Price for 1 person: $900 / 1 person; $700 / 2 persons; $600 / 3 persons
Durations: 5 days, 4 nights
Season: July 15 – September 10
Area: Nothern Tien Shan mountains, National park Ile-Alatau
Accommodation in tents
Route: Almaty – Turgen vallay (Batan village) – 4 Sphagnum lakes – Mountain Institute glacier – Saint Mary peak – Mountain Institute glacier – French pass – Temirtas river – Ojkaragay plateau – Kayrak waterfall – Turgen valley – Almaty
Alpinism level – PD
The St. Mary’s peak is located in the upper reaches of Turgen valley, and is its highest point, and even the most beautiful top of these places. A large part of the climbing is the ice and snow, where there are cracks. The main place of route is a steep slope to the pass, breaking bergshrund. The last part is a long hiking to the gentle snow ridge to the summit. The path is very exciting with stunning views of the mountains of the Northern Tien Shan. The approach to the top, as well as the descent, pass through the picturesque scenery of the valley of the river Turgen.
Day 1. Transfer to the Turgen valley (2 h). Trekking. Batan village – river Kayrak – meadow of the forest.
Distance: 11,5 km; 6 hrs. The difference in height: +800 m (1.700-2.500 m).
Day 2. Old shepherd camp – 4 Sphagnum lakes – blue river spill – moraine of the glacier Mountain Institute.
Distance: 13 km; 7-8 hrs. The difference in height: +1070 m (2.500-3.570 m).
Day 3. Climbing on the Saint Mary peak. Descent to the camp.
Distance: 10 km; 6-7 hrs. The difference in height: +850 m / -850 m (3.570-4.407-3.570 m).
Day 4. French pass – moraine lake – Temirtas gorge.
Distance: 13,5 km; 8 hrs. The difference in height: +500 m / -1235 m (3.570-3.500-4.000-2.835 m).
DAY 5. Ojkaragay meadow – Kayrak gorge – Kayraksky waterfall – Turgen valley – Batan village. Transfer to Almaty (2 h).
Distance: 15,5 km; 6 hrs. The difference in height: +65 m / -1,200 m.
- Transport service (city – mountains – city)
- Guide service
- Rent tent 2-3 places
- Ticket in National Park
- Rent of satellite phone ($3 for 1 minute)
*If you have some preferences in food write me previously.
- Rent of mats and sleeping bag – $20 / person
- Rent mountaineering equipment (except for crampons) – $100 / person
- Porter – $150 / 1 day. The guide carries only group equipment (tents, kitchen equipment, primus and gas).
- Ice screws
- Cooking equipment
- Carabiners (2)
- Figure 8
Every person need to take:
- backpack (80-90 L)
- sleeping bag (comfort 0…-5оС)
- camping mat
- trekking sticks
- bottle for water
- mountaineering shoes
- reserve light shoes
- winter clothes (jacket, gloves, hat)
- thermal wear
- thermal pants
- warm pants
- fleece jacket
- windstopper coat
- raincoat and cape on a backpack
- clothes for change
- water bottle
- individual cosmetics
- personal dishes (cup, plate, spoon)
Personal medicine box:
- individual medications
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