Trekking Small round trip – one of the most interesting and popular routes. In addition to the walk along the mountain paths, it contains elements of climbing, which will give an opportunity to be acquainted with the mountain peaks of Zailiisky Alatau and to plunge into the unique world of natural colors.
This route has several features; it allows you to enjoy a magnificent panorama of all the peaks located in the circus of Tuyuk-Su glacier, as well as to see the peaks located in the Big Almaty gorge. In addition, from some points will be seen the city of Almaty, especially beautiful this view at night.
Today is the first day of our journey. We read it from the ski resort of Shymbulak (N-2200, 25 km from the city), where we go in the morning from the hotel.
Further, our path lies on the road up to the fee Mynzhilki. On the way, we will have the asphalt, the steep climbs. On the way, we meet the memorial to fallen climbers. This unique monument contained the names of those who died in the mountains. Here we will stop and honor their memory…
Upon reaching the Mynzhilki fee, located at an altitude of 3000, we feel a strong wind, but it is not a hindrance to continue the path to the lake Gorelnik. As you move, you will see three glacial lakes with a pronounced blue color. Here we stop, cook dinner and sleep in tents.
Today in the program climbing to the top of Kumbel (h-3230). This peak is easily visible from almost any point in the city of Almaty. Moreover, it is part of the ridge of the same name. In the warm season, climbing to the top is not very difficult. However, the opening panorama is well travel. Magnificent views and green grass will plunge you literally into another world where there is no turmoil and problems.
After resting, begins the descent to the plateau Kok-Zhaylyau. This tract is located on the territory of Ile-Alatau state national natural Park. It is very popular among the residents of the city, where they go on Sunday walks, as well as among athletes, allowing to arrange a training race. Here we stop for the second night and admire the evening view of the city of Almaty.
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Today is the final day of our trekking. We keep the way to one of the closest places from the city and at the same time not deprived of beauty — the Big Almaty gorge. Stop for a rest at the lake, which formed in the course of activities of an ancient glacier and admire the stunning views. We relax after the hike. Then we get in the car and go back to the city, leaving in memory of the days spent in the mountains.