Today we will go together with you to one of the most favorite places among Almaty residents – Furmanov Peak and Panorama.
Take popcorn, make yourself comfortable, it will be fun!
You will find a full video of our hike, useful information, a description of the route and a lot of photos. Let’s go!
📹 Hiking video
🥾 How to get there
By car. If you go by your own car, then you need to go towards the Medeo skating rink. Before the ice rink itself, turn left into the Kim-Asar Gorge and drop the car in front of the barrier.
By bus. If you are traveling by bus (route 12), then get off at the final stop, go down just below the stop and turn right towards Qazaq Aul.
We go up the Kimasarovsky gorge. The road will be paved for the first time, but as soon as you pass the abandoned buildings, the asphalt will end.
There is a toilet on the left in the photo 😉
It is very difficult to get lost here because there is only one road and there are signs.
We cross the river and do not forget to admire nature.
A little further there is a bridge again, we cross the same river and go to the right.
We will come across these blue signs more than once. They indicate the approximate travel time to a particular place. This time has never coincided with us. So just follow the directions.
This place can be easily passed. And take a different route, through the gorge.
Watch carefully. After you cross the bridge for the second time, there will be this sign a little higher up the path. Turn towards the “saddle”.
About 3 kilometers from the main parking lot of Medeo, there is such a nature and you will meet a spring with clean water.
Be sure to take more water with you because it will take a long time to go and there will be no more springs, only snow!
The beginning of summer in the mountains of the Ile-Alatau.
We came out on the ridge. There are simply no words to convey how beautiful it is.
We pass a little further and see the top of the Furmanov peak (Furmanovka).
We’re going up there.
A panorama of the city of Almaty is already opening from behind.
🎡 Swing on Furmanovka
At an altitude of 2,500 m, there is a famous swing on Furmanov Peak. We walked here for about 2: 30 hours.
We never found out the history of the swing, who brought them here and installed them. But they are there and here you can make interesting shots for memory #aboveclouds
Immediately after the swing, a long climb begins to another platform. It is difficult to get lost here – there is only one road and it is wide.
Both peaks are visible in the photo – Furmanov Peak and Panorama Peak just to the right.
Again, signs with the wrong time.
View of the Butakovsky gorge, everything is nearby! And behind it is a Lesnaya Skazka.
The view of the city is becoming more interesting.
From here you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the highest peak of the Trans – Ili Alatau-Talgar peak (height 5017m).
View of the city. From here you can understand how small our multi-million city is. You can easily see familiar places, for example, Kok-Tobe with a TV tower.
View of Almaty from a distance.
Al-Farabi, Nurly-tau, CHP-2 and the endless steppes.
Buildings in the Butakovsky gorge.
🏔️ Furmanov Peak
Here we are at the first peak!
The height of Furmanov Peak is 2,985 m, according to GPS. We walked for exactly 4 hours, with stops and shooting everything on our way.
The distance from the Medeo parking lot is 8.6 km.
I can’t find the name of this powerful peak – who knows, please write!
From here you can even see the Kapchagai reservoir.
Renat and Aisultan.
Snow “waves” of the top of the Panorama peak.
Emil, 7 years old.
Me, with my brother Eldar and my nephew Emil.
Ruslan and Aisultan.
The last throw to the top of the Panorama peak.
After 3,000 m, everything becomes serious. Strong wind, snow, rocks and sparse vegetation.
🏔️ Panorama Peak
Here we are at the second peak, at Panorama Peak. The height is 3,186 m above sea level.
We walked 9.8 km from the Medeo parking lot, almost in 5 hours. It was worth it!
There is a bench at the top of the Panorama peak, very useful. We had a good rest on it. But first we flew on a drone.
I didn’t think that the drone could withstand such a strong wind. He was thrown to the sides, but this was not reflected in the picture. You can watch the footage from the drone in the moisture (at the beginning of the article).
The most beautiful view of the mountains of the Ile-Alatau National Park.
Molodezhny Peak, height 4,147 m. We went here on route 1B.
Komsomol Peak (now Nursultan). The height is 4,376 m. We also went here, along route 2B.
View of the city of Almaty from the top of the Panorama peak.
Komsomol Peak (Nursultan).
Talgar Peak, on the left behind the clouds.
We stayed at the top for about 40 minutes and began a long descent.
🧭 Route diagram and GPS/GPS
The beginning is the Medeo parking lot, the height is 1638 meters.
Furmanov Peak is 2985 meters high, we reached it in 4 hours.
Panorama Peak is 3186 meters high, we reached it in 5 hours and 10 minutes.
The descent took 3 and a half hours and took a lot of effort.
The complexity is not categorical, preparation is required.
🗺️ Furmanova and Panorama peaks map
Interactive route map to Furmanov Peak and Panorama.
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