The Trans-Ili Alatau is a part of the Northern Tian Shan mountain system in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is the northernmost mountain range of the Tian Shan, stretching for about 350 km with the maximal elevation of 4'973m (Talgar Peak).
Soviet Union 1987, Chimbulak (Shymbulaq).
The stamp was issued in the series
"Natl. Sports Committee Intl. Alpinist Camps — Part II".
The Pik Komsomol 4'376 m (middle in the background).
Shymbulaq is a small ski resort with 5 ski lifts (2010) and is situated about 20 km in the south-east of Almaty.
Soviet Union 1988
Kazakhstan 2002, Trans-Ili Alatau.
The Almaty Lake is situated in the west of Chimbulak.
The white peak on the left side is Ozyorny Peak 4'110 m,
(it is situated at the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border).