Yasnaya Polyana is located 392 km from Ust-Kamenogorsk city in Katon-Karagay National Park. The Park is the largest national park in Kazakhstan, located on the eastern edge of the country, in the Southern Altai Mountains.
Animal world of reserves is rich and diverse. Brown bears, elk, foxes, lynx, Siberian stags, wolverine, sable, ermine, very rear red wolf, falcon, grouse, black stork, herring gull and many other animals inhabit these places.
Markakol Lake, Belukha and Berkutaul mountains are pearls of these places.
Markakol Lake, which lies in the cavity, is 38 kilometres long, 19 kilometres wide and 27 meters deep. 27 lakes and flows feed this lake, but only Kalzhir River flows out of it. Water in Markakol is fresh and very soft; its main