Day 2 SYMBULAK SKI RESORT AND CITY TOUR OF ALMATY
07:00 Hrs – 10:30 Hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.
10:30 Hrs – 13:30 Hrs:Proceed on an excursion to the beautiful mountain resort of Shymbulak Ski resort including Gondola tickets to level 3 and services of our English speaking guide.
Shymbulak Ski Resort” is located in the beautiful ZailiyskiyAlatau mountain at 2260 m above sea level. It is 25 Km from the city centre of Almaty city and has an average temperature of +25C in the summer & -7C in the winter months. The average snowfall is around 1.5M. It is usually very sunny as the average number of sunny days a year can reach 90%. Ski season is normally begins in December and can run into April.
The ski slopes are served by Gondola cars from “Medeu” to the base of Shymbulak, 2260 m above sea level. This Gondola is the world’s third-longest Gondola with a length of 4.5 KM. The Gondola has 114 comfortable cabins for all guests of the resort and has the capacity of 2,000 people per hour. The Ski resort has six lifts that service the mountains. Two combination lifts ( Combi1 & Combi2) that have both quad-chairs and 8 passenger cabins, two quad-chair lifts. The lift system will take you to Talgar pass where you are 3180 m above sea level. A vertical rise of 920 m. The majestic mountain view with snowy slopes and evergreen Tien Shan are spectacular and must be seen.
Located in the resort is a hotel, restaurants, café and coffee shop with a variety of cuisine to suit all taste. Time at leisure.
13:30 Hrs – 15:00 Hrs:Lunch at an Indian restaurant.
15:00 Hrs – 19:00 Hrs: Continue on a city tour of Almaty.
Sightseeing tour starts in the central part of Almaty. Palace of President, Republic Square & monument of independence, Astana Square, Abai Square & Republic palace. The tour will continue in one of the oldest Almaty parks – Panfilov park, where you will see of the unique wooden buildings in the world – Zenkov cathedral and also visit the memorial of Glory & eternal flame, dedicated to the memory of the fighters who died for freedom & independence of the country.
20:00 Hrs – 22:00 Hrs: Dinner at Indian restaurant and drop to hotel.
Evening at leisure for personal activities.