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Ile-alatau National Park

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Ile-Alatau National Park is a beautiful national park located in the Trans-Ile Alatau mountains south of Almaty. The park was created in 1966 and is home to approximately 300 species of wildlife, including the snow leopard.

There are lots of hiking trails in the National Park that will bring you through woodlands and alpine meadows towards beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, and lakes.

The park is the perfect place to do some beautiful one-day hikes and treks if you want to get out of the city for a while.

The world’s largest outdoor ice-skating rank Medeu and Central Asia’s top skiing resort Chymbulak are located on the edge of the Ile-Alatau National Park in the Malaya Almatinka Valley. Both are open from November to March and are very popular places for the local winter sports lovers.

If you’re planning a multiple-day hike, you’re allowed to camp in the National Park. Bring warm clothes, proper trekking, and camping gear and don’t leave any traces - take your trash with you!!

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