Almaty: Mountain Skating rink Medeu + Ski resort Shymbulak

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Let's visit the highest outdoor ice complex in the World. Let's climb the Medeu high-mountain dam along the ladder of health. Let's look at the snow and stone peaks at the Shymbulak ski resort


  • Ice skating in winter, Trekking to a mountain dam, Free time on location
  • Tickets to all locations, cable car, skate rental are included in the price
  • Mountain guide with foreign language skills, detailed information on locations


Through the central streets of Almaty we will head to the highest mountain skating rink in the world, Medeu. Just 20 minutes from the city we will enter the territory of the Ile-Alatau National Park. This is a gorgeous nature reserve right around Almaty. Here you will understand why Almaty is considered one of the best cities in the world for mountain tourism. Our exciting excursion will begin with a visit to the Medeu mountain tract and the ice complex itself. You will receive interesting information about the history of the skating rink, you will learn why the skating rink is a unique sports facility and is the most famous and popular ice skating rink in the world. Until now, the Medeu skating rink holds a high bar and is the absolute world record holder in speed skating. In winter, we will visit the skating rink itself and skate on high-quality mountain ice, where even professional athletes skate. After this, we will carry out a mini trekking along the Medeu health stairs, which leads to the mountain dam. Our mountain fitness of 842 steps will be accompanied by interesting facts about the history of the unique structure. If you are tired and do not want to walk, we will offer you a mountain taxi. After the excursion to the dam, we will go down and take a gondola ride to the Shymbulak ski resort. Arriving at Shymbulak, you will definitely be impressed by the mountain landscapes. You will also find out information why Shymbulak was included in the Guinness Book of Records. If the highest mountain cable car operates, we will head to the highest point of the resort to the Talgar Pass. The height is 3200 meters above sea level. Here we will relax and take a lot of gorgeous photos, videos, selfies against the backdrop of the Tien Shan mountain peaks. Finding yourself at the height of glaciers is something that doesn’t happen every day. After a lot of emotions, we will begin our descent into the city.


Full transfer Mountain guide Entrance tickets to all locations Skate rental and ice skating (in winter) Trekking or mountain taxi Gondola tickets Bottle of water

Important Information

  • Visiting Almaty sights in the mountains. It is advisable to have comfortable clothes, preferably sports, according to the season

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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