Almaty: Medeu, Shymbulak, and Kok Tobe Guided Tour

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Discover the skating rink at Medeu, ride a cable car to Shymbaluk, and ascend to the top of Kok Tobe on a guided trip in Almaty. Unlock the secrets of the past at the Central Museum of Kazakhstan.


  • See the high-altitude speed skating rink at Medeu and climb the health staircase
  • Ride a cable car from Medeu and arrive at the renowned ski resort of Shymbaluk
  • Enjoy the scenery of the resort's winter wonderland and indulge in a tasty lunch
  • Discover the country's fascinating history at the Central Museum of Kazakhstan
  • Gaze down at the Almaty skyline from the viewing platform at the top of Kok Tobe


Come to the meeting point and then head to Medeu, a famous outdoor sports complex that is located at an elevation of 5,547 ft (1,691 meters) above sea level. Marvel at one of the world's highest mountain skating rinks, and take in the stunning view of the mountains that surround it. Following this, take the cable car to Shymbulak, a ski resort known for its slopes, hotels, and restaurants. Spend some time at the largest ski resort in Central Asia, located at an elevation of 7,414 ft (2,260 meters) above sea level. Head to a cafe to eat a delicious lunch, and then continue. Finish eating and travel to the Central Museum of Kazakhstan. Delve into the history of the nation with a display of artifacts, exhibits, and other interactive displays. Find out about the evolution of the country from ancient times until the present day. Next, go to Kok Tobe, a high mountain. Arrive at the top of this mountain on the funicular, and appreciate a panoramic view of the city's skyline and mountains. Enjoy some free time to visit the restaurants as well. Finally, return to the starting point to finish the tour.


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