Experience winter wonders with Aveneer


Experience a winter holiday like never before in Kazakhstan with an abundance of winter activities available for everyone. Sports enthusiasts will be in for a treat with the incredible slopes in the Almaty Region.

We specialise in ski holidays and love the snow as much as you do. We constantly place ourselves in your shoes to provide the best quality service, and for you to depart your winter holiday with a great experience.

We offer you everything you need for your ski holiday; from pieces of equipment to special clothing, we got you covered. All our packages are ALL INCLUSIVE, which means all you need to worry about is looking good and keeping warm, leave the rest to us. 

Rest assured that your travel experience with Aveneer DMC starts upon your arrival at the Almaty International Airport. We will take it from there.

Best time to travel: 

December - April









  • Almaty
  • ​28 Panfilov Park
  • Green Bazaar
  • Shymbulak Ski Resort
  • Medeo Ice Skating Rink
  • Big Almaty Lake
  • Lesnaya Skazka
  • Arasan Spa


  • Skiing, Snowboarding
  • Ice Skating
  • Traditional Sauna
  • Gondola and Cable car ride
  • Stay at 2600 m above sea level 
  • Gastronomic experience
  • Oriental dance performance
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Eagle show
  • Local delicacy tasting 


  • Horse riding
  • Ski, Ice Skating lessons
  • Zip-line park "Silk Way"
  • SPA treatment
  • Husky Ride
Day 1

A day tour to explore the southern capital of Kazakhstan - Almaty Our experienced tour guide will lead you to the park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen located in the central part of Almaty where you will learn about Kazakhstan and its vital role during the Soviet Union era. The park surrounds the Zenkov Cathedral, a unique cathedral built out of wood in 1907 using special techniques. Taking a stroll around the park we will see the Monument of Glory followed by the Eternal Flame located not far from the cathedral. The large Monument depicts Panfilov soldiers standing up staunchly to guard the wall of the Kremlin against German Nazis during the Second World War. Grand Soviet architecture of the Officers House and the museum of musical instruments are also very popular among visitors of the park. The tour will continue with a brief visit to the Green Bazaar (local food market). The highlight of the afternoon will be the world's highest ice skating rink called Medeo, located in the mountains. 


Day 2

Day 2 continues with exploring Almaty surrounding mountains. You'll have a walk in First President's Park then depart to 3 Bears Glade where we'll visit a picturesque waterfall and have lunch in a yurt. Next stop is the Big Almaty Lake - one of the most picturesque places located 2511 meters above the sea level in the charming Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. If you like mountains, you will surely like this gorgeous place as we drive up and make a stop at the viewpoint for some great photos. You can hike up the mountain, go down to the lake or simply enjoy the scenery and a beautiful sunset. On our way down you will have a chance to collect water from Alma-Arasan spring and visit Sunkar Falcon Farm reserve to watch an amazing show with birds of prey like steppe eagles, falcons and vultures. Last stop of the day is  Arasan SPA & Wellness center, where you will enjoy a SPA treatment and traditional sauna.




Day 3

Your skiing holidays start today. After having nutritious breakfast you will stop by Ski Rental Shop to get all the needed equipment and drive in the direction of Medeo. You will have plenty of time to explore the ice skating rink and the nearby water dam, and then take a cable ride to Shymbulak . Here you will check in a boutique hotel right on the slopes of the resort, have lunch and start skiing. You will dine here in the hotel with a stunning backdrop of Shymbulak slopes. 



Day 4

Whole day 4 is just you and the mountains. No particular plans for today. Breakfast is on time, the rest of the day is up to you. Note that there is Terrain Park in Shymbulak for those who love adrenaline, as well as night skiing sessions. We will recommend you the best places to have lunch and dinner. 

Day 5

It is the last day of skiing, so after having breakfast you are free and easy on the slopes. We will join you in the lunch, check you out of the hotel and take a cable ride back to Medeo where a car is already expecting us. Next stop is Lesnaya Skazka Mountain Resort and SPA which is located in the picturesque place near Almaty. After actively spent days skiing, you will relax in the finest SPA and stay overnight in the resort hotel.


