative destination to go snowboarding or skiing this winter? Keep on … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Trekking in the North Tian Shan Mountains, Kazakhstan
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  Here is the ultimate guide and a 5-day itinerary to trekking in Kazakhstan – the North Tian Shan Mountains, written … Read More

The 26 most beautiful places to visit in Kazakhstan
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  Is Kazakhstan worth visiting? What is there to see and where to go in Kazakhstan? Here are the 26 … Read More

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Backpacking in Kazakhstan
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    This is a complete travel guide for the independent traveler with all the information you need to know … Read More

Traveling from Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan across the Caspian Sea by cargo ship
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  This is a comprehensive guide about how to take the Caspian Sea ferry from Baku in Azerbaijan to Aktau … Read More

How to get from Almaty to Bishkek – Crossing the Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan border
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  A report on how we traveled from Almaty to Bishkek by bus, crossing the Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan border at … Read More

The most beautiful lakes of Kazakhstan: Kolsai Lakes and Lake Kaindy. A complete travel guide
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This article covers all the information you need to know about visiting the Kolsai Lakes and Lake Kaindy, including how … Read More

Blown away by the beauty of Charyn Canyon – a comprehensive travel guide
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This article covers all the information you need to know about visiting Charyn Canyon, including how much it costs, how … Read More

Discovering Turkestan, the spiritual and historical center of Kazakhstan
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When Niko and I were planning our journey to Kazakhstan, there was one destination that stood out and that I … Read More

Visiting the ship graveyard of Aral, the lost sea of Central Asia.
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  If you have a look at the map of Kazakhstan, you’ll see a huge blue spot between the southern … Read More