Trekking in Ile Alatau national park /5 days/

Short description

Highlights of this 5-day trekking in Kazakhstan nearby Almaty:
– the pristine nature of the Northern Tien Shan Mountains
– excellent services during the trek and in the basecamp
– good combination with a stay in cosmopolitan Almaty

This is a reasonably tough trek in the Northern Tien Shan Mountain Range close to Almaty. You won’t meet many people (probably none) during the trek. The trek is guided by experienced local mountaineers.

Tour itinerary
Day 1
Almaty city to Turgen valley, Ile Alatau national park

Transfer from your hotel in Almaty to the Turgen valley in the early morning (two hours). Start of your trekking in Kazakhstan!

Trek by the Turgen river up to the confluence with Kairak river (waterfall). Here you’ll camp on a left side of Turgen river. Trekking time some 5 hours. Overnight in tents at a height of 2,300m.

Day 2
Ile Alatau national park

Cross up to the plateau with 3 big lakes. Trekking time today 5-6 hours.

Overnight in tents at a height of 3,100m.

Day 3
Ile Alatau national park

Trek up in a direction of Mountain Institute glacier. Trekking time today 5-6 hours. Overnight in tents at a moraine of a glacier, at a height of 3,350m.

Day 4
Ile Alatau national park

Cross the Mountain Institute glacier and trek up to the Glaciologist glacier. Climb over the pass (3,850m) and trek down by the moraine in a direction of Temirtas river. This will take you some 6-7 hours. Overnight in tents at a height of 3,200m.

Day 5
Ile Alatau national park, Almaty city

Trek down following the Temirtas river, to the Donjailau plateau. Then turn in a direction of the Kairak waterfall and further down along a Turgen riverank to Batan village. Here the (luxe) camping is situated. Trekking time about 6-7 hours.

Transfer back to you hotel in Almaty (2 hours).

Day 6
Home sweet Home

Free day and transfer to the Airport. Breakfast is included in the price.

Tour route
Day 1-5
Ile Alatau national park

Distance: 20km per day, Time: 5 to 6 hours per day

Day 6
Home sweet Home

Distance: n/a, Time: n/a

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