Climbing Sovet Peak

Two day tour to Sovet Peak, 4317m along the southwestern ridge (1A)
Languages: English

More details about the Sovet peak tour

trekking tour in Almaty mountains, Kazakhstan
for experienced hikers only
Transportation: 20 km one way
Hike: 11 km one way
Heavy (10-12kg)
group eguipment is handed out to each participant
2 days
1 night in tents

Timeline of the tour to Sovet peak

Day 1
6:50 - 7:00
Day 1
6:50 - 7:00
Meeting point
Before the tour, we gather and hand out all group equipment among the participants. Location of meeting is usually First President's Park or at your hotel.
Big Almaty Lake
Having reached Big Almaty Lake by taxi, we will move forward along the road to the camp site. The journey will take about 4 hours. We will walk past the most beautiful lake "BAO", sparkling in the sun... If we take a lot of photographs, the journey will take longer))) We will have lunch at the spring above the lake.
15:00 – 15:30
15:00 – 15:30
Camping site
We set up camp near a river, just below the junction of the Ozernaya and Kyzyl Sai rivers. The forest area is left behind, so there will be no fire, but this will not prevent you from having warm and cozy dinner gatherings in anticipation of tomorrow's summit climb.
Day 2
04:00 – 05:00
Day 2
04:00 – 05:00
Have quick breakfast and get ready to hit the road! A difficult path to the top and an equally difficult descent awaits us! Departure from camp at 05:00
05:00 – 12:00
05:00 – 12:00
Climbing the Sovet Peak
The beginning of the path will not be difficult, there will be a path and green grass, but such terrain will quickly give way to scree and last until the very top. This type of terrain requires reliable shoes and trekking poles.
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
At the peak!
At the peak there will be magnificent views of the mountains of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan! The peak itself is covered by a glacier. The feeling is indescribable! At this moment, all fatigue disappears under the influence of adrenaline.
14:00 – 18:00
14:00 – 18:00
Descent from the top
The descent from the top is not easy! Be gentle, carefulle, with respect for your knees
18:00 – 21:00
18:00 – 21:00
Gathering the camp
Having a quick snack and a little rest, we pack up the camp, take out our flashlights and move towards the BAO dam, where a car will pick us up.
Back to the city
Around 9 p.m. we will approach the BAO dam and from there we will head towards the city. Already on the way, uploading photos from the climb to Instagram, we will still relive yesterday’s experience and eagerly share our impressions.

List of essentials for trekking to Sovet Peak?

  • Headlamp
  • Mug, spoon, bowl, knife, bottle (1-2 l)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Small towel
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Raincoat
  • Backpack (60 - 90 l) + raincover
  • Sleeping bag (comfort 0...-5°C)
  • Camping mat
  • Seat mats (optional)
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking boots/sneakers
  • Second pair of shoes (light sneakers or sandals)
  • Trekking shirt (1-2pcs)
  • Longsleeves
  • Fleece\Hoodie
  • Hardshell jacket (or down jacket)
  • Trekking trousers
  • Fleece pants
  • Underwear
  • Extra socks + warm socks
  • Sun hat and buff
  • Woolen beanie
  • Passport (border guard document check)
  • Some cash
❗ Leave some space in your backpack for group equipment and food
What is included in the price of a trip to Sovet peak?
Guide service
Basic first aid kit
Photo report
4 meals (lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
Tents (for 2-3 people)
Not included
Transportation ~ $110
Porter service
Travel insurance
Personal expenses
Sleeping bag, mat, backpack and other personal items necessary for a multi-day mountain hike can be rented by request

Price for Peak Sovetov trekking tour

does not include transportaion or other extra-expenses.
1 person
153 000 tenge
/ $157
2 persons
181 000 tenge
/ $190
90 500 tg/pp
3 persons
208 500 tenge
/ $255
69 500 tg/pp
over 4 people
calculated individually
Additional expences
transportation is required for this tour,
the price for 1 car starts from $110

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Where is the Sovet Peak located?

Sovetov Peak is a mountain peak on the northern spur of the Tien Shan ridge of the Trans-Ili Alatau , dominating the Bolshaya Almatinka River basin and the Big Almaty Lake . It has a regular pyramidal shape, located between Lokomotiv Peak and Sovetov Pass. Climbing the peak is assigned difficulty category 1B [1] . along the North-Western ridgeThe first ascent was made by climbers of the Kazakh Pedagogical Institute named after. Abai D. Tuganbaev, S. Semin, L. Ignatov under the leadership of V. Zimin in August 1938 [2] . The route passed along the northwestern ridge.From the top there are picturesque views of Abai Peak , Amangeldy Peak , Nursultan Peak , Talgar Peak and Ordzhonikidze Peak .Our route will follow a simpler route of difficulty category 1A along the southwestern ridge

What is the difficulty of climbing Sovet Peak?

This is a difficult hike, available for tourists with experience in mountain hiking. It is advisable that you already have ascents, or we can start with simpler routes to Furmanov, Bukreev, Shymbulak peks which are easier. The main danger on the route is rock slides; they require good mountain shoes and some skill to move along the slopes. Also, due to a sharp change in altitude, mountain sickness can occur.

Refund policy for trekking tours

1-2 day tours: If the cancellation is made at least 72 hours in advance, a full refund (100%) will be provided. If the cancellation is made less than 72 hours in advance, a 70% refund will be provided. If the cancellation is made less than 48 hours in advance, a 50% refund will be provided. No refund will be given for cancellations made on the day of the service.
Multiday tours: If the cancellation is made at least 15 calendar days in advance, a full refund (100%) will be provided. If the cancellation is made less than 15 calendar days in advance, the refund will be issued minus actual expenses incurred (such as advance payments for transfers, hotel reservations, food purchases, tickets, etc.), but not exceeding 70% of the tour price. If the cancellation is made less than 7 calendar days in advance, a 50% refund of the tour price will be provided.

Meals during trekking tour in Almaty mountains

Food prepared during a hike is different from food in the city. We usually bring grains to cook on gas stoves. Typically, in the morning we prepare porridge: oatmeal, grain porridge, rice porridge, and we add cookies and tea.
Lunch depends on where we are eating and how much free time we have. In trekking tours, lunch often takes place on the go, so we usually make sandwiches with bread, cheese, and sausage, along with tea and a piece of candy.
For dinner, we usually have enough time to cook, so we typically prepare a side dish of buckwheat or pasta along with sliced beef. Tea and sweets are always included. We only bring vegetables on two-day hikes because they are perishable.
If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please inform your guide, and we will make sure to consider them when planning the menu.

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