Hiking in the Almarasan gorge

Popular place for hiking

Hiking in the mountains is the favorite entertainment of Almaty residents. Representatives of all ages and orccupations take walks in the mountains. One of the best gorges for such entertainment is Almarasan. Firstly, it is close to the city and you can even get there by public transport, and secondly, it is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes.

Many wonderful places

1780 meters above sea level - at this altitude the main part of the journey will take place. With our experienced guide, you will visit the most beautiful places of the gorge and enjoy the stunning panorama of wildlife. The Bear Falls, the Bolshaya Almatinka River, the River The Passing and Hot Sulfur Spring - the route is replete with interesting points and stops.

Stunning flora and fauna

In the gorge you will find the main representatives of the Ile-Alatau National Park’s flora and fauna. Birch forests, thickets of blue Tien Shan spruces and pines, an abundance of berries of barberry, wild rose, sea buckthorn and hawthorn. Going deeper up the slopes, you can find mushrooms or even meet wild animals - squirrels, mountain goats, gophers, foxes or eagles.
Tour includes:
  • Transfer from hotel or meet point
  • Guide services (including interpreter)
  • Walking sticks
  • Lunch (hot meal, sandwiches, hot tea)
  • Professional photography, shooting from a drone (short video) - optional

Equipment

  • Trekking boots
  • Thermo underwear

Tips

  • Bring at least 2 liters of water with you
  • Some snacks to eat
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