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Kim-Asar Gorge Hiking Tour (1 day)

November 1, 2019

Trekking & Hiking | Kim-Asar gorge is very popular among Almaty townspeople. The main reason is that it can be easily reached by bus or by car, and not steep slopes allow to pass it by even unprepared tourists. In addition, the route is available for walks at any time of the year.
Tour Route: Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Season: January-December
Best Period: June-November
Route Complexity: Moderate Trekking
Trekking Duration: 2-8 Hours
Height Difference: 1700-3000 m a.s.l.

Kim-Asar gorge is more known to Almaty townspeople as «Commissar» gorge. One of the theories of such name it is translation from the Kazakh language the word «kimasar» - "who will pass." It is quite possible, that in the years after the October revolution, in the days of intense work and promotion of Lenin’s ideas, Red commissars, led by Furmanov, loved to relax here with vodka and caviar. No wonder that the most tourist popular peak in the gorge, with the height of 2850 m has the name of a politician - Furmanov. It is noteworthy that this area allows to organize a large number of circular trekking for tourists with different levels of training.

The most accessible trekking provides the opportunity to stroll among the beautiful hardwood trees and calmly watch the wildlife. For more advanced tourists there is an option of trekking with the end at Shymbulak ski resort, during which you can enjoy a hike on the trails and see the most beautiful mountain flower - Edelweiss. 

Private Tour Rates:   

140 USD for one person     
152 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together    
195 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together


1. Hotel pick-up/drop-off
2. Professional guide service
3. All admission and environmental fees
4. Lunch (picnic) at nature 

Tour reservation and payment should be done at least 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash in local currency, wire transfer, bank card. 
50% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour.
Recommendations for Clothing: 
For comfortable trekking you need clothing that will not restrict movement - pants and jacket. The shoes should be without high heels: tourist trekking boots or similar, with a good sole and high lacing or sneakers. It is also desirable to bring warm clothes, warmer than you normally wear; during the cold season - a hat and gloves. Water container, or thermos with hot tea. Don't forget sunglasses!

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