Almaty Karakol transfer

almaty karakol transfer
from 300 USD / car
Private tour
Vehicle occupancy: 1 – 3
Duration: 12 hours
Round trip distance: 500 kilometers
Best time for visiting: all year around
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Order a taxi from Almaty to Karakol through Karkara (Kegen) border checkpoint. For this trip you need 4×4 SUV to pass through mountain area. Ordinary taxi cabs prefer not to take this route because of road condition. But this trip is a real adventure and highly suggested to be done by this road if you head to Karakol. This transfer/tour includes visiting of 2 most interesting parts of Charyn Canyon – Valley of Castles and Moon Canyon.

Transfer in winter

This transfer is possible to be done all year round including winter season from the recent time. Just check in advance with Karkara/Kegen checkpoint by phone as the road can be closed if a strong snowfall has happened before.

Karkara border checkpoint working hours

Please note that Kegen/Karkara check point is working only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Road from Almaty to Kyrgyzstan border is more than 300 kilometers and taxi trip would take around 5 hours, add 2-3 hours for photo stops and Charyn canyon visiting plus 3 hours driving from the border to Karakol (Kyrgyzstan) by mountain road. Total trip time of this adventure will be 11 – 12 hours. So, it is better to start early from Almaty around 7 a.m. to reach Karakol by 8 p.m.

Road from Almaty to Karakol on the map

Almaty Karakol taxi service gallery

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