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Zhalanash valley.

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“Nature will act on us with all its force only when we bring our human element into the sensation of it, when our state of mind, our love, our joy or sadness come into full conformity with nature and it will no longer be possible to separate the freshness of the morning from the light. beloved eyes and the measured noise of the forest from reflections on the life lived.

                                         K.G. Paustovsky.

Trip to Zhalanash valley from Almaty.

Zhalanash valley is located in the northern spurs of the eastern part of the Kungei Alatau ridge, in the southern part of the Toraygyr mountains, in the north and northwest of the floodplain valley of the Charyn River in the Raiymbek district of the Almaty region.
The area of ​​the Zhalanash valley is 532.35 square kilometers, the perimeter of the valley is 115.55 kilometers. The valley stretches for 25 kilometers from west to east from the village of Togyzbulak to the Kopaly valley. Width, in the central part reaches 19 kilometers.
The southern borders of the valley are the Togyzbulak valley located on the northern slopes of the Kungei Alatau ridge, the valley of the Shet-Merke River, which is the left tributary of the Kegen River. From the mouth of this river Kegen gets a new name - Charyn.
The eastern border of the Zhalanash valley is the valley of the Charyn River, which stretches from south to northeast for 20 kilometers. In the floodplain of the Charyn River, in its western part, along its entire length, there is the Aktogay valley, in the eastern part of the floodplain - the Zhalasay valley.
In the northern part, the valley is crossed from east to southwest by the Chilik-Algabas highway, 26 kilometers long in this section. Approximately in the middle part of the road there is a branch to the village of Zhalanash with a length of 19 kilometers.
To the north of the valley are the southern slopes of the Toraigyr mountains, to the northwest is the valley of the Chilik River. The height in the eastern part of the valley in the vicinity of the Kopala tract is 1325.3 meters above sea level.
The height in the southern part of the valley in the vicinity of the Togyzbulak valley is 1863.2 meters above sea level. In the north of the valley, the heights reach 1618.2 meters above sea level.
Geographic coordinates of Zhalanash valley: N43°09'45.38" E78°42'41.94"

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.