-5°...+5°C in the night
+ 5°...+15°C in the night
-8°...+2°C in the night
-15°...-25°C in the night
- April 1-2m
- July --------
- October 0.1-0.2m
- January 0.5-1 m
Roads: there are 13km of good asphalt road from Almaty to Prosveshenetz rest home (before Medeo skating rink).
Trails: those marked on the map are comfortable and frequently used.
National Parks: Kok Zhailau is a territory of the Ili Alatau NP. No need to pay when enter from Maloalmatinsky gorge. Entrance fee is required (KZT 450 p/p as it was in 2018) when come from Big Almaty gorge: check in is at the Park's station located before the turn to Kumbel lateral canyon.
Shops and cafes: there is a variety of cafes and small shops in the Big Almaty gorge (along Dulati Street). No infrastructure along the trail (hiking part).
Water: there are few clean springs along the route, with drinking water
Cellular coverage: good cellular connection along the asphalt roads. On the trail and on the Kok Zhailau pass it is unstable.
• no guest houses in this area
• there are many good places (glades) for tent camping along the hiking trail. The most comfortable are the glades along Kazachka river (more water sources). Permission for tent camping is not required.
HOW TO GET FROM ALMATY
Drive to the south by Dostyk Avenue, following the gorge up to Prosveshenetz bus stop (1.000m before entering Medeo). Here turn right and follow the asphalt road for the next 600m along the river until the beginning of the trail (end of the road).
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
Nature: spruce and birch forests in the foothills of the Zailisky (Trans-Ili) Alatau
Summer activity options:
- day hiking over Kok Zhailau pass (2500m ASL)
- hiking on the top of trekking peak (up to 3400m)
- 2-day trekking
- mountain biking
Winter activity options: ski tour, winter hiking
In March and April, due to warming and a large amount of snow on the slopes of the gorge, an avalanche situation may develop