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At 10:00, we will start our journey.

There is an amazing natural site located 35 km away from Almaty called the Big Almaty Lake. The tour there does not take long, just about an hour one way, however, it passes through a truly picturesque gorge. It is here, at the end of the route, where visitors are treated to sweeping views of the amazing beauty of a lake surrounded by majestic mountains. This mountain lake is situated at an altitude of 2,500 m above sea level. It is a real miracle of nature. The history of the formation of the lake is rooted in the distant past. Millions of years ago, the mountains, wincing once again from the aftershocks of an earthquake formed a rift-valley, which became a cradle for the wonderful lake.

Big Almaty Lake

Big Almaty Lake

A lot of people seek to enjoy this natural beauty. Visitors to Big Almaty Lake can walk along its eastern shore, or go up to the Astronomical station along the western road. The lake has its own character, which is manifested in the change of color of the water in weather variability. Sometimes the surface of the lake is turquoise whereas sometimes it is dark emerald. However, not only is it a famous sight in Almaty region, but also one of the main sources of drinking water as the lake is a reservoir for clean fresh water from the glaciers. If you are going to visit Big Almaty Lake, you should not forget about the temperature difference with the city, because in the mountains it is always colder and so it is worth taking some warm clothes.

After excursion back to Almaty city.

Big Almaty Lake in winter 

Price according the request

In program include:

  • comfortable transport with a/c
  • English speaking guide
  • ecological fees
  • lunch boxes
  • water
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