Charyn Canyon is one of Kazakhstan’s great natural wonders.  Located about four hours’ drive from Almaty (195km), the canyon rises above the banks of the 154-kilometer Charyn river.  Charyn is often compared to the American Grand Canyon, and some trees here such as the Sogdian Ash are similar to species found only in Charyn’s North American counterpart.  Since 1964, the Sogdian ash grove has been declared a natural monument.

One of the most famous and frequently visited sites in Charyn canyon is the Valley of Castles, a 2-kilometer stretch where visitors take the majority of their pictures.  Other notable spots are the Dragon’s Gorge, Witch’s Nest, and the Stone Bag, which, if you believe the legends, is inhabited by spirits. In terms of travel, passage through the Witch’s Nest can be quite difficult, as the road narrows, the canyon walls seem black, and the wind can produce a frightening rumble.

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Charyn canyon / all year around

    Charyn canyon / all year around

    11 hours

    The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz A unique nature monument of 12 million years old

    Big Almaty ring / June - August

      Big Almaty ring / June — August

      10 days

      The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Splendid beauty of the mountains, country of ancient nomads, unique natural landscapes and full reset in one trip

      Almaty ring  / April-October

        Almaty ring / April-October

        5 day

        The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Splendid beauty of the mountains, country of ancient nomads, unique natural landscapes and full reset in one trip

        Altyn Emel - Charyn canyon / all year around

          Altyn Emel — Charyn canyon / all year around

          3 day

          The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Journey to the ancient mystical places

          Kolsay, Kaindy lakes - Charyn canyon / all year around

            Kolsay, Kaindy lakes — Charyn canyon / all year around

            2 day

            The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz Inspiring trip to the origins of pure natural energy