Chunkurchak gorge

Month of the year to visit: full year

Transportation: people can take a taxi or minibus to Chunkurchak or book a Chunkurchak tour with a guide and transportation with Solto Holidays
Places to visit in Chunkurchak: You have the option to visit the Sky Bridge and Supara in Chunkurchak. You can also enjoy horseback riding in the area.
Chunkurchak is a remarkable location with stunning landscapes and a winding gorge at an altitude of over 2000 meters above sea level, stretching along the ridge for 30 kilometers.
The area is abundant with yurt camps, ethno-complexes, and resort zones. The absolute charm of this place attracts a multitude of tourists who easily find accommodation in the abundance of welcoming facilities.

What makes Chunkurchak unique is the diversity of its landscapes and the winding mountain roads. In the warm season, snow-capped peaks cast glimmers on the green meadows, slopes are adorned with large and small clusters of alpine flowers in all colors, the scent of fir trees fills the air with the lively buzzing of bees, and the red soil creates a striking contrast against the boundless sky. In the winter, nearby ski resorts such as Chungurchak and Tatyr become magnets for skiers and snowboarders.

At every twist of the serpentine road to Kyzyl-Beles Pass (2300 meters above sea level), breathtaking panoramas of the city and settlements at the foot of the mountains unfold.

The area offers numerous trekking routes, both for day trips and multi-day adventures. Popular attractions include the Golubiny Waterfall, which is 30 meters high and offers heart-pounding fly-jumping experiences. The highly sought-after hiking route passes through the ethno-complex of Supara.

Here, visitors can enjoy:

  • Horseback riding
  • Kumys therapy (seasonal)
  • Skiing and snowboarding (seasonal)
  • Rest and overnight stays in a choice of modern or authentic yurts

This location is suitable for almost everyone, as it boasts a complete tourist infrastructure:

  • Roads suitable for cars and motorbike enthusiasts
  • Spacious parking lots
  • Areas for team games
  • Comfortable yurts
  • Picnic spots
  • Established paths into the forests and groves
  • Horseback riding
  • Scenic natural and man-made viewpoints

Another advantage is its year-round appeal. For example:

  • In the winter, it attracts skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts as well as winter trekking enthusiasts
  • In the spring, it appeals to those who appreciate the awakening of nature and experienced hikers
  • In the summer, it caters to those who seek active collective or family leisure
  • In the fall, it lures with its vibrant colors, the whiteness of clouds, and the scent of moist earth.

Chunkurchak is an inspiring place for those who value unhurried and comfortable leisure. Here, you can easily find a spot for meditation and self-reflection. Some find their energy in multi-day journeys to the highest peaks.

After the tour, the colorful souvenir photos will undoubtedly immerse you in the moments of your stay, bringing back feelings of well-being and emotional uplift. By the way, make sure your gadget has enough memory because there will certainly be plenty of photos!

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