Five day Trekking nearby Almaty
Unspoilt nature at two hours from Almaty
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.
You will carry part of the communal stuff (equipment, food) like everyone in the group, unless you hire a porter at additional expense.
A visa is not necessary for a visit of up to 30 days to Kazakhstan for most countries.
You can read more about highlights and practical advise on travelling in Kazakhstan here.
day distance: 90 kms
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.
Cross up to the plateau with 3 big lakes. Trekking time today 5-6 hours.
Overnight in tents at a height of 3,100m.
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.
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.
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).
The cost of this 5-day trekking in Kazakhstan nearby Almaty is €525 p.p. at from four people and more. At two-three people the price is €600 p.p. Prices are indications.
Included in the offer are:
– transfers Almaty – Turgen -Almaty on days 1 and 5, by car
– mountain guide(s) services (English language spoken)
– National park fees and permissions
– rent of bivouac equipment: living tents, portable gas kitchen gear, tableware etc.
– foodstuff for the period of trek
– safety in trek: emergency satellite connection, GPS monitoring with GPS spot
Not included in the offer are the international flight tickets and all services in Almaty. (We can offer when requested).
Finally we will withhold €15 per booking for the Dutch GGTO Travel Guarantee Fund.