Five day Trekking nearby Almaty

Five day Trekking nearby Almaty

Unspoilt nature at two hours from Almaty

Trekking nearby Almaty

Highlights of this 5-day trek nearby Almaty:
– the pristine nature of the Northern Tien Shan Mountains
– excellent services during the trek and in the basecamp

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.

Day 1

day distance: 90 kms

Basecamp in the Turgen Valley

Transfer from your hotel in Almaty to the Turgen valley in the early morning (two hours).

Trek by the Turgen river up to the confluence with Kairak river (waterfall), wade the flow and camping on a left side of Turgen, 5 hours. Overnight in tents at a height of 2,300m.




Day 2

En Route

Cross up to the plateau with 3 big lakes, 5-6 hours.

Overnight in tents at a height of 3,100m.


Day 3

En Route

Trek up in a direction of Mountain Institute glacier, 5-6 hours. Overnight in tents at a moraine of a glacier, at a height of 3,350m.



Day 4

Highest point in the trek

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, 6-7 hours. Overnight in tents at a height of 3,200m.

Day 5

En Route


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 (Trekking Club safari-camping), 6-7 hours.

Transfer back to you hotel in Almaty (2 hours).


The cost of this program is €475 p.p. at from four people and more. At two-three people the price is €540 p.p.
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.



Almaty, Northern Tien Shan Mountains


June-September season


from €475 p.p. ex. services in Almaty


 5 days