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Best Almaty itineraries

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"Almaty is the place to satisfy all your foodie cravings."thesandyfeet.com
"Almaty is one of the best cities to visit in Central Asia."thesandyfeet.com
"Almaty is a great place to learn more about Kazakh culture and try out the local cuisine."sunshineseeker.com
"Almaty is located at the foot of the Trans-Ili Alatau (see itineraries) mountains, and the mountains provide a stunning backdrop for Almaty Airport."nomadicnotes.com
"Almaty is home to many stunning architectures from the brutalist style buildings you often see in this part of the world to the Russian Orthodox style cathedrals."bucketlistly.blog
"Almaty is vibrant and a fun place to spend some time, enjoying the Kazakh hospitality and seeing some of the sights."timetravelturtle.com

South Kazakhstan

Almatys location

Almaty at a glance

Culture
Nature
Historic
Lake
Mountain
Hiking
Activity

2,000,000

Population

3-4 nights

Recommended

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Almaty

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Airports:

Almaty Airport (ALA)

Boraldai Airport (BXJ)

Cholpon-Ata Airport (ЧЛА)

Issyk-Kul International Airport (IKU)

About Almaty

Almaty (visit Almaty itineraries) is a big city (Kazakhstan (visit Kazakhstan itineraries)) with a population of 2,000,900. It is a green city. This big city is located in south Kazakhstan (see itineraries). It fits perfect for a cultural trip.

Things to do

Almaty (plan Almaty itineraries) is the biggest city in Kazakhstan (see itineraries). Find out the top things to do and to see in this interesting city in Central Asia.subway

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, in general, doesn’t attract many people. With no mass tourism, interactions with the locals are more authentic, and after Tashke

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Arriving in Almaty, to its leafy boulevards and patchwork of architecture, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into a th

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Eat & drink

To eat all sort of delicious things and to do some shopping head to Zelenny, the best bazaar in Almaty. According to locals, Gakku

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There are several bars and restaurants at Shymbulak where you can enjoy a drink or a good meal. There’s even a yurt bar at the Tal

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Safety and avalanche risks

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General

. might just be it. Not only is the country over 90% mountainous and studded with beautiful landscapes, but the traditional nomad

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Turkmenistan Travel Information

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Kazakhstan receives very few European and North American tourists, so whenever I was doing anything remotely “touristy” in Almaty

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Kazakhstan (see itineraries) is blessed with beautiful landscapes that can vary widely. Driving from the mountains around Almaty (plan Almaty itineraries) into the steppe, th

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Itinerary

If you don’t have a few months to spend in the region, let your theme of choice (e.g, Silk Road cities, desert, mountain adventure

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Costs

Financial planning is boring and annoying. - Long distance sleeper train: 2,000 – 3,000 Tenge / €5.25 – 7.85 / $5.65 – 8.30 - Hist

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7 thoughts on “Here’s exactly how much it costs to backpack in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan”

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Accommodation

The lake itself is only an hour driving away from Almaty so it is best visited as a day trip from there! We stayed in the Alma cin

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Almaty is one of Central Asia’s largest hubs so there are a plethora of accommodation options. I recommend both Almaty Backpacker’

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Hotel Kazakhstan (see itineraries) is a well-known landmark in Almaty (plan Almaty itineraries). When it was completed in 1977 it surpassed the Zenkov Cathedral to become the

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