Hiking to the Butakovka waterfall

Duration: 1 day

Length of route: 4 km (one way)

Highest altitude: 2080 m.

You will explore one of the most beautiful waterfalls as you trek through the ravines of the majestic Ili Alatau National Park located at the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains. 

In Dostar Trips, we treat each of our guests as a friend we just didn’t meet yet (“dostar” means friends from Kazakh). If you take a trip with us – you can rely on our friendly support during all your stay even after the tour, we will always be happy to help you with anything you need – advise the best place to eat, buy a train ticket, meet locals. Check out what our previous guests are saying about us on TripAdvisor. Let’s be friends!  


  • Enjoy active winter hiking at Butakovka gorge, hiking is not very complicated, it takes around 5-6 hours both ways

  • See what happens when mother nature takes a snapshot of its most moving creations

  • savor cozy winter picnic with hot tea and homemade food


What you can expect:

In the morning meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby to drive to Butakovka gorge, on the way enjoy interesting stories about Almaty and Tian Shan mountains. In about one hour, get to the starting point of your hiking. Hiking path lies in Butakovka plateau to Butakovka waterfall. Recharge yourself with a hearty picnic. After some time at the waterfall, it’s time to return to the hotel. 

What is included:

  • Transfer

  • Guide

  • Picnic with hot tea

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