Ile-Alatau National Park

Ile-Alatau National Park

The Ile-Alatau National Park is located on the Northern slope of the Zailiysky Alatau range and covers over 2000 sq km of mountain terrain along the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The park lies at the closest point only few kilometers from Almaty and reaches tens of kilometers towards East and also West from Almaty. This mostly untouched park holds a wealth of differing habitats from forests to Alpine meadows, glaciers and meltwater lakes. There are also numerous valleys and trekking routes that allow visiting anywhere within from few hours to few weeks, though amongst the most spectacular and still a quick visit is the Turgen Gorge

The park includes a variety of trees that are an essential part of the park. Here you can find apricot, maple Semenov, currants Yancheuski, Caucasian carcass and of course the famous Almaty apple Sievers. The area has the genetic source of all the types of apple trees in the world. In addition, the park is a home to about 300 species of animals and birds, including the snow leopard, Central-Asian lynx, Tian-Shan brown bear, Central Asian stone marten, mountain goat, bearded vulture and golden eagle.

Some text about the lift and the Western part of the park

Highlights of Ile-Alatau National Park

Lakes

Plateau

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