Valley of Castles in the Toraigyr mountains.
Journeys through the national park and reserve Charyn.
Trains from Almaty to Charyn canyon.
The Valley of Castles is a famous landmark of the Charyn National Park, the length of the valley is 2500 meters, located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level and is a bizarre formation and fantastic elevations. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Valley of Castles has nothing to do with the canyon of the Charyn River, and is a separate natural formation, which, at its end, goes to the Charyn River and the Charyn Canyon. In many articles on the Internet, Charyn Canyon and the Valley of Castles are designated as one place, although these are different geographical points.
Valley of Castles - how to get there.
The famous Valley of Castles is located in the Toraygyr mountains, in the Charyn National Park on the territory of the Uigur district, Almaty region. From the city of Almaty to the Valley of Castles, the distance is 250 kilometers; buses run here every week, provided by local companies. You can also organize an individual tour to the Valley of Castles, which our company can organize for you.
Valley of Castles - information for tourists.
The area of the valley of castles is 650 square meters. km. Along the bottom of the valley there is an automobile road and a hiking trail along which you can go to the Charyn River and the Charyn Canyon through which the river flows. We do not recommend swimming here, since further the river goes into a narrow canyon with sharp cliffs, we also do not recommend traveling here in spring and early spring, since mudflows can descend along the bottom of the valley after heavy rainfall. When traveling to the Valley of Castles, choose cloudless weather so that there is no rain and the sun is shining, at such a time you will take great photos here, you will not get caught in the rain and avoid the mudflow that can form here when it rains heavily.
Valley of Castles.