The mountain oasis Bugyly (or Daria, as the people of Karaganda usually call it, after the name of the nearby railway station) is an ideal place to see quite a lot, having just a little time, namely those steppe landscapes typical of Central Kazakhstan, alternating small mountain ranges, thus getting a fairly complete impression of what Sary-Arka is in essence.
Departure from Karaganda to the valley of the Shopa River (120 km, 2.5 hours). Visit to the necropolis of the Late Bronze Age Bugyly (Begazy-Dandybaev culture) with a visit to the tomb of the leader. Lunch in the field. Climbing Mount Kosmuryn (12 km round trip, 3 hours). Return to Karaganda (120 km, 2.5 hours).