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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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  • The Charyn Canyon National Park is a dream. The Canyon itself puts one in pure amazement. Rock formations and colors of the finest. It is also the chance for animal sightings gerbil as also Siberian Ibex.
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  • Arrived shortly before sunset, we parked the car right at the top of the canyon and start a short easy walk of 40 minutes to reach the base camp at the bottom of the canyon at the edge of the river. The place is magical, and although smaller than the grand canyon, it however has the advantage of being less common bcp. Not to be missed
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  • Really wonderful natural sight, awesome and photogenic landscape. In the day, there are lots of tourists, especially in the weekend. But you must see it.  more »