Turgen around-the-world

Summer only!
2 days circuit trekking through vast zhailaus of the Turgen’ area where you can wander for weeks without meeting a single soul. During a season this wild area is densely populated by huge herds of horses and sheeps as well as by shepherds’ yourts.

Route: Batan village (2 hrs ride from Almaty) – Kayraksky waterfall – Donjaylau – Small Turgen – Batan.

Possible accomodation in yourts (not included and depends on season and availability).

Fee: $400 (group of 1-2 people) +$100 for each plus one. Be ready to carry a proportionate part of a load (porter services are available). 

What’s included

Season: May – Oct.

Profile of the full route

Distance: 29 km
Elevation gain/loss: 1400m
Difficulty: medium