Charyn (Sharyn) Canyon

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Russian (fluent), Kazakh (fluent), English (fluent)

11 hour tour

You will be definetely inspired by the
magnificent views of the part of Charyn river
basin that formed a canyon, called as "Valley
of Castles", which has developed over the past
30 million years. Water, wind and temperature, as
a triple of the great architects, created this great

As soon as we reach the canyon, we will be able to walk
at the bottom part of it, 2 km one way, enjoying
the views of sedimentary red walls with natural sculptures
of dramatic forms. The depth of the canyon ranges 50-300 m.
Locals refer the Charyn canyon to a kid brother of the Grand canyon.


Drive through the villages of Almaty region, with beautiful Zailiskyi Alatau mountain view along the way

Tour Outline: 7AM - Hotel pick up

11 AM - Charyn Canyon

4PM - Leave the Canyon

7PM - return to your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Any place convenient to you

End location: Any place convenient to you

Duration: 11 hours


I work with transortation company with experienced drivers

What’s Included

Professional Guide Service, Transportation with an experienced driver by a comfortable vehicle providing insurance for passengers, Water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 KZT - Depending on your choice, we might stop by a local village market to try some shashlyk, local fruites, etc. A cafe is also located at the endpoint of the canyon, where you can have a lunch for KZT1500-2000. The permit to the national park is KZT850

What’s Extra

Food, National Park permit

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