Welcome to Karkara Valley

From Kegen, 250km by road east of Almaty, a scenic road heads south up Karkara Valley (Долина Каркара) to Karkara village, and then on to the border post about 28km from Kegen. From May to October, this laid-back border crossing offers an alternate route between Almaty and Lake Issyk-Köl in Kyrgyzstan. Karkara Valley is the jumping off-spot for exploring Kazakhstan's tallest and wildest mountain range, the Tian Shan.

Top experiences in Karkara Valley

Karkara Valley in detail