Talgar Pass Backcountry

Pricefrom € 170

Tour Description

Three full days of backcountry with accommodation on the Talgar Pass (3163 meters). Easy access, interesting lines, glaciers and peaks — all this awaits you in the Talgar Pass Backcountry program.

Every day you will have a backcountry at one of the peaks (Chkalovka, Shkolnik, Edelweiss, Abay, Fizkulturnic) or the Til, Ayak and Bagdanovich glaciers.

On the Talgar pass located the upper station of the gondola road of the Shymbulak ski resort. We will use the gondola lift to get the pass quickly and easily.

Accommodation is possible in a mountain hut or in a Kazakh ethnic yurt located on the pass.

At your request, the program can be extended for 1-3 days.

Best season:
March, April.

€400 per person for a group of 1
€300 per person for a group of 2
€220 per person for a group of 3
€190 per person for a group of 4
€170 per person for a group of 5

The price of the program includes a gondola lift from Medeo station and a ski pass at the first day.
Meals: breakfast included; Lunch and dinner (not included) in the cafes and restaurants of Shymbulak resort.

Required equipment:
Skis with ski-touring bindings or splitboard
Ski/snowboard boots(for skiers with system of switching to walking mode)
Avalanche equipment(shovel, probe and transceiver)
Backpack of volume at least 40+ liters with ski/snowboard fixation
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Head torch
Thermos with tea, water tank or camelback
Head torch
Extra set of warm clothes for a night in the mountains
Extra pair of shoes(sneakers or lightweight trekking shoes)
Warm sleeping bag
Camping mat
Snacks(bars, muesli, special mount nutrition)

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Transport during the trip

Tour Program


Day 1

Meeting at Medeo. Ascent on the gondola road to the Talgar Pass. Backcountry to the Shkolnik peak or Til Glacier. After the descent, freeride with guide at the Shymbulak ski resort.


Day 2

Freeride from the Chkalovka, Edelweiss, Abay, Fizkulturnic peak and Bagdanovich glacier. The choice of spot depends on weather and snow conditions.


Day 3

Ski tour on one of the spots of the Talgar Pass. Descent to Medeo.

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Tour Overview

  • Pricefrom € 170
  • TypeBackcountry
  • LocationAlmaty
  • Departure CityAlmaty
  • Durations 3 days 2 nights
  • LanguagesEnglish, Russian

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