The key feature of Almaty is that the city is located near high mountains reaching 5000m above sea level. This location makes it possible to enjoy the beauty of the mountains without leaving the city. Thanks to this, in this tour you will have the opportunity to visit one of the landmarks of Almaty - Shymbulak High-Mountain Ski Resort, ride on a Cable Car, and enjoy the panorama of mountain peaks.
You will go up close to the clouds to Shymbulak Mountain Ski Resort, located in the picturesque gorge of Trans-Ili Alatau at an altitude of 2260 m above sea level. Further, the cable car will take you upper to Talgar pass (3200 m above the sea level), where a magnificent scenery of Trans-Ili Alatau mountain peaks opens.
Also, as part of the tour, you will have the opportunity:
to taste Kazakh national dishes and local wines;
to buy mountain honey and taste a horse milk at the Green Bazaar;
to get a lot of interesting information from the guide to know the city better.
Welcome to Almaty and have an exciting tour!
Tour area on the map
09:00 – 09:30 Hotel/meeting point pick-up
09:30 – 10:00 Ride to the Cable Car station
10:00 – 13:00 Сable car ride to Shymbulak ski resort with lifting to 3200m above the sea level and back, walking, photographing
Cascading discounts with a one-time booking of group tour for 2 and more people:
⭕ when booking for 2 people - 20% discount for the 2nd person; ⭕ when booking for 3 people - 30% discount for the 3rd person; ⭕ when booking for 4 people - 40% discount for the 4th person, etc.
✅ Hotel pick-up/drop-off
✅ Comfortable vehicle with driver
✅ English-speaking tour guide (guide is not a driver)
✅ Lunch in the restaurant of Kazakh national cuisine (vegetarian option is available)
✅ Bottled water
✅ Cable car and entry tickets
❌ Wine tasting is not included and paid separately (~$10/person) ❌ Special meals/drinks are paid separately
Number of people
5 - 8
PRICE per person
$425 - $680
⚠️ [If you are more people, contact us and we will make an individual calculation for you.]
WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE WITH YOU: warm clothes (hat, gloves, jacket) and warm shoes, headscarf for women for visiting the Cathedral.
• Not recommended for pregnant women; • Not recommended for travelers with high/low blood pressure; • Not recommended for travelers with a fear of heights;
GROUP TOUR SCHEDULE 2023
Small groups of 5-15 tourists
Perfect for couples and solo travelers
Enjoying the trip, having fun and meeting new people
Budget savings and more travel
GROUP TOUR BOOKING
[Here you can book your place on a group tour by yourself specifying the number of people and selecting an available tour date]
⚠️ [To accept online payment from your bank card, we use PayPal as a payment gateway, so you can securely pay with any international debit/credit card. No need to have or create a PayPal account.]
PRIVATE TOUR BOOKING
[Here you can submit a request to book a private tour. We will try to respond to you within 24 hours.]
Prepayment (10-30% deposit for the Private tours, 50% for the Group tours) (min. $50) of the tour cost is required to confirm your booking. The remaining amount must be paid at the start of the tour. We receive your payment and confirm your booking.
To accept online payments from bank cards, we use PayPal as a payment gateway, so you can securely pay with any international debit/credit card. No need to have or create a PayPal account.
Customer can change the details or cancel the booking no later than 7 days before the start of the tour with the possibility of a 70-90% refund of the tour cost. After this time, no refunds will be made.
FIXED-DATE GROUP TOURS
Customer can change the details or cancel the booking no later than (1 day - for day tours; 7 days - for multi-day tours) before the start of the tour with a full refund of the tour cost. After this time, no refunds will be made.
A minimum number of tourists and suitable weather are required. If these criteria are not met, the tour will be canceled 24 hours before the start and you will be offered a different date/tour or a full refund.
Any tour/booking can be canceled in case of force majeure with a full refund.