Day walking tour to the Station Т1 and the cirque of the Tuyuksu glacier

Trip to the eternal winter


all year round



Tour description

The mountains of Zailiysky Ala Tau amaze travelers with the variety of landscape, plant and animal life. In one day of the tour we will pass from hot summer into snow winter: we will pass through the woods the Schrenk’s spruces and birchwoods, to the height of 3000 meters above sea level to cliffs and glaciers. A particular interest of the tour is provided by the acquaintance to scientists of the glaciological station “T-1” who investigate and observe a glacier during the whole year. The T-1 station was founded in the late fifties of the XX century.


  • Visiting the Tuyuksu mountaineering camp and Mynzhilki meteorological station
  • Scenic mountain area of Tuyuksu and view of circus of a glacier
  • Visiting the historical meteorological station “T-1”

Tour schedule


Day 1


8:00—09:00 transfer Almaty – Мedeo

09:00—09:30  Rising to Shymbulak

09:30—12:00 Rising to the Mynzhilki dam

12:00—13:00 picnic-lunch

13:00—14:00 Rising to the Station Т1 and bottom of the Tuyuk-Su glacier

15:00—18:30 descending and return to Almaty

What's included

Transport: offroader 3-5 seats – Toyota FJ, Hyundai Starex

English speaking guide

Meal: drinks and snacks on the way, picnic-lunch

Photo shooting to be reserved and paid additionally