Day 6

On day 6 you continue exploring amazing Lesnaya Skazka resort. You will be offered many activities, such as horse riding, hiking, ice skating or sledding. After lunch, you will be taken back to Almaty, where you will visit Kok-Tobe hill. Kok-Tobe is the highest point of Almaty, located on the South-East of the city. It is a famous recreational zone, as well as the popular sight of Almaty. Kok-Tobe is reached by car or aerial tram, you will be taken there by aerial tram. At the end of the day you will have spectacular farewell dinner in a traditional yurt restaurant. 


Day 7

This is the last day of your tour. Remaining time until your flight is free of plans, just let us know what you would like to do. We may suggest you shopping or getting souvenirs. It is up to you. Depending on your flight time there will be breakfast, lunch or dinner. We transfer you to the airport and wish you the most pleasant flight! 




We offer bespoke tours to Kazakhstan that can be tailored to your personal tastes



Getting in

The most convenient way to get to Kazakhstan is to take a flight to one of the two largest cities, Almaty or Astana.  Kazakhstan's national airline "AirAstana" offers direct flights from the following cities: Urumqi, Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Dubai, Tehran, Baku, Tbilisi, Antalya, Istanbul, Kiev, and Moscow.

For guests traveling from South East Asia, we suggest the quickest route via Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. 

Please contact us and one of our travel consultants will be glad to assist you with planning your journey.

Visa to Kazakhstan

Citizens of the following countries can travel to Kazakhstan visa-free:

  • Up to 14 days: Hong Kong
  • Up to 30 days: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, UAE, Uzbekistan, USA
  • Up to 90 days: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine

If your country is not stated above, you will need to obtain a visa to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Please contact us for visa support and assistance with your visa application.


Currency and Credit Cards

The local currency is the Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT). Currency exchange in Kazakhstan is very well developed - it is easy to exchange most popular currencies like USD, EUR, GBP in bank branches, airports and exchange points as the latter is opened 7 days a week.

VISA and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout the country in most shopping malls and restaurants. For withdrawing cash, one can turn to nearest ATMs located all around the city.


The climate in Kazakhstan is continental. You will experience a vast difference in temperatures and climate while traveling through the country.

Summers in Kazakhstan are warm with an average temperature at around 30 *C (86 *F). During winters the average temperature drops down to -20 *C (-4.0 *F).

The best time to travel is from April to October when temperatures are moderately warm, as well as the period from December to March for winter enthusiasts.

Kazakhstan is a sunny country, some regions enjoy the sun up to 330 days a year.

Local Cuisine

Kazakh traditional cuisine is based on a few main ingredients such as meat, bread/dough, and some dairy products.  Due to the challenging weather conditions and nomadic lifestyle food had to be easy to prepare, very nutritious and contain a lot of fat to provide energy.

Kazakhstan boasts its organic fruits and vegetables that are grown locally, delicious natural honey with numerous health benefits, finest caviar as well as the signature chocolate products. 

The tea culture is very prominent, Kazakhstan is believed to be among the top countries in the world for tea consumption; almost every meal is followed by tea in Kazakh families.

Apart from a regional cuisine, a wide range of restaurants is also available for tourists with a cosmopolitan appetite for Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Italian, French, Korean, South East Asian and Indian cuisine with some vegetarian options.



The national language is Kazakh, however, the Russian language has the same status. More than 70% of Kazakh citizens speak Russian fluently thanks to the Soviet Union times. 

Kazakh language however is very different from Russian in its nature, and is not as widely practiced by the city dwellers as compared to the rural and country dwellers. Although the Russian language is more common, local people will react extremely well if you speak even a little Kazakh.

Religion in Kazakhstan

The Republic of Kazakhstan is often called the crossroads of civilizations. Since ancient times various religions were formed and developed on the territory of modern Kazakhstan. Archeologists have found here traces of Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Nestorianism, and Tengrism. 

Today, Kazakhstan is a modern, secular state promoting ethnic and religious diversity and tolerance. A multinational country with a long history of ethnic groups living together, Kazakhstan is a peaceful country where Kazakhstani citizens of different religious backgrounds live in harmony.

The majority of the population in Kazakhstan practices Islam. The Muslim population is largely made up of the ethnic Kazakhs, Uzbeks, and Tatars. The second most practiced religion is Russian Orthodox Christianity, with the majority of adherents being ethnic Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians.


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