This guide contains descriptions of the best hiking trails around Almaty. The location of the city, its proximity to the Tien Shan mountains provides great opportunities to reach various natural spots in one day. We have selected the safest and most beautiful routes, which will help you exploring the variety of natural landscapes, from glaciers to deserts. We have also considered the logistics - so that all start/finish points could be reached by public transport, taxi or car (which can be rented). Most of the described trails are well equipped and marked. Nevertheless, please keep in mind season and weather ehwn plan your trip - choose appropriate clothes, boots and gear.