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Medeo skating rink - Chimbulak ski resort - Big Almaty Lake

Medeo Skating Rink

The ice rink Medeo, located at an altitude of 1691.2 meters above sea level, is known all over the world. It was erected in 1972. The ice surface occupies 10.5 thousand square meters, which allows to hold competitions in speed skating, hockey and figure skating. A gentle climate in the gorge, optimal level of solar radiation, low atmospheric pressure, weak wind and pure glacial water - all this provided high-altitude, the rink is very popular. More than 120 world records were established here by well-known athletes.

Chimbulak  Ski Resort

is a popular ski resort in Kazakhstan, near Almaty, located on the Zailiyskiy Alatown ridge much higher than the famous alpine skating rink "Medeo". Favorable natural conditions attract tourists, mountaineers, skiers to this area with an accessible terrain, allow to lay the ski runs with a difference of altitudes of 900-1000 m. In this connection, since 1954 the "Chimbulak" ski sport base started functioning here. The length of the route of the sport descent from the Talgar Pass is 3500 m, the giant slalom is 1500 m, the average width is 25 m, the slope is 11-29 °. Such parameters allow the athletes to develop maximum speed at all its length. You can go up to the highest point of Chimbulak by a modern cable car, which starts 800 meters from the Medeo ice rink.

Big Almaty Lake 

The Big Almaty Lake (Almaty) is a high-altitude reservoir located in the Zailiysky Alatau at 2511 meters above sea level, 15 km south of the center of Almaty.

Like the vast majority of Tien-Shan lakes, it arose as a result of earthquakes, and the water in the lake always remains cool - even in July the water temperature does not exceed +10 degrees.

The lake is a source of drinking water supply in Almaty city and the access of tourists to it is limited. Therefore, the excursion route leads above the Great Almaty Lake to a height of 3300 meters above sea level, where the bases for scientific astronomical and space research are located. Here, at the base of the Big Almaty peak, you can enjoy the enchanting panorama of the mountains and the Big Almaty Lake, surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks covered with Tien Shan fir, aspen and juniper.

 On the way back to the city, you will visit the falconry nursery, where you can see an exciting show (if you wish) with specially trained hunting predators, hunting with which is one of the most unique features of Kazakh life.

 

Prices:

Transport 150$ per tour 

Car type: Jeep 4WD (or minibus). Includes: english speaking driver

 

Not included:

Ecological charges 2,5$ per person

Cable car at Chimbulak: abt. 6,5$ per person

Meal (option) usually abt. 10-15$ per person

 

ITINERARY:

09:00 pick up and driving to Medeo

abt. 09:30 arrival (from the centre)

09:30-10:30 walking around, ascenting a dam

10:30-13:00 going up Chimbulak (by a cable car) at the height of 2300 m. above the sea level

13:00-14:00 lunch at "Medeo" (option)

14:15 driving to Big Almaty Lake

15:30 arrival (abt. 25 km)

15:30-17:00 walking around, rest

17:00 back to your hotel / apartments

 

 

 

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
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