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GORELNIK GORGE HIKING TOUR (1 DAY)

Trekking in the Gorelnik gorge is very popular among many tourists and lovers of the moderate trekking. The gorge is very picturesque, there are a lot of trees, mushrooms and mountain berries, and in the quiet and desolate days you can meet wild inhabitants of these places - mountain deers.
Route: Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Season: January-December 
Best Period: June-November 
Route Complexity: Moderate Trekking 
Trekking Duration: 6 Hours 
H Difference: 1700-2700 m.a.s.l. 
 
There are two beautiful waterfalls in Gorelnik gorge, which you will see on this trekking route. Rocks and fur-trees, the noise of falling water and blue sky with the clouds - is a memorable picture. From the -meter heigh, out from behind the large stone boulders, water flow is rushing fast, breaking against protruding rocks and turning into small and large splashes, sparkling in the sun with all the colors of the rainbow. But we’ll not stay long here, because having climbed along the barely visible path on the left slope you will see another larger waterfall.

 

Apart of the charming natural beauty, Gorelnik gorge has a very interesting history. They say, that during the World War II there was a base for preparation of mountain shooters and commandos of NKVD. And that young saboteur-bombers were trained there to work behind enemy lines. Officially this information is denied, but surviving workers and instructors of the base say the contrary... In fact, we can only guess whether it was real or not - but there is a plate installed near Gorelnik camp site with the inscription "Here, in the Gorelnik, during 1943-1946, the All-Union school of mountain instructors worked. It was prepared 1500 instructors and more than 12,000 mountain shooters for the Red Army."
 
Private Tour Price:   

160 USD for one person     
180 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together     
225 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together 

Group Tour Price for July 25, 2019: 70 USD Per Person
Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: For comfortable hiking you need clothing that will not restrict movement - pants and jacket. The shoes should be without high heels: tourist trekking boots or similar, with a good sole and high lacing or sneakers. It is also desirable to bring warm clothes, warmer than you normally wear; during the cold season - a hat and gloves. Water container, or thermos with hot tea. Don't forget sunglasses!
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Languages:
English
German
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Spanish
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Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.