Assi Plateau -Turgen gorge 2 days tour
The high-altitude plateau of Assy - Turgen is located at an altitude of 2600 m above sea level, in the valley of the Assy River, 100 km east of Almaty.
Along the river Assy, there are ancient burial mounds and rock carvings. Historians call them one of the most high-density petroglyphs in Kazakhstan.
From antiquity to the present, it is used as a summer pasture for cattle. Here, signs of a person more than 5000 years old (both nomadic and sedentary) were found.
Despite the difficult availability, the plateau is constantly boiling life. In ancient times, there were caravan routes from Europe to China and India. During the formation of Soviet power, the White and Red Army fought. In modern times, the Assy-Turgen Observatory was built.
Part of the territory of the plateau is covered with coniferous forests. In the autumn, you can collect a lot of different berries and mushrooms!
The mountains are insanely beautiful.
Difficulty level - medium
Early morning departure from the city of Almaty in the Turgen gorge
The road takes 1.5 hours way 80 km.
Arrival in the Turgen gorge
Excursion along the gorge, a short stop for lunch.
Further excursion to the Great Falls "Kairaksky"
The second of the waterfalls of the Turgen gorge accessible to tourists is Kairak. It is located at an altitude of 2130 m above sea level. The waterfall of Kairak (Kairak waterfall) is named so not by chance, when you come closer to the waterfall, you will see that the waterfall literally protruded its way to the gorge (Kayra - in Kazakh - the grindstone). This is the highest waterfall in the Turgen gorge.
Kairak waterfall - 74 m, the h of the fall of the main stream is about 40 m), but it is much more difficult to get to it.
The journey time on foot is 2.5 hours one way.Dictation is 7km.
After the tour, dinner and overnight in the camp.
Early in the morning Breakfast
Picking up the camp and departure in the jeep on the Assy Plateau.
The road is sometimes difficult to pass!
A very beautiful road on the way there are wild animals (hares, birds of prey, foxes)
Travel time 1 hour distance 25 km
Arrival to the place - Observatory Assy
Excursion 1-2 hours.
After lunch break
Our group has some free time and departure to the city of Almaty.
The cost is costly
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.