The nature and environmental features of the national park are unique.

During vacations or excursions here you can observe unique landscapes from the mixed grass steppes to alpine meadows and peaks covered with eternal snows and glaciers.

The national park has unique natural monuments, such as relict moss spruce forests, waterfalls, alpine lakes, stone glaciers and glaciers, as well as objects of cultural and historical heritage.

These are the burial mounds of the Early Iron Age, the famous Saki mounds, and medieval fortifications. An ancient road runs along the spurs of the Zailiysky Alatau, along which tribes and peoples migrated in the distant past, and later the Great Silk Road arose. The richness and beauty of nature, monuments and objects of natural and cultural-historical heritage attract thousands of tourists to the national park.

About the Park in numbers:

The total area of the national Park is 199 thousand hectares

The total area of the national Park is 199 thousand hectares

The length from West to East is 120 km.

The length from West to East is 120 km.

The length from South to North is 30 km.

The length from South to North is 30 km.

The highest point above sea level is 4979 m.

The highest point above sea level is 4979 m.

37 species of plants listed in the Red book of Kazakhstan

37 species of plants listed in the Red book of Kazakhstan

30 species of animals are listed in the Red book of Kazakhstan

30 species of animals are listed in the Red book of Kazakhstan

What to do in the park:

What to see:

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Seven Needles of Tuyuksu – located in the Maloalmatinsky spur and stretches from North-East to South-West.Each needle has a unique shape: the first and the second are like a double-humped camel’s back, seventh is like shape resembles ivory. Travers takes 16-17 hours.

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The Turgen gorge – there you can find are Kayrak, Medvezhy and Skalisty waterfalls. The rocks keep traces of the preglacial period, and the ground – the remains of a permafrost. Also you can see the relict Chin-Turgen Moss spruce forests.

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The Big Almaty lake – located at an altitude of 2510 m. above the sea level, 15 km from Almaty. The lake is the main attraction of the Big Almaty gorge. Depending on season and weather, the lake changes its color from pale green to turquoise blue.

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