Route: Almaty – Shymbulak ski resort (2400m) – Tuyuk-Su tract (2600m) – Alpingrad (3450m) – Manshuk Mametova glacier (3550m) – Tuyuk-Su tract (2600m) – Shymbulak ski resort (2400m) – Almaty
- Hours per day: 5-6 hours
- Difference of heights: 2400m – 3550m
- Category of difficulty: ٭ easy in the summer, ٭٭ in the winter – walking route is not really difficult, good paths
Having driven to “Tuyuk-Su Gates” we begin to walk up by the earth road up The Malaya Almatinka river. On the left you may observe the huge 600-metres rocky walls offering several climb routes of high level difficulty. After 50-minutes’ walk the road comes to its final point at the height of 3000 meters, at Manzhilky where the republican weather station is located.
At this point the road changes into well-trodden walking path leading up to the Alpingrad across the grasslands.
The Alpingrad is a wide flat glade at the height of 3450m. From this point there is a magnificent view of the Tuyuk-Su glacier with the surrounding snow covered mountain peaks.
The walk from weather station to Alpingrad takes 45 minutes.
The further route lies along the broad hollow under the peak of Amangeldy, and leads to the final moraine of the Manshuk Mametova glacier.
The ascent to the moraine isn’t long and takes 15-20 minutes. This place (3550m) is the final point of our route.
The moraine ridge runs between the 700-meters high vertical walls of the Pioneer, Uchitel peaks and Manshuk Mametova glacier.
The glacier originates on the slopes of the Manshuk Mametova peak and slides down in a quaint form of a fantastical waterfall.
The climb routes up the rocky walls of the surrounding peaks are popular with the climbers of high qualification.
Here you come across the starting point of one of the most difficult climb routes in the mountains of Zailisky Alatau.
The descent to the Tuyuk-Su gate is performed by the same track and takes 2 hours. From this point, the tourists are taken to the city by car.
Price of the TOUR: 160 USD for a group of 1-3 persons.
- – transport from Almaty to Tuyuk-Su and back
- – mountain guide services
Price does not include:
- – snacks/lunch and drinks for a hike
- – rent of personal clothes, boots etc.
If you have any questions, please contact us via booking form.