Tour to Assy Plateau

The Assy Plateau: 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) – from 90 000 tenge.

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes.

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.
Arriving in Assy Plateau
Free time, picnic lunch on the nature.
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.
Return to Almaty
After the excursion in Turgen, we are going back to Almaty. The road back will take 2 hours to your hotel.

The Assy Plateau (Asy).

Plateau is a flat valley with relatively flat or slightly hilly surface, limited by distinct ledges.

The main attraction of the Assy plateau is the Asy Turgeni Observatory. It is 45 meters high and looks like a mountain flower - edelweiss. For a long time the observatory was frozen, but in recent years there are observations using a telescope AZT-20.
There are no buildings on the Asy plateau, except for the observatory complex and yurts of shepherds, so it looks especially picturesque surrounded by mountains and colors of motley grasses.

The end of spring and summer is the most colorful time to go - lush motley grasses and whole glades of flowers.

The famous Assy plateau is located in the upper reaches of the Turgen Gorge, the western part passes into the gorge and the eastern part into the valley of the Bartogai reservoir. It is about 40 km long and is used for seasonal cattle grazing - zhailau. The altitude of the plateau Asy from 2200 to 2600 m, which allows it to be cool even in the hottest months.

The road to the Assy plateau runs along a mountain serpentine, so it is recommended to drive up in a four-wheel drive vehicle for your safety.
You can enjoy unbelievably breathtaking views of the plateau, see the Kazakh national nomads, yurts of shepherds and flocks of sheep and horses.

On the way to the plateau you will drive through Turgen Gorge. The tour program includes a visit to the Bear waterfall. It is also possible to have a lunch at the trout farm, where you will catch a trout and it will be cooked. If desired, you can also visit the ostrich farm, look at the huge proud birds, it will be interesting to children.

Programs tours that include Assy plateau can be diverse. One day trip to the plateau with a visit to Bear Waterfall, or with a transfer to the reservoir Bartogai. You can also spend the night on the plateau in tents or in the rest houses in Turgeni gorge.

Write to us, and we will choose the best variant for you!

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