ElevationAscent: 2,619' 798 m
Descent: -2,631' -802 m
High: 8,148' 2,484 m
Low: 5,577' 1,700 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 65% (33°)
“This route is a good introduction to the Zaili Alatau mountains.”— Oleg Litvinenko
Family Friendly Easy to go with children starting at 6-7 years old. This hiking route is near the Almaty.
From mid-April to early June, there are many ticks.
After parking, the trail will start out heading uphill. You'll take a ladder up to Medeo dam and at the middle of the track, the trail will continue to go uphill from there. There are two more difficult places where the steep grade will get your heartbeat up.
Overall trail surface: 80% ground, 20% stones and uphill.
Take 1.5 liters of water. You can refill using the fresh spring near the waterfall.
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