As early as the beginning of the 20th century, this river was a busy road from western China. Today, it is popular among adventure tourism enthusiasts, especially among the whitewater rafting ones down the Ili.
River “Charyn” famous for its canyon joins the Ili from the South. There is the famous sandy mountain “Singing Barkhan” on Ili’s banks not far from the Charyn fall. There is the best known among climbers the Tamgaly-Tas (Written Cliffs) below the Kapshagai Dam (downstream). The National Natural Park Altyn-Emel is situated on the right bank of Ili above the Kapshagai Reservoir.
Because of the low level of the valley the middle water of Ili was difficult to use for irrigation, so form 1965 to 1970 the dam of Kapchagai HPP was being built, which formed the Kapchagai Reservoir (70 km from Alma-Ata), near the town of Ilysk on the Alma-Ata-Taldykorgan highway. And the town “Ilysk “was renamed Kapchagai. In 2004 the movie "The Nomad" was filmed below the Kapshagai Reservoir.
We invite you to take a part in a trip to the river “Ili” in winter. You will be surprised by the beauty of the river landscape nature, go down to the river canyon; you can admire the thickness of the ice.
On the program: travel along the river, visiting parts of steep cliffs, picnic, sledding, visiting scenery for the movie "Nomad".
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.