Aksai skete (male monastery) in the Aksai gorge.
Mountain hike to the Aksai Monastery.
Eco tour to Aksay gorge and Aksay skete.
The monastery is located in a mountainous area on the hills of the Ile-Alatau park. The skete is a male monastery founded here in ancient times. The height at which the temple is located is 1760 meters above sea level. In 1909, monks Seraphim and Anatoly were called from Lake Issyk-0Kul, where they arrived, to the city of Verny (Almaty) to serve in the Cathedral. The monks opened a skete on Mount Mokhnatka within the city of Verny (Almaty) and then, after persecution, settled in the Aksai gorge.
Aksai Monastery - how to get there.
The monastery is located in the Aksai mountain gorge, at an altitude of 1760 meters. Get to the monastery lechshe through the gardening society Edelweiss, in the Karasai region.
GPS coordinates of the Aksai skete: N43 ° 05'59.97 "E76 ° 46'25.98"
The new building of the church of the Aksai skete: N43 ° 06'00.22 "E76 ° 46'36.68"
Aksai skete - information for tourists.
You can walk to the monastery and make a short excursion. A beautiful forest grows around the monastery, and it is surrounded by the Almaty mountains. The journey to the monastery can take one day, so plan your trek in advance.