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Hike to
the swing in the mountains of Almaty

A trip to the legendary swing in Almaty!

More details about the mountain swing in Almaty

hiking tour in Almaty mountains, Kazakhstan
COMPLEXITY
Easy
for people of average fitness
DISTANCE
Hike: 8,5 km
Elevation gain: 1000 m
LANGUAGE
English, Czech, Spanish
BACKPACK
Light,
take only basic things and snacks
DURATION
about 6-7 hours
SEASON
Year-round

Timeline of the tour to the mountain swing

09:00 – 09:15
09:00 – 09:15
Meeting point
We will meet in the city center or near your hotel to get to the starting point together with a guide
09:15 – 09:45
09:15 – 09:45
Kimasar Gorge
We will start from Medeo on the road and then take a fairly easy trail to Kimasar Gorge, pass a spring and see a pine forest
09:45 – 12:00
09:45 – 12:00
Saddle
From the gorge we will climb to the ridge - the views will be picturesque, here you can have a snack and take plenty of photos. Ahead - the climbs will start to become steeper, but "a thousand mile journey begins with one step"
12:00 – 13:30
12:00 – 13:30
Photoshoot on a mountain swing
Finally came to the swing! We will admire the beauty of the mountains and take incredible photos! It happens that on weekends there are a lot of people on the swing, in which case we will need to wait our turn to take photos
13:30 – 14:30
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
We will drink some tea, looking at the beautiful mountain landscapes. We can go down an alternative path through the forest and a spring.
16:00 – 17:00
16:00 – 17:00
Back to the city
That moment when you are very tired, but immensely happy!
This day will be one of the happiest in your memory!

List of essentials for hiking to the Mountain Swings?

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 Mountain Swing tour?
Included
Guide service
Basic first aid kit
Photo report
Consultation
Transportation (Almaty-Medeo-Almaty)
Snacks
Not included
Porter service
Travel insurance
Personal expenses
Lunch (sandwiches, pancakes, pies, etc.)
Trekking poles (available for rent)

Price for a day hiking tour to Mountain Swing

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
4 persons
140 000 tenge
/ $300
35 000 tg/pp
5 persons
160 000 tenge
/ $340
33 000 tg/pp
over 5 people
calculated individually

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How high is the mountain swing?

Качели находятся примерно на высоте 2500 м.н.у.м. в гребне ведущем на вершину Фурманова, ее видно с любой точки ущелья, сама вершина высотой 3053 метра.

The swing is located at an altitude of approximately 2500 m above sea level on the ridge leading to the Furmanov peak, it is visible from any point in the gorge, the peak itself is 3053 meters high.

How difficult is the path to the swing?

TIME: The journey from Medeo to the swing takes about 3 hours one way. At first, the path runs along the asphalt road from the Medeo sports complex (about 20 minutes walk), then along the dirt road (about 30 minutes), then - a good path leads up the ridge. The route is accessible to all people with average physical fitness.
RELIEF: the path is well-trodden, although on the way down there may be steep sections with small stones, which can cause slipping. It is strongly recommended to have shoes with a protector and trekking poles.
PARTICIPANTS: the hike is easy, and is ok for beginners, but this does not mean that beginners will pass it easily, the first experience is always a difficult adventure.

How to prepare for your first trip to a mountain swing?

First of all, refer to the information block with a list of essentials for this hike.
If you have any questions, write to us on WhatsApp. If you have any diseases that require regular medication, you shall take the medications with you, and also warn the guide in advance about any medical contraindications (especially heart disease, pressure drops).
It is forbidden to take alcohol and drugs on the hike.
Before hiking in the mountains, have a enough sleep, have a good breakfast in the morning and take at least 1 liter of water.
The sun is more intense in the mountains, so take a Panama hat, sunscreen and glasses.
Always take a raincoat or waterproof wind jacket - the weather in the mountains is unpredictable!
Remember that you are solely responsible for your health - be careful!

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