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Ski-tour Turgen-Assy

Turgen Gorge is 12 km.  far from the city of Issyk and 70 km. from the city of Almaty. The length of the gorge is 44 km. It extends to the Assy plateau - 40 km. (2560 m. above sea level). Turgen gorge is famous for its waterfalls. The total number of waterfalls is seven. Nowadays, an observatory is built in the upper part of the plateau, in which one of the largest telescopes in the world is installed. The plateau extends to the east for 40 km. to Bartogai reservoir. In ancient times, caravans from China and India to went to west to Europe through Turgen gorge and the Assy plateau. They were part of the Silk Road. Turgen gorge is famous for its waterfalls and relict Chin-Turgen moss spruce forests, in the depths of which places of frost left by the last ice age have been preserved.
  
Itinerary:
  
Ski-tour: Turgen - Batan - Observatory - Assy gorge - Bartogai reservoir, 3 days, distance 69.2 km., climb 1589 m.
  
1-st day
 Turgen Gorge - Batan village - start of ascent to the Observatory, 5 hours, overnight.
  
2-nd day
Ascent to the Observatory - descent along the Assy gorge, overnight, 5 hours.
  
3-rd day
Assy Gorge - Bartogai Reservoir, 6 hours.
  
Ski-tour: Turgen - Batan - Observatory - Assy - Novoalekseevka pass - Novoalekseevka, 4 days.
  
1-st day
Turgen Gorge - Batan village - start of ascent to the Observatory, 5 hours, overnight.
  
2-nd day
Ascent to the Observatory - descent along the Assy gorge, overnight, 5 hours.
  
3-rd day
Ascent to the Novoalekseevka pass - descent to the Novoalekseevka gorge, overnight, 6 hours.
  
4-th day
Descent along the Novoalekseevka gorge – Novoalekseevka, 7 hours.