Horse riding on Assy plateau (Kazakhstan); take a horseback riding tour on Assy plateau or in the Turgensky gorge and Kairak waterfall (Ref: AKZ0010-5).
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Horse riding on Assy plateau (Kazakhstan)
“Horse riding on Assy plateau ” is organized by Lana transport company.
Lana Transport Company has been working on the market of Kazakhstan for more than 10 years. This company offers its services on the territory of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, which may be convenient for you if you are planning to explore both countries. The main services of the company are: transfers (meeting and seeing off at the airport), hourly car rental within the city and long distance travelling.
All drivers working in this company are professionals with more than 10 years of driving experience, so your trip will be safe with them. Due to their extensive experience, Lana company staff members perfectly know all the roads of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and all sites that are popular among the tourists. For this reason, your trip will be comfortable and safe with them.
- Itinerary: Almaty – Turgen gorge / Assy plateau – Almaty
- Duration: 1 day
- Season: from May to October
- Equipment:comfortable clothes and shoes, medicines, sunscreen, sunglasses.
- Transport:SUV 4×4
In the national park Ile-Alatau there is a beautiful corner of untouched and unspoiled nature – the Turgen Gorge. The rays of the Sun almost do reach the gorge, for this reason there are pockets of permafrost.
If we continue our trip up the gorge, we will find Kairak waterfall. This waterfall is almost 60 m high and surrounded by unique spruce forests with mossy grass up to 40 cm thick. You can also reach the waterfall by a dirt road, surrounded by picturesque forests rich in flora and fauna. Just 9 km from the fork, about 2 hours walk with stops for rest.
On the way to Turgen gorge, along the same river, you can reach Assy plateau (2560m). It is a large intermountain valley, about 40 km long and up to 10 km wide located about 2700 meters above sea level. The plateau is situated between the basins of the Shelek and Turgen rivers. On the top of the plateau there is Assy-Turgen astronomical observatory with 1-meter telescope used for scientific researches.
In ancient times caravans from Europe to China and India passed here. The Turgen Gorge is famous for its waterfalls and relict Chin-Turgen mossy trees growing on the permafrost. Besides, here you can find coniferous and mixed forests, alpine and subalpine meadows, lakes and springs, medicinal plants and berries. The high plateau faces the Assy River in the east, and this has great perspectives in terms of creating a world-class ski resort.
Finally, there were found signs of human settlements 5,000 years old (both nomadic and sedentary).
You can choose to take the horseback riding tour on Assy plateau or in the Turgensky gorge and Kairak waterfall.
The price includes: transfers, environmental fees, lunch, horseback riding along the Assy plateau with escort.
|Group size||Price (USD)|
360 USD per group
*180 USD per person
|more than 2 people||please, consult the service provider|
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