Almaty: Hiking to the High Mountain Pasture Kok Zhailau

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The most popular hiking in Almaty. We will ascend to 2200 meters above sea level. Let's enjoy the view of the city of Almaty and the peaks of the Tien Shan from the Kok Zhailau plateau

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  • Magnificent mountain hiking to a popular location in Almaty.
  • Full service: transfer to the start of hiking and back
  • Accompaniment by a certified mountain guide with knowledge of a foreign language


Our journey will begin from the city. From the city center we will head to the Ile-Alatau National Park. Already at the very beginning of our hiking you will understand why Almaty is among the TOP 10 best cities in the world for mountain tourism. Our walking part will be 4 km uphill towards the high-mountain pasture Kok Zhailau. This path is the most favorite route for all residents of Almaty. This hiking is also accessible to beginners, but you still need to have sufficient sports training. Our path will run through beautiful birch, pine, poplar and spruce groves. On one side there will be a panorama of the city, and on the other side an amazing view of the snowy and stone peaks of the Tien Shan Mountains. The first part of the hike is a bit difficult, with a steeper climb. The remaining 2/3 of the route is quite easy, with a gradual increase in altitude. Having reached our destination in 3-4 hours, you will be amazed by the beauty of the Ile-Alatau National Park. Here we will stop and have a good rest. In the warm season, we will also see the nearby Batteryka waterfall. You will have 1000 + 1 photos for your Instagram and TikTok. After a wonderful rest we will head down to the city.


Full transfer Hiking Mountain guide with knowledge of a foreign language Trekking poles Snacks Bottle of water and juice

Important Information

  • Easy hiking. Good physical shape is a must. Trekking shoes or sports shoes with good tread. Spare socks and T-shirt. Summer: cap and sunglasses. In winter: gloves and a warm hat. Clothes should be comfortable, warm, and appropriate for the season.

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