Our camp became a Finalist of 2019 Top100 Sustainable Destinations Award!
We are proud to be on the list of World Greenest Places. Trekking Club campsite on the Top100 Award official website
| WHERE IS IT?
|| 70km to the east from Almaty (2 hours)
| HOW TO GET THERE?
||Follow the Kuldja road up to Issyk. Pass by Issyk town and move further in a direction of Turgen. Turn right inside a Turgen gorge (near the entrance to Turgen village), and drive for another 25km by the gorge. It is a National Park, so you will come through the Park’s gate and will have to pay a fee there. You may take a taxi from Almaty, or come with a bus to Issyk or Turgen and then take a local taxi. The map is at a bottom of the page.
| TIME GUIDE
||The campsite works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every year starting from 1st June till 10th September. No check-in time (you may arrive anytime - just warn us)
||$35 per persons per night including 3 meals (buffet)
| HOW TO BOOK
||To book a night, call us at +7(727)229 31 04 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation at a camp is available only with preliminary booking via Trekking Club office. Before you go, please make sure you are booked! Booking is accepted at least 5 workdays prior to check-in date. Booking is accepted in working time, Mon-Fri from 09.00 till 18.00.
|TERMS AND CONDITIONS
||Please check important info (what you must know before you go) below at the page. By booking accommodation at the campsite, you agree to the terms of accommodation, rules and conditions described at this page.
Big two-room tents, fully furnished: beds, garden group (table, armchairs), electricity and lighting. Each tent is placed at a separate glade so the guests could enjoy the nature and have an access to all the infrastructure
The café is located at a big comfortable tent-marquee: we serve 3 meals a day as “buffet”. Normally, there are few main and side dishes, few salads or snacks can be found. Tea, coffee and sweets are served with a buffet. Vegetarian menu is available on request (please inform).
| Location and territory
The camping is just a piece of wild nature of Turgen: it is located at a private area inside a deep spruce forest, in the upper reaches of Turgen River. The river is a natural barrier that isolates a private camp territory from the road, but Trekking Club guests use our bridge to cross it.
You may hike to Kairak waterfall from here (5 hours), or may reach Assy plateau (10km up by the gorge). The location provides great opportunities for day-hikers: any direction is perfect.
The standard price for 1 night includes:
- accommodation at a comfortable 2-rooms living tent equipped with 2 beds, 2 sleeping bags (blanket type), garden group (chairs, table), lightin
- 3 meals a day, buffet
- hot shower
- lodge infrastructure: barbecue set (without wood), dining-tent, pavilions etc.
- local rope-park (hummocks, slack-lines, rope trolleys etc.)
- guided excursion to Kairak waterfall (for the groups of more than 15 persons)
► Skiff sauna (booking is done at a camp)
► Rent of a bike (availabe at a camp)
► Guided trekking tours by Turgen: 2-day trek, 3-day trek, 5-day trek (advance booking only)
► Jeep-tour to Assy plateau: tour to the Nomad’s land (advance booking only, via office)
► Package trips: 2 days in Turgen and 3 days of adventure (advance booking only, via office)
► Rock climbing course in Turgen (advance booking only, via office)
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Alpine hut in Touyuk-Su gorge: above Shymbulak ski resort.
Located at a foot of the glacier at 2600m ASL, the hut is the best choice for those who want to have a great panorama of Tien Shan peaks over 4.000m outside of the window. A small comfortable lodge perfectly fits the needs of mountain hikers, climbers and mountaineers.
Want to see the route to Turgen in bigger scale
Important notices – you must know before you go:
- there is no cellular connection at a camp, no Wi-Fi. Nearest point in Turgen, where can be cellular coverage is located 20km down by the gorge.
- due to absence of cellular network and Internet connection, card payments at a camp are unavailable (as well as online payments). At a camp you can only pay in cash.
- due to absence of cellular connection, you will not be able to call a taxi from the camp. Please make sure you know how to get back to the city after your staying (e.g. book a taxi for both ways to/back, in advance). There is no local taxi service in Turgen, and it can be hard to hitchhike – during the week, the traffic in the gorge is not big. Our campsite stuff will not be able to help you calling a taxi.
- our camp is located inside a wild forest: in early June there can be ticks in bushes. If you come in June, then please do not forget to take anti-tick repellent, or also treat your shoes/clothes in advance.
- our camp is located in a wild forest: there is a chance to meet wild animals and insects (foxes, rabbits, deer, bees, snakes – not poisonous). If you have allergy to pollen or plants, then please take necessary medicals with you (there are many blooming plants).
- please take appropriate clothes and shoes (sport/trekking pants, t-shirts with long and short sleeves, warm jacket, wind/waterproof jacket, peaked cap, hat, sunglasses, thermo-underwear). Even in summer, nights in Turgen are colder than in the city. The camp is located at a riverbank, at 1600m ASL.
- our campsite staff may not speak your language
- there is no way to enter the camp’s territory by car (suspension bridge is pedestrian). All the vehicles are left on the opposite site of the river, at a glade. This parking glade is unguarded and not fenced. All visitors leave their cars on own risk and responsibility.
- camp is located at an island: the only way to enter it is to use our private suspension bridge over Turgen river. If you come without preliminary booking, the bridge can be closed. It is also closed for visitors in the night time (and alarm system is on), so please warn camp staff if you need to come in/out in the night/late evening /early morning so we keep the bridge crossable for you.
- you realize that camping is associated with a number of specific conditions / actions / sensations. You confirm that upon arrival at the campsite you will familiarize yourself with the rules and you will be held responsible for your safe stay in the mountains.
ENJOY YOUR GLAMPING!