The Big Almaty Peak is an integral part of Almaty horizon. A regular pyramid having height of 3681 meters above sea level seems very high and difficult, but this is misleading. Climbing to the top of the peak does not require special mountaineering skills...
Route: Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Best period: June-November
Complexity of the route: For experienced climbers
Duration: about 5 hours (round trip)
Height difference: 3000-3700 m.nm
Big Almaty Peak is clearly visible from almost anywhere in the city of Almaty. The top is shaped like a rock pyramid. At the foot of the peak the Big Almaty Lake is located, as well as scientific premises for astronomical and space researches. The Big Almaty Peak is not the highest and the most difficult peak of Trans-Ili Alatau and is reachable by any physically healthy well-trained person who has ever been in the mountains. The most accessible route lies along the southern ridge. In the lower part there is a good path on the talus slope, in the upper - a pass through the rocks and huge boulders. From the top of the peak a magnificent panorama of the city, the lake and the peaks of the Northern Tien Shan opens.
In winter the Big Almaty Peak is also accessible as the route runs along the southern crest of the ridge, where there is little snow in winter time. To the start of the trekking route, which begins at the Dzhusaly Kesen pass, you will be delivered by the car. Passing the Space Station premises you will go by the good trail to the pass, which separates the and Medium Almaty peaks. Then immediately steep climb to the peak begins, which leads to the cliffs rising above in height.
Important to know before booking this tour: good physical preparation and experience of walking on the rocky steep terrain with taluses are required. Also manifestation of altitude sickness can happen (general malaise, nausea, headache, weakness). Only for experienced climbers.
290 USD for one person
300 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together
480 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together
For group requests extra discounts are available!
* Tour price includes hotel pick-up/drop-off, English-speaking guide service, lunch (picnic) and environmental fees.
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.