Mountain Hiking to Bukreev Peak

Bukreeva Peak (Pionersky)


Around Almaty, on the ridges of the Zailiisky Alatau, there are several peaks and summits available for climbing. One of them is Bukreev Peak, named after the famous mountaineer Anatoly Bukreev in 2007. Before that, it was called Pioneer Peak.

The height of the peak is 3010 meters, and the mountain hike to it takes one day.

A mountain hike to the Bukreev Peak can be organized from several sides:
- from the side of Butakovsky gorge (the most common route).
- through the Kotyrbulak Gorge
- through Kimasar gorge and along Butakovsky pass to the peak (the most extended route).

Along the way you will enjoy the stunning nature of our mountains. There are two plates at the summit in honor of Anatoly Boukreev.

The guide has a mountain hiking instructor certificate 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.
Bukreeva Peak (Pioneer): program of the hike

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

🕒 Time -8/9 hours. Distance 14 km both ways.

🌞 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.

✔ Any tour can be changed according to your wishes

08:00
08:00
Meet and Greet with a Guide
Your guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel. If you live in Almaty and do not have your own transport, a general meeting place is designated, from where the guide can pick you up.
09:00
09:00
Butakovka Gorge
The road to the summit will pass through Butakovka Gorge, and through the Lesnoy Pass we will get to the ridge leading to the summit of Boukreev.
12:00
12:00
Bukreev Peak (3010m)
After climbing the peak we have a break, have a rest, have lunch, the descent will follow the route of the ascent.
16:00
16:00
Butakovka Gorge
Transfer to the city

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