You will visit:Medeo
Medeo is a high mountain sports complex located in the high mountain Medeo gorge at an altitude of 1691 meters above sea level. This is the world's largest alpine complex for winter sports with the largest area of an artificial ice field - 10.5 thousand m². The high mountains and the purest mountain water for pouring ice contribute to the achievement of high results in speed skating, for all the time there have been set over 200 world records at all distances among men and women. Alma-Ata skating rink was nicknamed “factory of records”. It is a state monument of urban planning and architecture of republican significance.
Shymbulak is a popular ski resort in Kazakhstan, near Almaty, located on the Zailiysky Alatau ridge a little higher than the famous high-mountain skating rink Medeo. The Shymbulak is located on the territory of the Ile-Alatau National Park at an altitude of 2200-2500 m.
Kok-Tobe is one of the symbols and the main attraction of Almaty. The park is located near the city on Kok-Tobe Mount (Green Hill) at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level. There is the famous Almaty television 372-meter tower - a symbol of the city and one of the highest buildings of the city on the slope of the Kok-Tobe mountain. There is an observation deck, a television tower, a stage, cafes and restaurants, attractions, souvenir shops, a contact zoo, a climbing wall, a zoo, an exotarium, an alley of lovers and a monument “The Beatles” bench” in the park.
Choosing this tour, you will experience an unforgettable journey to the Zailiyskiy Alatau mountains. During the tour you will visit high mountain skating rink Medeo, ski resort
Shymbulak and Kok-Tobe park which is located on a hill.
duration – 1day
when to visit – all year round;
Medeo is 15 km. far from Almaty;
transport – comfortable bus/car and cableway.
please, wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes;
take sunglasses, sunscreen.
transfer to Medeo and Kok-Tobe, cable car;
the stories and services of a guide;
services of a photographer.
The excursion route gives you a great opportunity to get acquainted with the beautiful mountains of the Zailiyskiy Alatau mountains surrounding the city of Almaty.
The first stop is waiting for you in the Medeo gorge. It is surrounded by magical mountain scenery. Medeo is the world’s largest high-altitude ice-skating rink, as well as the dam, which protects the city from the devastating mudslides formed on the tops of the Western Tien Shan.
Next tour route will take you to an altitude of 2,230 meters above sea level, which is a ski resort Shymbulak. It is considered as one of the best ski resorts in the CIS.
Then your mountain adventures continue in the immediate vicinity of the city – on the Kok-Tobe mountain. There is located the tallest television tower in the world, counting from the sea level. You can admire the magnificent panorama of the city from a special observation deck, take a stroll along the winding paths of the Kok-Tobe park, as well as visit the shop of national souvenirs.