Mountain Tourism Actively Developed in Almaty Region
The number of travelers who enjoys mountain tourism is increasing rapidly worldwide, said, experts. The Khan-Tengri peak in the Almaty region is known to be a favorite among tourists. There are over 100 visitors who visited the foot of the mountain in 2018 while the number doubled in 2019.
The mountain was visited by professional and amateur climbers. Five modern recreational areas were opened in the Raiymbek district in the Almaty region in five years to meet the high demand of the visitors. Currently, there are plans to renovate the Akbulak highland tourism base and install ski cable equipment as well as open an ethnic village.
“Investors are interested in finding better locations for recreation areas. Now it has already been decided to build the ethnic village at the foot of Khan Tengri. We plan to restore the road leading to the marble wall. We will build hiking and horseback hiking routes to Karakol and Akkol lakes,” said Deputy Governor of Raiymbek District, Nurbol Sagatbekuly.
“Skiing is about restoring health and a surge of adrenaline. I think our region was created for ski tourism. Anyone who comes here is amazed by the greatness of the mountain peaks,” said tourist, Bekbolat Birzhanov.