Shymbulak Backcountry Yurt Lodge

You will feel the spiritual power of ancient nomads when find yourself in traditional Kazakh yurt, surrounded by huge impressive glaciers. You will be besotted by their fresh breath and charmed by stern sharpen character of pointed rocky peaks. It’s a good chance to test yourself at high altitudes and leave your trace on the wild untouched powder slopes of Tien-Shan mountains.
  • Available: April-June
  • Best period: May
  • Tour Duration: from 3 days
  • Tour Complexity: Moderate
  • Height Difference: daily altitude gain 500-1500 m
  • Starting Point: Almaty
  • Private Tour

Private tour price depends on the number of people in the group. The price (per person) indicated below is for a group of 2 persons.

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from 3 days


Shymbulak Backcountry Yurt Lodge

Important Information and Recommendations:

    Age Restriction: 18+
    Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (traditional local cuisine includes mostly lamb or beef, dough, dairy products).
    Required Equipment: avalanche equipment (air bag system, shovel, probe, transceiver), helmet, goggles with a spare lens for bright sunlight and cloudy weather, backpack with volume 25-35 liters with ski/snowboard fixation, proper ski-touring/snowboard boots, skis with ski-touring bindings/splitboard, climbing skins, poles, ski crampons.
    For the tour You will need comfortable functional clothing for riding and ski-touring (base layer - thermal underwear, gore-tex jacket and pants, additional layers of clothing for insulation, downy sweater or vest, socks), extra set of warm clothes, extra pair of shoes (sneakers or lightweight trekking shoes), sleeping bag with a temperature zero – minus 5 degerees in comfort zone, gloves, mittens, hat, cap, neck gaiter, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel and flip-flops for visiting SPA-center, personal AID kit, termos for the hot tea, water tank, head torch, personal hygiene stuf Snacks (protein and muesli bars, energy gels, ISOtonic or other special mount nutrition).
    Route of intermediate complexity, for fit skiers and snowboarders with confident level of riding on wild terrain
    It is necessary to have a set of avalanche equipment!
    Please note that in order to participate in this programme, you must take out an appropriate insurance policy (for extreme sports)!

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