The canyons of the Charyn River are located in the Raiymbek district of the Almaty region 180 km from Almaty. The Canyona are more than 100 km long, in each one there are various kinds of relic trees - Sogdian ash, which survived the era of icing and turanga.The route is intended for year-round visits (no dirt, long duration of warm season). The most comfortable months for tourists are April / May, September / October. However canyons under the snow also have their own unique attractiveness.
Departure from Almaty is at 07:00.
The collection point is one that is convenient for all participants of the trip.
Why is it so early? The maximum coverage of canyons and viewing platforms is required. Regular bus tour includes a visit to A Valley of Castles only, whereas our Jeep tour has at least four more places that capture your imagination in the canyons.
We return to Almaty by 21:00.
All participants get off at a single convenient point in the city (hostel, hotel, etc.).
BIG ALMATY CHANNEL (BAC).
The road passes through the canyons on the scenic route along the Big Almaty Channel. Guide-driver tells the story of the creation of the BAC, stops at the technical channel installations, photo shooting of the landscapes.
PANORAMIC SITE # 1 - VALLEY OF CASTLES AT CHARYN CANYON
We leave the cars in the parking lot at the descent into the canyon of the castle valley. Taking the water, we slide down lightly into the ravine, leisurely walking trekking with stops (50 minutes) to the village of EcoPark (2 km one way). The guide tells about the differences between the Charyn canyon. A small stop (15 minutes) by the river Charyn in the shade of trees, photographing, then return to the cars (1 hour due to the climb uphill). Ten-minute break at the cars, departure to the left bank of the Charyn river.
PANORAMIC SITE # 2 - MOON CANYON VIEW
After 30 minutes of ride there is a stop at the panoramic view on the Moon Canyon. A photo shoot for 15 minutes and leaving in the direction of the panoramic area # 3.
PANORAMIC SITE # 3 - VIEW ON THE CHARYN RIVER
Unforgettable, stunning views of the river and the mountain gorge Charyn. A lunch break.
PANORAMIC SITE # 4 - VIEW ON THE VALLEY OF CASTLES
After 30 minutes ride there is a stop at the site. There is a view on the Valley of Castles. Photo shoot for 15 minutes, leaving to Almaty.
Cost: a trip on the comfortable minibuses (Mercedes Sprinter) - 10 000 KZT (35 USD) per person, including a lunch box.
A trip by jeep - 15 000 tenge (50 USD) per person if a group of tourists consists of 3 persons (food is not incuded in the price), 18 000 KZT (57 USD) including a lunch box.
NB - a trip by jeeps is shorter by travel time and at all locations there is a maximum access to a place.
The price includes transport, services of Russian-speaking / Kazakh-speaking guide, eco-fee, meals (depending on options). Additional options: English speaking guide.
We provide the option of driving the car during the trip. The terms are discussed upon request (we look at the appropriate skills and a driver's license).
Route Difficulty is standard, suitable for people with average physical training.
Precautions: 1-2 liters of drinking water, a mandatory sun hat, sunglasses, anti-bug repellents.
Average travel time: 8 hours by road two-way.
The total route length is 540 km by car and 5 km of trekking.
You can order the tour making a call to Travel Club Company:
telephone +7 (727) 258 51 17,
fax: +7 (727) 258 10 36, or sending your request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org