(English) City sightseeing

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

ISCHS 2018  doesn’t end with the scientific program ‐ the fun continues through the evening! The social programme will fill your spare time at Almaty with amazing events that guarantee an unforgettable experience.

The leafy city of Almaty (Alma-Ata; Алматы), with a backdrop of the snowcapped Zailiysky Alatau, has always been among the more appealing Russian creations in Central Asia. Today Almaty’s new rich have expensive suburban apartments, large SUVs, glitzy shopping malls, Western-style coffee lounges, expensive restaurants, dance-till-dawn nightclubs and new ski resorts to help them enjoy life to the full.

Medeo and Chimbulak

Shymbulak is a great place to be in Almaty no matter what season you plan to be there. 30 minutes from the city and with no high cost to be stay there, it is a must go place for anybody that visit Almaty. We will start our tour with Medeo and Visit the huge Medeo dam, that protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tian Shan mountains. From the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1733 meters above the sea level, enjoy view of the largest high mountain skating rink in the world – Medeo, surrounded by marvelous mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau. From Medeo, take a ride to the mountain ski resort Chimbulak and then up to the Big Talgar pass (3200 m above sea level)by the cable car. Enjoy amazing views of the snow peaks and the Tian Shan mountains glaciers. After that visit the top of Kok-Tobe hill, where you can enjoy unforgettable panorama of Almaty from the observation desk.

Tour fee: 5000 tenge

Price includes:

  • Guided sightseeing tour;
  • Ticket to the cable car;
  • Transport throughout the tour.
  • Snacks (sandwich and juice )

The exact time for tour start will be announced during the Congress.