Hiking to Kok Zhailau & mount Kumbel (3200m) 1day
Hiking to Kokzhailau mountain plateau and further ascent to mount Kumbel is one of the most popular weekend tours in the mountain area around Almaty. You will enjoy the stunning view of surrounding snow peaks and alpine meadows of Maloalmatinskiy gorge and dive into pristine beauty of Alatau mountains. You can take fantastic pictures of Almaty and Ili river valley from "Three Brothers" rocks and Kumbel peak.
Region: Tien-Shan, Trans-Ili Alatau
Type of activity: Hiking
Fitness level: good physically fit
Group size: minimum 1 person
Duration: 1 day
Season: all year round (please beware of an avalanche hazard in winter/spring)
Having an insurance certificate is a condition of booking a tour!
Itinerary: Almaty – Prosveshenets area(1600m) – Kok Zhailau plateau (2250m) – “Three brothers” rocks (2850m) – Mount Kumbel (3200m) – Big Almaty valley – Almaty (we'll come back by the same route).
We recommend you to start the trip at around 7-8am. Meeting with your guide. Transfer to Prosveshchenets, a former sanatorium. This is a very beginning of the road that takes us to a plateau. We cross a small river named Batareika and go up to the ridge. Slowly we gain the altitude and then the road gets flatter. On the right hand side we can enjoy the panoramic view of Almaty city. In the south there are peaks of Tuyuksu mountain area, hanging over the mountains surrounding us, and Medeo sports complex and Shymbulak mountain resort at the very foot of it. Then we ascend to Kok-Zhailau and stop to take amazing pictures of the view revealed in the north - Big Almaty gorge. Traveling time ~1.5 – 2 hrs. Then we move towards"Three Brothers" rocks (2850m). Our route crosses through the plateau in the south direction and then follows a comfortable road in a not so big gorge and then we go along the ridge and get to the rocks. Traveling time ~ 1.5 hrs. You can take pictures of the city and its surroundings. The rest of our route lies along the ridge up to Kumbel mount (3200m). Descent along the same path (traveling time 3-4 hrs).
Cost in $ per person:
1 pax 286$
2 pax 156$
3 pax 113$
4 pax 91$
The cost includes:
Transfer Almaty – Prosveshenets area – Almaty
Trekking guide service
The price does not include:
Services not listed in the program
Telescopic trekking poles
Insulated travel flask or water bottle
Sunscreen with high SPF
Personal hygiene facilities
Personal First Aid Kit
Clothing and footwear (summer time):
Waterproof light jacket
Polartec Jacket 200
Sunhat or cap
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any advice!
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.