Cosmo-station bundle (two days, two ascents)

Includes Big Almaty Lake.

Ascent category 1A (easy). Perfect for mountaineers familiar with the altitude. May-Oct.

Day 1. Car drops the group to the start point (1h). Hike through Prokhodnoe gorge to the cosmostation (Zhusaly Kezen’ Pass).

Short lunch stop at the Pass and accomodation in the guesthouse.
Easy hike to the Big Almaty peak (optional) – the perfect triangle-shaped mountain visible from each corner of the city. It dominates the skyline with the height of 3682 meters and serves as solid vantage point covering whole the area north to Zailisky Alatau.

Night in the guesthouse (spartan style shelter, outhouse, don’t expect much, yet beautiful sunset included).

Day 2. Ascent to Tourist peak (3954masl). We just gotta climb these 600 (elevation gain) meters to get to the summit and enjoy the view. Then it’s all downhill through Big Almaty gorge and the rest of the day back to a pickup car (1h to the city).

IMPORTANT!!! The area is interstate borderline so bring your valid IDs (subject to examination by border patrol).

Fee: $320 (1 person), $450 (2 people) + $100 for each plus one.

What’s included +snow gaiters, microspikes.

Profile of the route (Tourist)

Transport to the drop point and back to city: 2 hours.
Difficulty: medium/hard