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Tour to Charyn (Valley of Castles)

Journey from Almaty to Charyn Canyon -

Individual jeep tours to Charyn -

Charyn Canyon-Red Canyon or "Castle Valley", one of the main attractions of the Almaty region, a natural monument, very similar to the great canyon in America, is its small copy. From the city of Almaty to the canyon, the distance is 200 kilometers (2.5-3 hours on the way). The length of the canyon is 3 km, the width is from 40 to 150 meters, a pedestrian road runs along the bottom of the canyon, along which you can approach the Charyn River. All objects on the Charyn River are part of the Charyn State National Natural Park-Reserve, established on April 23, 2004. In the canyon, you can see relic groves of Ash Grove trees, or Sogdian poplar, also known as gray poplar or turanga. The entire territory of the park is under protection, cleanliness and order must be observed in the park. Charyn Park has such attractions as Kurtogay Canyon, Bestamak Canyon, Charyn Canyon, Charyn River, Uzunbulak Gorge, Temerlik River, Temerlik Canyon, Sarytogay Valley and Aktogay Canyon.
GPS coordinates of the Charyn canyon (Valley of Castles): 43°21′29″N 79°05′33″E

Travel route to the Charyn canyon:

Almaty - Chilik village - Bayseit village - Kokpek gorge - canyons of the Charyn River - Almaty

  • Distance of the route: 400 km
  • Season time: May - September and winter time
  • Best time: June - August
  • Group size: 1-25
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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