Charyn Canyon is one of the most popular places
in Kazakhstan, which tourist should visit!
The Valley of Castles is the main attraction of Almaty. The canyon is located near the North-Eastern side of the Toraigyr ridge. The length of the canyon is 3 km. It is interesting for the forms of erosion of Pliocene deposits of yellow and orange hues. You can walk along the gorge 3 km long along the Charyn (Sharyn) river. Relic trees grow along the floodplain of the river - Sogdian ash.
The canyon is named after the Charyn River, which flows along its bottom. This attraction bears the proud title of "The Little Brother of the American Grand Canyon." Charyn Canyon is located 200 kilometers from the large city of Almaty.
Ways to visit Charyn Canyon from Almaty
How to get to the Charyn Canyon on your own?
By bus Buses to the Charyn Canyon depart from the Sayakhat bus station. You will need to take tickets to Narynkol or Kegen, and warn the driver to drop you off at the turn to the canyon. Upon arrival, you will need to walk about 10 km to your destination.
How to get to Charyn Canyon by car?
By car Drive from Almaty to the east along the Kuldzha highway, after 110 km there will be a fork near the village of Chilik (Shelek), you must go to the right. Further. at 165 km there is another fork: to the left in Chungju, to us, to the right. After the village of Kokpek, you need to drive another 23 km and look for a lapel to the left.
How many hours drive from Almaty to Charyn Canyon?
It is 200 km to the Charyn Canyon from Almaty. It's about 3-4 hours by car
What animals live in the Charyn Canyon?
62 species of mammals live in the gorge. Here you can meet foxes, goitered gazelles, Siberian mountain goats, hares, jerboas, ground squirrels, ermines and stone martens, manuls, Charyn Canyon has become home to 25 species of reptiles and 3 species of amphibians, and ornithologists counted more than a hundred species of birds on its slopes.
Is it possible to spend the night on Charyn?
Irecommend sleeping in a tent. If you don’t have your own, you can rent it in Almaty for Five thousand tenge per day. In the gorge itself there are also places for spending the night for one night. It is worth buying food in advance and be sure to take a gas burner so that the rest is economical
What to wear to the Charyn Canyon?
How to dress in summer: headgear/hat, shirt with long sleeves, rucksack to keep things in, water 2 liters, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes (do not wear flip flops or slippers), closed sports trousers. Description of the tour: The length of the Charyn Canyon is 154 kilometers.
How to dress in winter: warm gloves, jacket, sweater, hat and scarf are a must! Windproof pants, comfortable hiking boots, backpack, thermos, mug, matches, sunglasses.
The Beautiful sunset in Charyn Canyon
Sunset in Sharyn Canyon. Summer.
Trekking tour to Charyn Canyon with our Team kolsaiTour.com
The Beautiful sunset in Charyn Canyon
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Private SUV tour 3 CANYONs
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You will visit the Top places without crowds of tourists
comfortable SUV with an experienced English-speaking guide.
trekking across the little-known gorges of the canyon
distance from 3 - 8km
picnic at the canyon river or right on the panorama with a breathtaking view of the canyon valley
private tour program
07:30 the guide meets you at the apartment / hotel
9:30 stop at the local bazaar / buy local products for a picnic
10:30 Bartogay reservoir / coffee break
11:30 Charyn Canyon / trekking 3-7km 14:00 canyon panorama / picnic
16:00 Bestamak canyon
17:00 Lunar Canyon
20:30 arrival in Almaty
one tourist / 250 usd
group of 2 people / Total 260 usd
group of 3 people / Total 285 usd
group of 4 people / Total 320usd
group of 5 people / Total 345 usd
INCLUDED: SUV + English-speaking guide + picnic + coffee break + national park tickets