Almaty Province in Kazakhstan is all about nature: mountains, lakes, waterfalls, steppe, dessert and even a canyon. We chose to visit Sharyn National Park, located some 200km east from the city, close to the border with China. To get there, we hired a taxi and a driver for the whole day. Nurdalet picked us up from our hotel early in the morning. The road there is quite scenic: it goes next to the mountains into the immense steppe to go back into the mountains.
The entrance road to the Canyon was poorly marked so we got lost. But we were lucky: we got to see some wild horses moaning about the steppe. The canyon took our breath away. It was a working day so we had it almost all to ourselves. The quiet breeze was only interrupted by cute little rodents playing around. We walked over the cliffs and under the canyon, taking pictures and absorbing the positive vibes. Nature is overwhelming!