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, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • If you like hiking, charyn cannon would be your fav. 3-4 hours car drive from Almaty. Walked into the dry valley and appreciate the creation of nature, you can also hike to a higher places to have a m...  more »
  • With Ałmatów goes to three hours. Even if the will to by marshrutka, the last few miles you would have to walk about by way of hiking trails in the full sun. I do not recommend. Best or rent auto or get a taxi. On site walk the Canyon (first you have to it go down the steep access) in the lightest version continues in both parties about 2 hours. At the end is the river and resort accommodation. For someone who visited at least in terms of Petra in Jordan-it will not AWE.
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  • A very atmospheric place. Worth what would enter an hour two so accurately. We stopped on the way to Lake Kolsay. Better find a driver sAlmaty with all-wheel-drive car, so it will be cheaper and more convenient than through the company. We were lucky enough to find on OLX. KZ's driver-a man decent punctual and not obtrusive. Here's his contact info: Email: yerlan.shaperov@mail.ru Tel: 87012988800 activ beeline 87052488800
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