Travelers will find that the natural beauty of Almaty provides them with much desire to get out and experience the world around them.  Unfortunately, the weather in Almaty ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g29...) is not nearly so conducive to outdoor adventures.  Despite this, many travelers decide to dress appropriately and to get out and enjoy the pleasures of the natural world.  Activities enjoyed in the area include hiking, skiing, mountain climbing and fishing.

Almaty sits at the base of a mountain range which many travelers visit to do hiking and camping in the area.  Travelers also frequently make their way to Almatinsky Nature Reserve which includes the highest peak in the area, Mt. Talgar .  Climbing to the top of this mountain requires that the visitor be in good shape, comfortable in extreme temperatures and able to hike for days at a time.  However, smaller portions can be hiked to get a sense of the experience of the climb.

Travelers who are spending time in the area during the winter months are frequently there to enjoy skiing.   There are numerous ski resorts in the area, although the most famous of them is the Chimbaluk Resort.   Travelers who are spending time in the area during the summer months may be interested in taking a visit to the Kolsai Lakes ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ) where they can experience fishing as well as hiking and camping.