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Glamping instead of camping: tourists discover new leisure activities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Outdoor recreation is often associated with many inconveniences, such as a large amount of luggage, poor internet connection and poor hygienic conditions. However, a new type of holiday called glamping has become popular and favored by locals for its comfort and uniqueness over the past couple of years.

Types of glamping accommodation include tents, yurts (dwelling of nomads), treehouses, vans, ecopods and spheres. Photo credit: luxtent.kz. Click to see full size map

The term glamping comes from the combination of the words ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’ and implies much more convenient facilities and accommodation than those associated with traditional camping. Cozy little houses with large soft beds, furniture, kitchenettes and private bathrooms with hot running water are for those who do not prefer tents and sleeping bags.

Kazakhstan’s travel website, Tengritravel.kz, recently compiled a list of top-rated glamping areas across the country.

Orbita Glamping is located 25 kilometers from Shchuchinsk or two and a half hours from Nur-Sultan.

Guests can choose from one of seven spherical houses representing Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Venus and the Moon with a panoramic view of the pine forest in Burabai National Park.

The glamping also offers its guests swings, hammocks, gazebos, barbecue areas, a swimming pool, a small playground, an open-air cinema, a telescope, bicycles, badminton, board games and books.

Glamping scout is located 120 kilometers from the Kazakh capital.

This place is more suitable for tourists with children, as there are entertainment options such as a scout program, a climbing wall and a rope park. They can stay in safari tents or eco-houses. You can also watch outdoor movies, barbecue picnics, bike, fish or read books lying in a hammock.

Menin house (my house), Almaty

Four domed houses with terraces offer a beautiful panoramic view of the city. A dome with a sauna is available for rent.

Mount Glamp, near Almaty

Mount Glamp allows its guests to enjoy solitude with nature as it is located about 30 minutes drive from Almaty in Aksai Gorge. The windows of the tents offer breathtaking views of the high mountains, the noisy river and the green hills.

Tourists can settle in safari tents for two or four people, as well as gazebos for a company for up to 15 people. You can also organize a barbecue and sing karaoke.

Aglamp, near Almaty

Located in the Talgar district of the Almaty region, it has A-frame houses with fireplaces and huge windows overlooking the mountains, Scandinavian houses and safari tents. Slides, rides for adults and children and a large number of barbecues are included.