Hiking trip to the Bogdanovich glacier
Almaty hiking

 Almaty – ice rink Medeo - Shymbulak ski resort (2400m) - Talgar Pass (3200m)-Bogdanovich glacier (3600m) - Shymbulak - Almaty
 Season                                     June - September                                                                       
 Duration of the tour  1 day                                                                                             
 Average time of walking  5-6 hours                                                                                     
 Difference of heights  3200m-3600m                                                                             
 Walking grade      ٭  summer                                                                                         
 What to take with you  list of necessary gea/clothes for trekking                               

Drive up to the Medeo skating rink, where change to the cable car. Take a cable car up to the Shymbulak ski resort, and then on the Talgar Pass 3200m. Here begins the hiking part of the route. In the beginning we follow a good path in the zone of alpine meadows, then the trail passes to the lateral moraine of the glacier, smoothly rising along the moraine. Here the trail gradually disappears and we approach the foot of the glacier. Great views of the pyramids of Chkalov, Pioneer, Abay and Shkolnik peaks follow the hiker all the way up. Nice hanging glaciers Til and Ayak are clearly visible on the slopes of the Fizkulturnik summit. We hike further, by the open part of the glacier. The relief is very diverse: glacial ducts, grottoes and cracks.
A way back 
leads along the "closed" part of the glacier where its thickness hides under the moraine stones.


day hiking tour from Almaty hiking in Almaty trekking in Kazakhstan

Tour price:

1 - 3 persons in group: USD 180 for a group 

The price includes:

 - transport from Almaty to Medeo and back
 - cable car tickets
 - mountain guide's services

Price does not include: 

 - snacks/lunch and drinks for a hike
 - rent of personal clothes, shoes