One of nature's marvels, the Charyn Canyon is over 56 miles (90 km) in length with beauty and majesty reminiscent of the US Grand Canyon. Located only 2 hours from Almaty, it is easy to visit.
Experience stunning unspoiled natural beauty and tranquility here. Even the wild animals do not fear humans.
The Dzungarian Gate, the most popular area in this region for visitors, is a mountain pass between Birliktau and Militau, and formerly part of the great Silk Road trading route.
Have you ever heard sand dunes sing?
This truly amazing site, sight and sound occurs when winds blow over the ridges of the sand dunes when they are dry, causing the sand to shift and make a unique type of sound. They are located north-east of Almaty, in the country's largeset national park, Altyn-Emel.
The closest glacier to Almaty – the Bogdanovich Glacier – is located in the Small Almaty spur of Trans-Ili Alatau. The sightseeing platform shows a breathtaking view of the mountain peaks.
Best period: June-November
Route difficulty: easy trekking
Elevation changes: 3160-3360 m
The glacier is located under the very slope of the Nursultan peak. This natural landmark was named on behalf of the professor of geology of Russian-Polish origin K.I. Bogdanovich. The scientist investigated the earthquake that destroyed Vernyj city in 1910. He made a great contribution to the seismological studies of the region. Together with D. Mushketov and I. Karl, he compiled a plan for Vernyj city.
Tourists are attracted by the magnificent views of the peaks of Nursultan, Amangeldy, and Karlytau. The route to the glacier starts at a height of 3200 meters above sea level. The route runs along a solid path, slowly moving upwards. Zigzag road leads to the beginning of the glacier, where guests will rest and have lunch in the midst of the mountains.