The Turgen gorge is a popular tourist route near the city of Almaty.  The gorge is famous for its Bear and Kairak waterfalls, mossy Chin-Turgen spruce forests an observatory of the Assy Plateau, the Altyn Adam (Golden Man) museum, ostrich farm, and trout farm.  Hot springs and freshwater springs are also popular sites in the gorge, but waterfalls are the most visited.

Bear Waterfall is several kilometers from the road, which runs through the gorge (87 kilometers from Almaty).  The 30-meter waterfall is part of the small Turgen river, and is easy to get to by a good trail that crosses several streams and the river.  There is also a longer, overland route.

The second waterfall accessible to tourists is Kairak, which sits 2,130 meters above sea level and is much larger than Bear Waterfall. It stands at 55 high, with rapids at 74 meters, and the fall of the main stream about 40 meters.  This hike requires about three hours from the ranger station.

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Turgen gorge / April - October

    Turgen gorge / April — October

    12 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 walk through the green hills and alpine meadows to a picturesque and powerful waterfall

    Assy plateau / May - October

      Assy plateau / May — October

      14 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 true nomad experience – a journey to the habitats of the ancient nomads

      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

        Assy plateau / May - October

          Turgen gorge — Assy plateau / May — October

          2 days

          The shown price is calculated for a person in a group of 5 people. For more detailed price pls contact info@picnicteam.kz A true nomad experience – a journey to the habitats of the ancient nomads