Mountain rivers of Almaty region –
A trip to the Ayusai River and a hike to the Ayusai waterfalls –
The Ayusai River is a small mountain river, the length of the river is only 7 kilometers, the river originates in the mountains of the Ile-Alatau Natural National Park and flows into the Bolshaya Almatinka River. The river flows through the narrow mountain gorge Ayusai, also known as the Bear Gorge (Bear Log). Along the river there is a mountain trail that will lead you to the waterfalls, which are also called Ayusai.
Ayusai River – how to get there –
The Ayusai River is located in the Big Almaty Mountain Gorge near the city of Almaty, along Navoi Street. The river is part of the Ile-Alatau Natural Park, the place is also known as the Three Bears Glade. GPS coordinates of the Ayusai River: N43°06'09" E76°56'23"
Ayusai River – tourist information –
There are several small waterfalls on the Ayusai River, there are 3 waterfalls in total, a mountain trail runs up the gorge along the Ayusai River, along which you can climb to the upper reaches of the Ayusai Gorge, see the waterfalls, and take a walk. The gorge through which the Ayusai River flows is narrow, you can travel here only in the summer, when the snow in the mountains completely disappears, there is a danger of avalanches in spring and early summer. There is a parking lot for cars near the Ayusai Gorge, where you can park your car and walk around the mountains.