We have collected useful information for those who are going to the mountains, but do not know where to start.
Mountain communities in Almaty with which you can go hiking
Gorny Club of Almaty, @gorny_club_almaty
Gorny Club Almaty unites experienced guides and lovers of hiking in the mountains, helps people discover something new and unexplored. One of the goals of the club is to promote an active lifestyle through hiking in the mountains and extreme sports.
Kazakhstan Mountain Club, @kazmountclub
Kazakhstan Mountain Club has a rich history. It was opened back in 1997. Here they teach mountaineering from scratch, various activities and talk about the mountains.
Marco Polo, @club_marcopolo
The Marco Polo Tour Club is a club of sports tourism and tourist all around. It unites those who love travel and sports, hiking, nature and the spirit of adventure.
The Commonwealth of Sports Tourists, @turclub.kz
The Commonwealth of Sports Tourists is an association of tourist clubs in the region that open up the world of sports tourism. The community organizes competitions, hikes, and training for guides and tourism instructors.
Almaty Sports Tourism Federation, @fst.alma.ata
Almaty Sports Tourism Federation was founded in 2004. The association develops sports tourism, increases the safety of travel and hiking, conducts training and advanced training of personnel.
Alpine Rose, @alpine_rose1980
Alpine Rose organizes categorical and sedate hiking and hiking trips within the framework of the tour club. Members of the club participate in city, regional and republican competitions in the Tourist All-around.
Places where you can rent camping equipment
Rent of tourist equipment without a deposit. Here you will find full equipment for the hike, and the staff will advise you on all issues and assemble you in the mountains turnkey.
Bicycles are also available in Skadi: for rent and for sale.
Every summer season TOBE rents out all the necessary hiking equipment. Bicycles can be found here. The center offers a wide range of tourist equipment.
Everything for the hike is in GoTourist. Here you can find tents, karemats, barbecues and much more for comfortable camping. Consultants can suggest routes where to go with an overnight stay, and will be happy to answer all questions.
A set of dishes, a thermos, backpacks, tents and much more can be rented in TOLAGAI. The center has two points in the city with a convenient location.
ATLANT is a city center for rental of camping equipment. The salon is open around the clock. Here you can find tents, a tent, lanterns, barbecues, backpacks and many other items for a comfortable stay.
JaiGoi offers rental of tourist equipment: tents, sleeping bags, travel mats and much more. Bicycles and electric scooters can also be rented here.
Iceberg Sport, @icebergsport.kz
Iceberg Sport is a tourist equipment rental salon. The center has a convenient location. Here you can rent a tent and a set of sleeping bags, a karemat and a tent for two.
Popular routes where even beginners can go
Kok-Zhailau is a tract on the territory of the Ile-Alatau State National Natural Park. It is located at an altitude of: from 1450 to 1740 meters above sea level. Accessible and close to the city route.
Translated from the Kazakh language, Mynzhylky means «A thousand mares». This is a mountain plateau at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level. From here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Tuyuk Su glacier and the Kumbel spur, where the peaks are located: Locomotive, Z. Kosmodemyanskaya, Molodezhnaya, Titova.
One of the most popular routes, where the famous swing in the mountains is located. The route to the top passes through the Kim-Asar gorge. The height of Furmanov Peak is 3053 meters above sea level.
Peak of the Chimbulachka
The peak of Zimbulachka is the closest and most accessible peak. The height of the peak is 3450 meters above sea level. The route starts from the station of the gondola road «Combi-2». The top can be reached quickly and easily.
Old Japanese Road
A beautiful and uncomplicated route. The start of the journey begins from the final stop of the bus number 28 near the river Passage, up along the pipe on the stairs. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains: Kokshoky, Kargalinsky peak and Big Almaty Peak.
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