MANSHUK MAMETOVA LAKE HIKING TOUR (1 DAY)

Formed due to melting of ancient glaciers, cold and lifeless Manshuk Mametova Lake is located on the way of mountaineering routes at an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level. Melt water accumulates in the bowl with depth of 30 meters and flows out of it as a small river.
Route: Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Season: January-December
Best Period: June - November
Route Complexity: Moderate Trekking
Trekking Duration: 8 Hours
H Difference: 2260-3600 m.a.s.l.
 
The lake named after the heroine of the World War II Manshuk Mametova located at an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level. Our route to it lies through Medeo and Shymbulak Gorges, bypassing the Mynzhylki Gorge and Alpingrad site, the traditional base place for mountaineers before climbing the nearby peaks.

 

This cold and lifeless lake was formed due to melting of ancient glaciers. Melt water accumulates in the bowl with depth of 30 meters and flows out of it as a small river. Interestingly, but the experts still can not understand where this river then disappears. There is a version, that water goes back into the glacier and is kept in a natural reservoir. Manshuk Mametova Lake is a headache for the Emergency Situations authorities for about 15 years. The fact is that the lake and the glacier keep a great danger. The glacier is melting rapidly, and if the lake would brake through, then an enormous mass of water, mud and stones will rush down the gorge. And if Mynzhylki dam, located below the lake, would not stop the stream, it will destroy the half of Almaty. That is why every summer experts carry out on a glacier preventative works to reduce the volume of water in the lake.

But the lake is not only of scholars and specialists interest. A lot of tourist and mountaineering routes pass through it. Ile-Alatau National Park located in this part of the mountains, as well as numerous sports facilities and mountain hotels, which are visited by thousands of townspeople. The lake on all sides surrounded by mountain peaks: Amangeldy (4000), Pioneer (4031), Teacher (4045), Panfilov Heroes (4120), Manshuk Mametova (4194 m), Mayakovsky (4208), Ordzhonikidze (4410) and others. After this indescribable beauty, muscle pain and fatigue becomes unimportant...

 

Private Tour Price:   

180 USD for one person     
210 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together    
265 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together 

Group Tour Price for July 24, 2019: 75 USD Per Person

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: For comfortable hiking you need clothing that will not restrict movement - pants and jacket. The shoes should be without high heels: tourist trekking boots or similar, with a good sole and high lacing or sneakers. It is also desirable to bring warm clothes, warmer than you normally wear; during the cold season - a hat and gloves. Water container, or thermos with hot tea. Don't forget sunglasses!
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Languages:
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German
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Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.