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Big Almaty Lake, Almaty

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Trek through pristine nature at Big Almaty Lake, a 1.6 km (1 mi) long glacial lake surrounded by majestic snow-clad peaks. Some 28.5 km (12.7 mi) south of Almaty, the lake stands at an elevation of 2,511 m (8,238 ft), part of the Bolshaya Almatinka River gorge. The abundant evergreen vegetation provides excellent opportunities for scenic hiking year-round, or exploration on a rented 4WD or scooter. Farther up the lake's ancient glacier valley stands a domed astronomic observatory and a station for cosmic rays research. Work out when and for how long to visit Big Almaty Lake and other Almaty attractions using our handy Almaty holiday planner.
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  • Was there for the first time. very nicely. most importantly clean air. It was autumn and it was cool. think again in the summer visit, make a picnic with your family. not far from the town is a plus.
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  • A unique place, very beautiful! Clean air, not far from the Centre of Almaty City! Great place to relax with your family! Only positive emotions!
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  • Near special impressions does not produce. It becomes more interesting if you climb on the slopes and away from the Lake. The best time to visit is spring season.
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