Glamping As an alternative of Tenting: Vacationers Uncover New Recreation Actions in Kazakhstan


NUR-SULTAN – outdoor recreation is often associated with many inconveniences, such as: E.g. a lot of luggage, bad internet connection and poor hygienic conditions. However, in the last two years, a new type of vacation called glamping has become popular and popular among locals for its comfort and uniqueness.

Types of glamping accommodation include tents, yurts (nomadic dwellings), tree houses, vans, ecopods and spheres. Photo credit: Click here to view the full-size map

The term glamping comes from combining the words “glamorous” and “camping” and implies facilities and accommodation that are much more comfortable than those associated with traditional camping. The comfortable little houses with big and soft beds, furniture, kitchen areas and private bathrooms with warm running water are for those who don’t prefer tents and sleeping bags.

Kazakhstan travel website recently made a list of the top rated glamping sites across the country.

Orbit glamping is 25 kilometers from Shchuchinsk or two and a half hours from Nur-Sultan.

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

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

Scout Glamp is located 120 kilometers from the Kazakh capital.

This place is more suitable for tourists with children, as there are such entertainment facilities as a scout program, a climbing wall, and a rope park. You can stay in safari tents or eco houses. Guests can also watch outdoor movies, have a barbecue picnic, ride a bike, fish, or read books while 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 can be rented.

Mountain 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 a breathtaking view of the high mountains, the rushing river and the green hills.

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

Aglamp, near Almaty

Located in the Talgar district of the Almaty region, it features A-shape houses with fireplaces and huge windows overlooking the mountains, Scandinavian houses and safari tents. Slides, carousels for adults and children and numerous barbecues are included.