4 canyons of the Charyn river

City:

Almaty

Season:

all year round

Duration:

11-12 hours

Distance:

450 km

During the excursion, tourists will rest in the Temirlik canyon among relict ash trees, take a walk along the canyon of the Valley of Castles, where they can enjoy the wild imagination of nature, and also visit the observation platforms of the Lunar Landscape and the Kurtogay tract, where they will get acquainted with exotic creations of nature. By choosing our 4 Canyon Tour, you will have the opportunity to visit all of these unique canyons and have an unforgettable experience once and for all!

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The Charyn River is one of the most interesting geographical sights of the Almaty region. The formation of the canyons began about 15 million years ago in the Neogene period. A stop in the Kurtogay Valley takes 15-20 minutes.
After moving towards the Temirlik River (Iron Stream), one of the most interesting Ash groves is located on the Temirlik River. The rocks on Temirlik, as well as on Charyn (Valley of Castles), are red. This indicates a large presence of iron oxide. We stop for lunch at the Temirlik river. After lunch, walk along the canyon with a visit to a large cave. There are many ancient burials on the Temirlik River, which are more than 2 thousand years old.
From the Temirlik river the route goes to the valley of the Uzyn-Bulak river. For many years this place was also called the "Valley of the Hares". This is due to the fact that here you can see hares, foxes and a large number of muffins - stone partridges. Here the canyon is somewhat different from the Temirlik canyon. It is mainly made from clay.
The route ends with a visit to the Grand Canyon of the Charyn River (Valley of Castles). One of the most interesting and popular places among tourists. This canyon is one of the most unique objects of nature, where, under the influence of millennial processes of weathering of sedimentary rocks, the original form of the relief took the form of individual rocks, columns and towers.

Cost

All inclusive

Total number of people

Price per 1 person

Total price

11 +

on request

on request

10

18000 $

180000 $

9

19500 $

175500 $

8

21500 $

172000 $

7

19000 $

133000 $

6

20000 $

120000 $

5

23000 $

115000 $

4

28000 $

112000 $

3

35000 $

35000 $

2

51000 $

102000 $

1

92000 $

92000 $

What is included in the price:

✅ driver guide

✅ comfortable SUV

✅ lunch

✅ entrance tickets along the route

✅ 1 liter of drinking water per person

Price for SUV with driver

7 passenger seats

59000 $

14 passenger seats

99000 $

Schedule

7:30

Meeting with a guide in Almaty and transfer for an excursion (about 225 km, 4 hours)

12:00 - 13:30

Arrival to Temirlik canyon. Picnic, walks

14:00 - 14:30

Visit to the "Lunar Landscape" (a grand observation deck overlooking the canyons).

14:45 - 15:15

Visit to the observation deck of the Charyn canyon in the Kurtogay tract.

15:30 - 18:00

Walk along the Charyn canyon - the Valley of Castles. Trekking 2-3 km

18:00

Return to Almaty. Stop for dinner if you want

21:00

Arrival to Almaty

What to take with you?

Comfortable clothes

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

Comfortable shoes

Athletic sneakers or boots for comfortable walking

Sun protection

Be sure to bring sunscreen or closed clothing

Snack food and water

We recommend bringing a small snack if you want to have a picnic

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