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Turgen gorge – Kairak waterfall A walk through the green hills and alpine meadows to a picturesque waterfall
1 day from 250$ View all prices
Trip type
  • A tour for tourists with intermediate level of training
  • A walk through alpine meadows and coniferous forests
  • A hike to Kairak waterfall
  • Picnic at the picturesque plateau of Don Zhailau

Turgen waterfalls are a breathtaking wonder of nature. Imagine a huge mass of water falling from the height of several tens of meters. The most beautiful and big of the waterfalls is Kairak. It is located on the Bozgul River, the right tributary of the Turgen River. The path to the Kairak waterfall begins after Batan village. We will walk 8 kilometers along the beautiful Turgen gorge, rich with alpine meadows and mountain springs. Kairak waterfall has made a 55-meter passage through a tall rock. It fully justifies its name, as "kairak" in Kazakh means "grindstone". After enjoying the waterfall you will be invited to a nice picnic on Don Zhailau plateau.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Single traveler prices are available upon request. Internal flights are $465 per person.
  • 08:00—10:00
  • Transfer Almaty– Turgen gorge
  • 10:00—12:30
  • Hike to Kairak waterfall
  • 13:00—13:30
  • Hike to picnic spot on Don Zhailau plateau
  • 13:30—14:30
  • Picnic/lunch
  • 14:30—17:30
  • Back to the car
  • 17:30—19:30
  • Transfer to Almaty
  • Off road vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Soft drinks and snacks on the way, picnic/lunch
  • National park admission fee 
What’s not included
  • Air tickets
  • Visa (by request)
  • Health insurance 
  • Photoshooting (by request)