Travel Guide to Talgar Pass
Pereval Talgarskiy is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.164m (10,380ft) above the sea level, located in the Talğar District of Almaty Region in Kazakhstan.
Set high in the Zailisky Alatau mountain range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It is usually impassable from late September through late June or early July (depending on snow). A 4x4 vehicle is required. The pass is located on the way to Shymbulak Peak.
Part of the Shymbulak Ski Resort, the largest such resort in Central Asia, the road to the summit is a chairlift access trail. Located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley, the drive offers great views to the city below.
Pic: Таня Фокина