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Big Almaty Peak

One-day hiking tour to Big Almaty Peak, 3680 m

More details about the Big Almaty Peak

hiking tour in Almaty mountains, Kazakhstan
COMPLEXITY
Average
for physically active people
DISTANCE
Hike: 3 km one way
Transportation: 32 km one way
LANGUAGE
English
BACKPACK
Light,
take only basic things and snacks
DURATION
about 10 hours

SEASON
No overnight stay

Timeline of the tour to Big Almaty Peak

07:00 – 07:30
07:00 – 07:30
Meeting point
We will meet in the city center or near your hotel. We usualy have a bus for the tour or a car for small groups. Time of meeting may be shifted to earlier.
07:30 – 09:00
07:30 – 09:00
Transportation to Jusaly Kezen pass
A beautifull road to the mountains along Big Almaty Gorge, we will see big almaty lake and come to station for space observation located right on the pass. There also be a document check, so please take your passport.
09:30 – 13:30
09:30 – 13:30
Climbing the Big Almaty Peak
We will make 2-3 stops for rest during the hike.
At the very top you can take beautiful photos and have a good snack.
13:30 – 15:00
13:30 – 15:00
Back to Jusaly Kezen pass
Reaching the top is half the way! We still need to return safely and together!
15:30 – 16:00
15:30 – 16:00
Stop at the Big Almaty Lake
Beautiful photo session at the pearl of Almaty - Big Almaty Lake
16:00 – 17:00
16:00 – 17:00
Back to the city
Happy and satisfied, we return to the city

List of essentials for trekking to Big Almaty Peak?

Essentials
  • Passport (border guard document check)
  • Some cash
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Trekking poles
  • Seat mats (optional)
Food
  • Water 0.5l-1l
  • Thermos with tea
  • Lunch (sandwiches, pancakes, pies, etc.)
Clothes (summer)
  • Trekking shirt
  • Fleece jacket\Hoodie
  • Raincoat\Hardshell jacket
  • Trekking trousers
  • Sun hat and buff
  • Trekking shoes\boots
Clothes
(winter)
  • Long sleeve (thermal)
  • Fleece jacket\hoodie
  • Snow pants
  • Demi-season/winter boots
  • Jacket
  • Woolen beanie and gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Headlamp
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
What is included in the price of the Big Almaty Peak tour?
Included
Guide service
Basic first aid kit
Photo report
Consultation
Transportation (Almaty-Ayusai-Almaty)
Snacks
Not included
Transportation ~ $130
Porter service
Travel insurance
Personal expenses
Lunch (sandwiches, pancakes, pies, etc.)
Trekking poles (available for rent)

Price for day hiking tour to the Big Almaty Peak

1 person
85 000 tenge
/ $180
2 persons
100 000 tenge
/ $210
50 000 tg/pp
3 persons
120 000 tenge
/$260
40 000 tg/pp
over 3 people
calculated individually
Additional expences
transportation is required for this tour,
the price for 1 car starts from $130

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How high is Big Almaty Peak?

Высота пика – 3 680 метра над уровнем моря.
А Большое Алматинское озеро находится на уровне 2 511 метров.
Пик имеет ярко выраженную форму пирамиды и очень хорошо просматривается с города.
БАП (Большой Алматинский Пик) находится ближе остальных пиков и поэтому кажется очень высоким и непреступным, но это обманчивое впечатление)
The height of the peak is 3,680 meters above sea level.
And Big Almaty Lake is at 2,511 meters.
The peak has a pronounced pyramid shape and is very clearly visible from the city.
BAP (Big Almaty Peak) is closer than the other peaks and therefore seems very high and inaccessible, but this is a deceptive impression)

How many trails lead to Big Almaty Peak?

You can climb Big Almaty Peak via a short route: from the cosmostation to the Jusaly-Kezen pass at 3330 meters. Alternatively, you can take a two-day tour through the scenic Prokhodnoe Gorge, with an overnight stay at Terra Glade or Aleshkin Bridge.

How difficult is it to climb Big Almaty Peak?

The climb to the peak takes about 3 hours. Initially, the path follows a dirt road, then continues along a steep trail upwards. Just before the peak, there are many large rocks and boulders, so you need to be cautious to avoid falling. Trekking poles can help you maintain your balance.

What dangers may arise when climbing Big Almaty Peak?

When climbing to a height above 2500 m.a.s.l., mountain sickness may occur with the following symptoms: headache, weakness and sickness. If such symptoms appear, you shall immediately inform your guide, make a stop, take out your bottle of water and drink as much water as possible in small sips.
To prevent mountain sickness, you can do the following: go to the mountains a week before the hike, for example, climb to Shymbulak peak, get enough sleep one day before, and have a good breakfast in the morning, take at least 1 liter of water with you, as well as a chocolate bar.
Another danger is getting sunstroke when staying in the sun without a hat. It's simple - take a Panama hat with you!
And sunscreen and glasses will also save you from the harmful effects of the sun.
Always take a raincoat or waterproof hardshell jacket - mountain weather is unpredictable!
Remember that you are solely responsible for your health - be careful!

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