Paragliding in Ush-Konyr Gorge
When you see, a bird flying in the air, don’t you wish you had wings and you could just forget about the Earth’s gravity and fly away. Well, we cannot turn you into a bird, but we can closely make you experience something similar... Welcome to Para Gliding Tour at Almaty. Around 30 kms away from Almaty is a place called Ush-Konyr which is open since 1980 for hand gliders and attracts a lot of pilots and tourists from around the world. The paragliding flight will be with the help of an instructor and would last for around 10 to 20 minutes and is open to all age groups as long as you are physically fit.
On the northern edge of the plateau, there is a three-headed wide top, which was noticed and chosen by paragliders since the Soviet Union time. Ushkonyr plateau regularly hosts international competitions: CIS cups, championships of Kazakhstan and Asia. At the higher, the southern part of the plateau a beautiful man-made Ushkonyr lake is located. It performs the function of the reservoir and supplies water to the nearest village. After the flight at the plateau, you will have a picnic with beautiful views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
10:00 – meeting at the hotel, departure to Ush-Konyr Gorge
11:00 – arrival to Ush-Konyr Gorge
11:00-12:30 – paragliding (the flight takes 15 min)
12:30-13:30 – picnic
13:30 – departure to the city
15:00 – arrival , transfer to the hotel
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.