Hiking to frozen waterfall: Butakovka

Duration: 1 day

Length of route: 8 km (one way)

Highest altitude: 3100 m.

Do you want to see the route where almost every great ascents began?

During this trekking, you will see the highest summits of local mountains!

In the Kazakh language «Mynzhilki» means «1000 horses», which implies that this plateau can feed up to 1000 horses! Also, you will see the alpine dam, which is situated between 2 grand mountains! This is the easiest way to get yourself above the clouds, and we will help you to achieve that goal!

Test yourself and feel the purity of air above 3000 meters.


  • 1-day guided tour through the very heart of the mountains itself to the highest plateau in the vicinity! 

  • Visit and pay respect to the very beautiful monument of heroes who found peace in mountains.

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views!

  • Have a picnic at an altitude of over 3000 meters above sea level!

  • Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel!

What you can expect:

In the morning get picked up from your hotel by your experienced English-speaking guide and drive to Medeo gorge.

From Medeo gorge we will drive to Shymbulak ski resort in a comfortable bus because only clean gas-powered machines are allowed to preserve air purity.

Start your journey and twiddling your head to see all the summits surrounding us.

On the way, we will visit the monument of famous mountaineers who tragically passed away in mountains.

In around 3-4 hours we will reach the plateau and have a delicious picnic while watching spectacular panoramas.

After the picnic, we will start descent along the ascent path and go down to Medeo gorge by cable car. 

Drop-off at the hotel.

What is included:

  • Transfer

  • Guide

  • Cable car

  • Picnic with hot tea

General Terms & Conditions

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