Tour to Assy Plateau

Assy Plateau (Asy)

The famous Assy plateau is located in the upper reaches of the Turgen Gorge, not far from the Bartogai reservoir. With a length of about 40 km, it is used for seasonal grazing - zhailau. The height of the plateau is from 2200 to 2600 m, which allows coolness to reign on the plateau even in the hottest months.

You can enjoy incredibly breathtaking views of the plateau, see the original national nomad camps of Kazakhs, shepherds' yurts, and herds of sheep and horses.
The main attraction of the Asy plateau is the Asy-Turgen Observatory. Surrounded by mountains and the colors of herbs, it looks especially picturesque.

Tour Details

🍴 Food on-site – Bring a snack or picnic (guide will provide lunch extra payment).

🕒 Approx. – 8/9 hours. Distance 100 km both way / 1 h walking (level - easy).

🌞 Weather is seasonal, and a temperature range from + 25˚C – 15 ˚C. We suggest wearing layers.

💲 Tour Price – Standard tour (vehicle 6 seats/guide; fees, water7–170$.

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes.

09.00
09.00
Departure from Almaty.
Guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel. On the way, you will know about the city and the country in general. On the way, we will pass the mountain gorge Turgen, the mountain river, and we will see nomads on a plateau.
11:30
11:30
Arriving in Assy Plateau
Free time, picnic lunch on the nature.
13:00
13:00
Departure to the Bear waterfall, Turgen gorge
After lunch, we’ll continue our tour, the next stopover – Bear waterfall. The hiking part will take around 2 km.
17:00
17:00
Return to Almaty
After the excursion in Turgen, we are going back to Almaty. The road back will take 2 hours to your hotel.
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