May to October
The Turgen gorge has a very rich plant and animal life. There are mixed woods: birchwoods, are replaced by the soft forests. The caravans passed here in ancient times – from Europe to the east – to China and India. The Turgen gorge is famous for its waterfalls and relic Chinturgen mossy spruce forest growing in the territory of permafrost.
The Assy Plateau impresses with wide open spaces and its serenity. The plateau is located at the height of 2600 meters above sea level in the valley of the Assy River, 100 km to the east of Almaty. This place is known since ancient times as a summer pasture of the nomadic tribes. There is an astrophysical observatory on the top part of the plateau, with one of the biggest telescopes in the world. The route begins with the car crossing the Turgen gorge. After that we will visit the Assy Observatory and we will make a small walking tour to the Kara Arsha gorge. On the way back we will watch the sunset in the Observatory.
with overnight in immobile camping site
8:00—10:00 transfer Almaty– Turgen Gorge
10:00—12:30 Walking tour to the Kayrak waterfall
13:00—13:30 Walking tour to picnic place at the Don- Jailow plateau
14:30—17:30 walking to the camping site
17:30—18:30 Free time
19:30 Free time
9:00—10:00 transfer to the Assy plateau with stop at Observatory
10:30—11:30 transfer to the Karaarsha gorge
11:30—15:00 Walking tour and picnic-lunch
15:00—17:00 Free time
18:00—19:00 transfer to the Observatory and watching the sunset
19:30—22:00 return to Almaty