4.250 m
1.882 m
178,75 km

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próximo a Ozërnyy, Almaty Oblysy (Kazakhstan)

9-day mountain trip in northern Kazakhstan.

Equipment required (minimum):
- standard hiking kit (good camping tents, air sleeping pads, ~ -5 C sleeping bags);
- warm clothes (down jacket, fleece, good thick softshell pants);
- ice axe;
- individual ropes (10-15 m paracord);
- crampons;
- sunglasses; and
- altitude sickness medicine.

It's better to buy tickets to the National park in advance (otherwise you'll have to pay the 'fines'). A permit to enter the border zone can be obtained in the Observatory near (~2 km) the Big Almaty Lake.

Basic glacier walking and advanced river crossing skills are required.

8 comentários

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    Birbal 8/abr/2018


    Very intersting route and I would like to do the same this summer. I have a question...How did you got from the finish point to Almaty? Have you used a car or there is any public transport? Thank you!

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    nurderwind 8/abr/2018

    the finish point is somewhat tricky, because technically you finish at a different national reserve from where you were entering. there's a forestry at the 'exit point' (the mudflow prevention dam on the outskirts of the lake Issyk) - and the gamekeeper is well-known to be strict enough to fine the ticketless tourists. we were fined, but maybe we were also somewhat lucky, because the fellow arranged a free vehicle for us down into the village Esyk (which saved us some time and effort). once there, it is easy to find a taxi to Almaty, but just in case a bus route also exists. the prices are pleasantly cheap (it was 4000 tenge for the taxi to the best of my memory).

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    Birbal 9/abr/2018

    Thank you very much for the information, very useful! How bad were the river crossing? Was it deep and strong current? Do you have to use ropes to cross? I'm planing to go roughly the same time of the year (end of July)

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    nurderwind 9/abr/2018

    River crossings were a pain. General advice is to cross in the early morning. Ropes are definitely needed. We had most trouble with crossing Yugo-Vostochnyi Tangar (South-East Talgar) - here
    We approached it at 17:00 and didn't manage to tackle it before morning: the stream was enormous + many rapids + depth over 1m in the middle.

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    Birbal 9/abr/2018

    Thank you very much! Yes, the link helps a lot...great pictures! Thank you once again for all the details.

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    Birbal 13/mai/2018

    One more question if you can help me with. How do you get the permits in Almaty and how long does it takes to obtain one?

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    nurderwind 13/mai/2018

    Hi again
    for the border guard control permit we had to go up here, apart for the walking time on the place it was very quick (just need to have the list of tourists, passports, and the expected route): https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B002'27.3%22N+76%C2%B056'39.9%22E/
    Ile-Alatau national park is entrance-free.
    Almaty reserve - I read that entrance admissions are given in the town of Talgar (address: 041600 Talgar, Akku district, tel. 8 (727) 74-3-02-41, e-mail: zapoved.68_68@mail.ru), but we didn't bother going there, and nobody answered our emails as well.

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