Butakovka is a picturesque mountain gorge in Kazakhstan, located in the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau in the Almaty. In the upper reaches of the gorge is Bukreev peak (3010 meters).
Altitude: 1700-2900 meters above sea level. At the bottom of the gorge, the Butakovka River flows, which is the right tributary of the Malaya Almatinka River. From the Kazakh language “Butakovka” is translated as a branch, from the word “butak”.
In the Butakovka gorge, 2 popular ski touring routes are available: to Nadezhda headland and to Bukreev peak.
Nadezhda headland skitour
Ascent: about 4 hours.
Altitude difference: 800 meters.
Route difficulty: easy.
Bukreev peak skitour
Ascent: about 6 hours.
Altitude difference: 1050 meters.
Route difficulty: medium.
December, January, February.
€130 per person for a group of 1
€75 per person for a group of 2
€60 per person for a group of 3
€50 per person for a group of 4
Skis with ski-touring bindings or splitboard/snowshoes
Ski/snowboard boots(for skiers with system of switching to walking mode)
Avalanche equipment(shovel, probe and transceiver)
Backpack of volume at least 30+ liters with ski/snowboard fixation
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Thermos with tea, water tank or camelback
Snacks(bars, muesli, special mount nutrition)
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Professional guide
- Transport during the trip
Transfer from Almaty to Butakovka Gorge. Skitouring. Descent down. Transfer back to the city.
- Pricefrom € 50
- Departure CityAlmaty
- Durations 6 hours
- LanguagesEnglish, Russian
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