Shet-Merke gorge and Shet-Merke river
Jeep tour to Shet-Merke mountain gorge from Almaty -
Sights of Almaty region, Shet-Merke gorge -
Shet-Merke Gorge, a mountain gorge, the length of the gorge is 34 km, the height of the gorge varies from 1400 meters to 3700 meters above sea level. Along the gorge, the river of the same name, which is also called Shet-Merke, flows. The gorge and the river are very picturesque; a mountain road passes through the gorge, along which you can climb to the upper reaches of the gorge.
Shet-Merke Gorge - how to get there -
The Shet-Merke gorge is located in the Almaty region on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The gorge is part of the Kungei Alatau mountain range. Nearby is another gorge Orta-Merke, also the gorge is part of the Zhalanash valley and the Kegen valley. GPS coordinates of Shet-Merke Gorge: N 43° 00′ 14″ E 78° 43′ 53″
Shet-Merke Gorge - information for tourists -
The highest point in the Shet-Merke Gorge is at an altitude of 3787 meters above sea level. In the upper reaches of the gorge there are two moraine lakes. A mountain road passes through the gorge that goes to the upper reaches of the gorge, you can drive here by car, it is best to travel here by 4x4 car. In the gorge you will meet herds of nomads and their yurts in the summer, also in the upper reaches of the gorge there is a mountain plateau. The Shet-Merke gorge is little known, it is very rare to meet tourists here, people come here purposefully to get acquainted with new places in the Almaty region. Our company has fully explored this route and provides a full service for traveling to the Shet-Merke Gorge.