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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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  • You can get there from Almaty by bus or taxi. We spent pleasure day walking around canyons of different heights and shapes as well. Atmosphere was magnificent. After we took a rest and had a picnic on...  more »
  • Canyon stay at 200 km from the city of all is brought to the most interesting for tourists, one of 4 complexes charyn to Valley of castles, length 2 km, at the end of the road-pleasant coolness-River Tour bought from one of the city's tourist companies for 5500 TG per person. the tour includes only travel from gathering places for tourists and back out of the Canyon + Guide. Brought place-Dali 4:00. Was a very hot day so to cover up his head and namazat'sja sunscreen just to be sure, and more water to take with food if this tour. Did many interesting photo and suddenly at the end of the path found tourist complex-Ekopark. Went to their website and found out that they organize tours for 6000 tenge. much more profitable-the so-called comfort tour, yes even with power and 50% discount at eco-taxi (return path). it was hard to go back on the heat, but we are not rushing for h returned to the stairs. In short, we are son donated that bad "we scraped" INET for companies that organize trips. Place fine, impressions the sea and enough long. Advise everyone to visit!
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  • First, you can travel from Almaty 200 km across the steppe, and then begin to rise on both sides of the mountain snow caps. Alatau, peak with a height of 7420 will right. Seen the Grand Canyon? So is his younger brother. Beauty is indescribable. P opriezdu I advise you to abandon the car and shoot-shoot ... It is still impossible to circumvent, all but start'sja to capture as much as possible-perhaps. At the bottom of the driveway and enterprising companions arrange travel to the Canyon for 1000 tenge (200 rubles). Descend is difficult, but interesting-there's no turn around pictures change. Below is charyn River and its Emerald water, exuding with great speed. At the bottom offer tea, and yurts. We were not in season and in season, there's probably still and you can stay the night.
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