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by ikari
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Yurts at Charyn Canyon
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Yurts at Charyn Canyon

This is the official website (not in English)

http://ecoparktour.kz/index.html
by ikari
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Recommendation for trips on 4 days around Almaty
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Recommendation for trips on 4 days around Almaty

As Steve says, that is super ambitious for 4 days, and as you are doing it yourself without a guide/driver I would buffer in even more time. You must bear in mind that some of the places you have in your list (especially Altyn Emel and Assy Plateau areas) are super remote with close to zero road/dir...
by ikari
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Charyn Canyon loop itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Charyn Canyon loop itinerary

From my research, there are GPS locations for treks to the valley of castles on shared resources but nothing for any of the other canyons. We went to Yellow Canyon with a guide via 4WD who navigated without GPS or map. He commented that virtually none of the other canyons (Bestamak, Termelik, Yellow...
by ikari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mountain Biking in Shymbulak summar
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Mountain Biking in Shymbulak summar

Hi has anyone rented mountain bikes at Shymbulak in summer? There seems to be a very cool bike park that has a long trail going all the way down to one of the gondola stations. It is suitable for people without technical mountain biking skills? We are going in mid June 2018. Will there still be snow...
by ikari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kolsai Lakes and Charyn Canyon from Almaty
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Kolsai Lakes and Charyn Canyon from Almaty

Hi Steven, Is the price you have quoted only available for Kazak/Russian speaking guests? I contacted close to a dozen operators/guides for a similar trip for 2 persons, including some of the offers posted/received on this site. The average cost for a 2 day trip for a couple seems to be 130-150 US (...