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. Before you visit Almaty Province, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • While visiting Almaty don't forget to visit Charyn Canyon. Situated some 200 km from Almaty. There are plenty of local tourist agencies selling that trip by bus (organised by some third party only on ...  more »
  • Silent and impressive. There are two trails to walk, one along the upper side, a second through the canyon itself. Two different complementary perspectives. Don't miss the opportunity to sleep down by...  more »
  • Me and my friend took a taxi (tourist journeys) to get there. It's pretty far from Almaty, but driver was very nice person and in the end it was very nice journey. We had a lots of fun. It was differe...  more »

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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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