Charyn Canyon "Valley of Castles"
Description of the tour.
Excursion with a visit to the canyon of the Charyn River in 200 km from Almaty. The road to the "Valley of Castles" lies through the Sogetinsky Valley, which stretches between the mountain ranges Ketmen and Ulken - Bogetty. Poets call this place a "workshop of a sculptor named Wind", Kazakhstan tourists call, one of the most exotic places of recreation in our region, fans of water rafting are a paradise for extreme people.
This is a "lost world", past which it is impossible to pass without looking. The unknown forces seemed to have opened the time itself, exposing its very depths. The canyon is a unique monument of nature, where under the influence of millennial processes of weathering of sedimentary rocks special relief forms have formed - the remains in the form of isolated mountains, pillars, giant columns, towers, chapels. The length of the canyon is 150 km, the "Valley of Castles" is more than 2 km, the depth is up to 200 meters. There is absolutely no soil cover, the remains are devoid of vegetation. At the bottom of the canyon there are traces of temporary streams everywhere. There are bushes of yellow acacia, tamarisk, saxaul, turanga and ephedra. Of the animals - mountain ptarmigan, gerbil, hare.
Sample tour program
07:30 The meeting
08:00 Departure for an excursion to the "Valley of Castles"
12:00 Arrival in the "Valley of Castles", Walking tour of the canyon
16:30 Picking up from the car. Departure
20:00 Return to Almaty
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.