The Charyn Canyon is often considered the "kid brother" of the Grand Canyon, because of similar landforms of a smaller scale. Hike, dine and explore the Charyn Canyon on one of the unforgettable tours. You will be definitely inspired by the magnificent views of the part of the Charyn river basin that formed a canyon, called "Valley of Castles", which has developed over the past 12 million years. The depth of the valley ranges 50-300 m, the width rangers 20-80 m.
Water, wind, and temperature, as a triple of the great architects, created this great landscape.
As soon as we reach the canyon, we will walk at the bottom part of it, 2 km one way, enjoying the views of sedimentary red walls with natural sculptures of dramatic forms. After 2 km of the gradual walk, we will reach a river stream surrounded by ancient trees and hosting yurta-style camping area. Kumys (horse milk) and hot tea served at a local cafe are complimentary for the tour. If available, the return to the starting point of the hiking tour can be m
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.