Took the number 12 Bus from Hotel Kazakhstan to the Komissarovskoe Bus Stop near the trail head to Kok Zhailau. There were some other people on the bus doing the same hike. I started at about 10:15 and got to the big clearing that is Kok Zhailau at about 12:00. The views were very nice and there were trails going off in all directions. There were a lot of people hiking and some people were camping.
I continued walking toward the Three Brothers (Tri Brata) but never quite made it because it was so steep and I was running out of water. The last few kilometers are straight up. Beyond the Three Brothers is the peak of Mount Kumbel. At about 13:40 I turned around and headed back down the mountain. It took about 2 hours to go down.
The last stop for Bus 12 heading back into Almaty is right in front of a Burger King so I had lunch and drank a lot of water there and then took Bus 121 the rest of the way back to the hotel.