Charyn Canyon, Almaty Province

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Take a trek along Charyn Canyon, a vast river gorge known for its interesting rock formations. More than 80 km (50 mi ) in length and reaching depths of 150 m (490 ft), the canyon features hiking trails through its impressive scenery. Although the drive from Almaty is long and bumpy, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views and picturesque riverside spots, great for camping or a picnic. Bring plenty of supplies, as the area lacks facilities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Charyn Canyon by using our Almaty Province tourist route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This canyon is stretched over a hundred kilometers, and there are several breathtaking viewpoints. You van walk down to the river that flows in the canyon, enjoying rock formations with nice colours. ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Here I want to describe cheapest but most uncomfortable way to Charyn canyon from Almaty. You have to be prepared walk around 30 km, remember couple words in Russian, share local taxi or minibus with ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Kazakhstan all the most interesting places require special training, at least. Broken road or does their absence, toilet-hole, etc., it all))) takes its Nature and it is the most important thing. Friends, not ordinary sensation of space, a lot of tourists everywhere, who then remain in tents or in the car, so that would satiate seen in full. Visiting the Grand Canyon (Arizona) and seeing the wonder in Kazakhstan, confidently put your Charyn first place for its beauty and lack of service as a manifestation of))) conveniently before visiting or after it stops in Zharkente, this is the closest Alma-Ata. All cheer and good luck!
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Where to stay in Almaty Province

The city of Almaty provides the primary place to look for accommodations in Almaty Province. Largely located in the east of the city, the places to stay here tend to be on the pricier side of things. The main museums and city parks lie in the east of the city, making pitching up in this district sensible for those planning on staying for a while to explore the urban area. Side-street hostels can be found, providing dormitory-style lodgings.
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