Winter Holidays in Almaty (7 days)

Winter Holidays in Almaty (7 days)

August 10, 2016
All Tours | Classic Tours | Other Activities | A wonderful opportunity to see the southern capital of Kazakhstan and have a rest at Shymbulak ski resort, well known far beyond the country due to unique combination of mild climate, majestic mountains and modern sports facilities...

Route: Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Season: December - March






Day 1. Almaty, Arrival

Arrival to Almaty, the Southern capital of Kazakhstan. Meeting and greeting at Almaty International airport. Transfer to Medeo gorge. Departure to Shymbulak Ski Resort by cable car. Accommodation in Shymbulak hotel. 
Shymbulak Ski Resort located in the picturesque valley of the Ile-Alatau at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level and considered to be the one of the best ski bases in CIS. The resort is famous for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days, steady snow and the magnificent surrounding views. The season at Shymbulak runs from November to April, snow provided. The resort maintains a variety of routes, including the gentle and soft slopes for beginners and long runs for advanced skiers, FIS-slopes for downhill skiing, wild valleys, pristine snow and the Half-pipe for snowboarders, extreme bends for the pros, a special track for mogul. Each year the new routes appear at Shymbulak. Ski slopes of Shymbulak are certified by International Ski Federation (FIS). Chimbulak downhill and giant slalom tracks are listed among the top ten toughest trails in the world.

Days 2-4. Almaty, Shymbulak

Recreation at Shymbulak Ski Resort 
Shymbulak has its own special atmosphere. Here you can see the skiers who like ironed track as well as the snowboarders who prefer extreme downhills with breathtaking jumps and turns. On sunny days Shymbulak gathers together thousands of visitors. On chairlifts you can reach Talgar Pass (3163 meters above sea level). Only professional skiers climb here since the descent from the pass is too steep. Also alpinists start their climbing from this point. Only the stars are higher…

Resort characteristics: 
• Plateau Length – 3800 meters, Width – from 100 to 600 meters  
• Ski Zone – 2260-3163 meters, Difference in Height – 943 meters  
• Average Slope – 12-28 degrees, Maximum Slope – 45 degrees 

Services for tourists: cableway, transportation services, hotel, ski school, rental and repair of ski equipment, sport goods store, restaurants, bars, children playground, entertainment and competitions for children.

Day 5. Almaty

Breakfast and check-out from the hotel before 12:00 noon.
Almaty City Tour (3 hours):  
The tour starts with sightseeing in the central part of Almaty. You will know more about history and development of the southern capital of Kazakhstan and see its major attractions: Central State Museum, Palace of President, Republic Square and Monument of Independence, Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre, Astana Square, Almaty Railway Station, Central Mosque, Green Bazaar, Panfilov Park, Abai Square and Palace of Republic. Then you will explore the sport, cultural and business areas of the city (Sport Palace, Central Stadium, Kazakh Circus, Wedding Palace, Auezov Drama Theatre, Almaty Towers, Nurlytau Business Center, Financial Center). During the tour you also will also visit one of the oldest Almaty park – Panfilov Park, where you will see one of the unique wooden building in the world – Zenkov Cathedral and also visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country.  
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6. Almaty

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Almaty. 
During this day you can visit shopping malls and trade centers of the city, for example, Zangar, MEGA Almaty, Esentai Mall.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7. Almaty

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out before 12:00 noon. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Tour Price 20.11-30.12.2016, 15.02-31.03.2017: 345 USD Per Person, provided 2 persons traveling together  

Tour Price 02-09.01.2017: 390 USD Per Person, provided 2 persons traveling together  

Group discounts available

Please note, that accommodation at Shymbulak hotel is not available from January, 10 till February 14, 2017 due to Winter Unirvesiade


1. Double accommodation at Shymbulak hotel (breakfast included) 
2. Double accommodation at the city hotel of tourist class (breakfast included) 
3. Transfers to/from airport 
4. Sightseeing tour according to the program in Day 5 with English-speaking guide 
5. All environmental and admission fees/tickets during the tour 
6. Tickets to Medeo-Shymbulak-Medeo cableway  


1. Meals not indicated in the program and/or not included into the tour price    
2. Ski equipment rental fee and cable car/chairlift tickets at Shimbulak Ski Resort 
3. Visa support and registration on the territory of Kazakhstan, if required   
4. Surcharge for hotel early check-in and/or late check-out  
5. Single accommodation supplement (214/257 USD)     
6. Personal expenses and other expenses not indicated in the program

    Almaty events calendar 2017


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    Contacts in Almaty

    113 Baitursynov Street, Astana InterHotel, 2nd Floor, Almaty 050022  +7 (727) 3-131-867
    +7 (727) 2-900-777
             info @
             Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00

    Contacts in Astana

    12/1 Kunaev Street, Business-Center "On the Water-Green Boulevard", office 0512, 7th Floor, Astana 010000  +7 (7172) 729-429
             astana @
             Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00





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