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Charyn Canyon, Almaty Province

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Canyon Nature / Park
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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  • With a guide and supplies, we spent a couple of days and nights in Charyn NP and did the Charyn Canyon hike. It was stunning, see it at sunrise or sunset and it will take your breath away. Some parts ...  more »
  • However it is the long way to get the Canyon (about 200km) it worth to see. When I came there for the 1st time I`ve caught myself on a feeling of eternity. What kind of power made this... time! Water ...  more »
  • We rented a car, and the 4 hour drive was an adventure in itself. We got a bit lost and we spent a few hours lost in the desert surrounded by vultures and hedgehogs. You are truly in a desolate area o...  more »