Charyn Canyon, Almaty Region
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 Region, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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The Charyn Canyon is located in the Charyn National Park about 215km east of Almaty and approximately a 3 hour drive via the A 351 and A 352. The Canyon has been described as the Grand Canyon’s little... more »
Вспоминаю посещение Чарынского каньона (Чарына) в начале июня 2018 года. Это уникальное место, образованное природой. Впечатляет масштаб созданного природой ландшафта. Особенно впечатляет так называем... more »I recall visiting the Charyn Canyon (Charyn) in early June 2018. This is a unique place, formed by nature. Impressive scale created by nature landscape. Especially impressive is the so-called Valley of Castles Amazing shapes hanging on the sides or vice versa, like growing out of the ground will never be forgotten! It is worth a stroll through the gorge to the Mountain River and make a lot of amazing photos. I was lucky enough to get to Charyn Canyon (Gorge) with a guide Vladislav (met and became friends in 2017, then I visited with him the big Almaty Lake and mountains and also was very pleased). Vladislav brings tourists on his prepared car, always tells a lot of interesting and informative, suggests the most interesting objects, the best views; can help in photography. With it is pleasant, reliable, interesting and com...
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