Mountain hiking on Bogdanovich Glacier

Bogdanovich Glacier


Mountain glaciers are huge compacted masses of ice, embedded in the mountainous terrain. They impress with their huge, breathtaking views. The glaciers are located high in the mountains, but Almaty citizens and guests of the city have an opportunity to ease their way to the closest of them - the Bogdanovich Glacier.
Located behind the Big Talgar Pass, above the famous Chimbulak ski resort. It was named in 1911 by Dmitriev, a scientist-glaciologist, in honor of professor and geologist K. Bogdanovich.
Most of the route you climb by funicular from Medeo skating rink, then from Chimbulak and up to the altitude of 3200m.

The route to Bogdanovicha glacier starts from the top station of the funicular railway. Walks along the worn path up to the moraine talus and then along the rocks to the tongue of the glacier itself.
The hike does not require special skills, but the movement on the rocks requires physical endurance and care.

The guide is certified as a mountain hiking instructor and first aid certificate, so you can feel safe and enjoy the hike.

The mountains are a place of high danger, we recommend not to hike alone, it is better to rely on an experienced instructor.

Bogdanovich Glacier: hiking program


🍴 Food - Snacks from home / Lunchboxes from guide (extra charge).

🕒 Time - 6/7 hours. Distance 8 km both ways. Difficulty - Moraine Stones.

🌞 Weather - +25°C to -15°C depending on time of year. It is recommended to wear layers.

💲 Price per tour - Standard Tour (transport 6 seater/guide; Group up to 6 people) - from 40,000 tg.

💲 NOT INCLUDED: lunch and ascent by cable car to the Talgar pass 3200.

✔ Any hike can be changed according to your wishes

07:30
07:30
Departure from Almaty
Guide/Driver will pick you up from the hotel. If you live in Almaty and do not have your own transport, a general gathering place will be designated from where the guide can pick you up.
09:00
09:00
We start the route from the Talgarsky pass 3200m
After reaching Medeo, we take a funicular to Kombi 2 station.
12:00
12:00
Bogdanovich Glacier.
After walking a considerable distance along the moraine scree, we come out to the edge of the glacier, reaching the nunatak stop for lunch and then return on the way up.
16:00
16:00
Descent to Medeo
Transfer to the city

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