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This was a nice george to drive up and see the great scenery of the area. You get to see broken Heart Rock and there was a wedding going on at the time. There is also some great local honey meed to try and buy...More
This is a fairly basic gorge which unfortunately can only be walked via a dirt road for the majority of it. There is not much 'real' hiking and you are frequently trailed or beset upon by people trying to get you to buy pictures with...More
The Karakol Gorge has it all, wilderness, wildlife, adventure and amazing scenery everywhere you look. We did some hiking in the gorge last summer and would recommend to anyone with an adventurers spirit and as many people as you will encounter along the way, they...More
After our stay in Karakol we decided to head back to Almaty via 'the mountain route' Not at all advisable unless you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle - which we didn't! - However, we decided to have an adventure and travelled the mountain Gorge. The...More
Having driven up several valleys in the Karakol area, this one I find one of the most remarkable. I thought around every corner was yet another picturesque moment. I would prefer to hike single-track trails than the two-track road, but vehicles were relatively infrequently. Locals...More
There are choices here, you can walk from Karakol into the gorge (remember you will have to pay entrance fee for the park at some point), but then you will probably not make it up to big mountain meadows at the end (would be a...More
We travelled the gorges with the objective to look at the base of Karakol Peak and ski the area. In April with still snow on the ground, and several river crossings, horses is the best way to reach our base camp. We did not see...More