EXPLORE TRAVEL INSPIRE ALMATY MOUNTAINS When arriving to Almaty, the first thing we see is not a modern metropolis, but a magnificent belt of mountains.
8 km far from Almaty city centreHow to get there: public and personal transportShymbulaq: 26, 2 km far from Almaty city centreHow to get there: public transport, cable car High peaks are visible from anywhere in the city and if you came to Almaty, you must definitely head to the mountains.
Even if you are a business tourist and have only a few free hours left, in any case try to set aside some time for outdoor activities.
Since the mountains are nearby the city, people usually forget about the difference in temperature: even if it is hot or warm in the city, then it is always cooler deep in the mountains.
So please be sure to take warm clothes with you.
You can reach the destination which is 3200 meters above the sea level so easy.
Just make sure to get dressed in warm clothes.
Behind the hill there is a hillock, behind a hillock there is a mountain.
And this way behind each mountain lays another higher mountain.
As if mountains appealing you to climb higher and higher.
And still important thing is to remember about safety.
The scale and beauty of the Almaty mountains are fascinating.
If you want to get around them, it will take pretty much time.
Now first things first.
The mountains of Almaty are very majestic and large, thus, you need a lot of time to visit at least the nearest gorges of Ile Alatau.
And there is even no talk about challenging climbs.
And there are also the wild Jongar Alatau, Kungei Alatau, Ketmen Range, and Chu-Ile Mountains.
Now I will show you Ile Alatau mountain range – it is within easy reach.
From bottom view, they seem like an impenetrable, harsh wall, but this is only at the first glance.
Almaty Mountains are very close to the city and hence, the roads are good, and the paths are trodden.
Friends, nowadays the mountain infrastructure is at the appropriate level.
For example, wherever you go, there are places of rest where you can enjoy a cup of tea or wonderful views of nature.
If you are planning to climb the mountains, then don’t worry about getting lost there, since there are such direction signs installed everywhere.
You need to go to the Small Almaty Gorge first to become closer to the mountains of Almaty.
In winter the mountains are available for skiing, snowboarding and sleigh lovers.
In the summer, when there are no ticks and snow, thousands of trekking lovers climb up the mountains.
“What do you put on so as not to freeze in the mountains?” “The main thing is waterproof pants.
” “I chose super-dry.
” “A beginner snowboarder needs pants in the first place, and probably boots.
You can rent the rest and see whether it fits well” “How often and how long have you benn skiing here?” “I ride once a week, and started skiing in the 1980's ” “So, you have been skiing for 40 years, right?” “Yes, already 40” “And how old are you?” “I’m over 70” “Oh my God, do you believe that? That's why we need to do sports! Ok, I will start skiing immediately!” “The most important thing is not to be afraid to start and learn how to fall correctly.
We get energy and good mood here in mountains” “For me mountains stand for altitude, fresh air and youth” “Hello!” Medeu.
Yes, this is the world's largest sports complex with an artificial ice rink.
It is located 18 km from the city of Almaty.
Located at 1691 meters above sea level.
Well, let's enjoy ice skating! Medeu – is the most high-altitude ice-rink in the world.
It is also the most favorite vacation spot among Almaty residents.
There is always crowded here.
And this is Shymbulaq! The atmosphere that prevails here in this ski resort is hard to describe in words.
Friends! The beauty of this place can’t be put into words! Look around how many guests from all over the world come and enjoy Shymbulaq! And I am travelling with you for that very feeling! Now I feel hungry.
If you want to eat, here you will find everything that you like, a kitchen for any taste: traditional and modern dishes.
Moreover, there is also the Big Almaty Gorge and Passing Gorge, each with its own attractions.
And each of them is near the city.
Want to climb the snow-capped peaks of the mountains? I will walk you there through birch groves and apple orchards.
No matter what season you come here, you can always enjoy outdoor recreation.
The city located at the foot of the mountains makes you fall in love once and forever.
Before I even leave here, I already miss these mountains.
What could be better than the feelings experienced here? There is even a hot spring at an altitude of 1827 meters! That's all for now.
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