Mountains are always a special world where everything is a little bit different. If you climb up the mountain’s curves, you will succeed in something dreamlike: right and left – majestic peaks with snow-covered mountainsides and blue Tien Shan firs around Almaty. Surprisingly, the trees here are really dressed in the thick needles of pastel blue, which creates a fabulous atmosphere.
At the foot of this world, in the foothills of the Alatau Mountains, is the city of Almaty. The mountains of Alatau belong to the Tian Shan (Tianshan) mountain range. It should be noted that the Tian Shan is one of the highest (after Pamir) mountain ranges in the former Soviet Union. Basically, the Tian Shan mountain range is located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, and the northern and westernmost edges are in Kazakhstan.