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The Kolsay lakes near Almaty in Kazakhstan: hidden gems in mountains

Kolsay Lakes National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Almaty region and in all Kazakhstan. It is found in the mountains, between the Kungei Alatau and the Trans-Ili Alatau ridges. The lakes are a natural pearl of the Northern Tien Shan. It happens that the three lakes are located one after another, […]

Sport activities in Almaty in all seasons: from city tours to extreme

Almaty is a multinational cultural city with a lot of museums, art exhibitions, concerts and festivals. But it is also the most sports city in Kazakhstan. Sport acitivities in Almaty are wide. All year round here, at the foot of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountain range, there are marathons, bike races, competitions among skyrunners, bikers, skiers, […]

Turgen Gorge: mountain sightseeing near Almaty

Let’s talk about a truly picturesque place located 80 km away from Almaty called Turgen Gorge, which amazing beauty attracts a huge number of tourists from around the world. The road leading to it is not too steep and has no hard climbs. However, you should still be careful in the winter as the road […]

Lake Issyk and the Turgen Gorge

Today we are heading east from Almaty to see and enjoy spectacular views and immerse into history. The journey one way takes just over an hour. This lake is a popular destination for a one-day get away with many tourists and city residents, and the Turgen Gorge is really good for a short hiking tour. […]

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