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“Magic view”. Almaty residents take photos at Butakovsky waterfall

12 January 2021

Butakovsky waterfall is one of the most popular destinations for hiking in the mountains among residents of Almaty at any time of the year. In winter, it freezes, but at the same time it takes on a truly magical appearance. In this article, we will show you photos from this beautiful place.

Frozen, frozen in the air water jets look fascinating. The water no longer boils as it does in summer, but it offers an absolutely wonderful view that pleases the eye.

Getting here, compared to other mountain routes, is not difficult. The journey will be about 14 kilometers – two to three hours on foot. Help not to go astray in these parts can be numerous walkers, among which there are both beginners and experienced. Both those and others are not left indifferent by the giant snow-white statues that nature creates from frozen water. The ice cascade stretches with its points to the river, which does not freeze even in the cold.

The height of the waterfall is about 30 meters. It is formed by a mountain stream falling from a steep cliff. If you go behind the white screen of ice, you will find yourself in a fabulous cave.

“We go to the mountains about once every 3-4 years. So you can’t call us mountaineers, mountain lovers, athletes. However, we don’t mind going there. I did not know that the waterfall has the property of freezing, it seemed to me, on the contrary. It turns out that no, the upper part of the water turns into ice, but inside the stream still flows quickly, ” says one of the travelers.

Just like in summer, here you can admire the picturesque pictures of the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains: green edges of mighty trees, silent rocks. But now the trees are covered in snow, and the view is complemented by a huge ice veil falling down.

It’s the perfect place for photo shoots, and the locals have known about it for a long time.

Users of social networks rated the views of Butakovsky waterfall with the words ” Magical!”, “Amazing photos”, ” How beautiful!”. When visiting this place, we recommend that you follow all security measures. For a short hike, it is important to get down from the mountains before dark.

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