Turgen —Kayrak Waterfalls

Walk through the green hills and the Alpine meadows to a beautiful and powerful waterfall


April to October



Tour description

The Turgen Gorge waterfalls are a breathtaking show. Imagine the huge mass of water, a powerful stream falling from a height of several tens of meters. The most beautiful and highest one is the Kayrak waterfall. It is located on the Bozgul River, the right inflow of the Turgen river. The way to the Kayrak waterfall begins behind the Batan settlement. The distance to the falls is 8 kilometers. The road goes through the beautiful Turgen Gorge, through the alpine meadows and mountain springs. The Kayrak River punched a 55-meter pass in the mountainous rock. The waterfalls completely justify its name, “Kayrak” in translation from Kazakh means “grindstone”. After visiting the waterfalls we will make a stop on the Don- Jailow plateau.


  • Tour for intermediate level travelers
  • Walk through the alpine meadows and soft-wood forests
  • Excursion to the Kayrak waterfalls
  • Picnic on scenic Don- Jailow Plateau

Tour schedule


Day 1


8:00—10:00 transfer Almaty- Turgen Gorge

10:00—12:30 Excursion to the Kayrak waterfalls

13:00—13:30 walk to the picnic place on the Don- Jailow Plateau

13:30—14:30 picnic-lunch

14:30—17:30 walk back to car

17:30—19:30 return to Almaty

What's included

  • Transport: offroader 3-5 seats – Toyota FJ, Hyundai Starex
  • English speaking guide
  • Meal: snacks and drinks on the way, picnic-lunch
  • Photo shooting to be reserved and paid additionally