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Kok-Zhailau

Relaxed walk to the cozy Kok-Zhailau plateau considered as one of the must-visit areas near Almaty. The place is ideal for chilling out in alpine environment in close proximity to the city. Route is OK for kids of 8+ yo. The place is overcrowded with public (especially on weekends) so it is safe to hang out there for a while.

Food and beverages: not served for this hiking, bring your own snacks.

Fee: $70 (group of 1-3 persons).

Possible extension (extra charge) to the Three brothers rocks (2860masl) and further to Kumbel peak (3230masl).

Alternative routes (longer, circuits) are also available.

Profile of the route

Distance: 8 km (roundtrip)
Duration (apprx): 4-6 hours
Elevation gain: 671 m
Difficulty: easy