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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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  • It is beautiful here in any season. in the summer, sunny and green in spring and autumn all the colors from yellow to bardovogo, the all-blue and white in winter.
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  • Nicely situated lake in wonderful landscape. You can go almost to the lake by car - there is a road by one side. Over the day there are many visitors and selfie takers. 
  • The lake is used as a reservoir for the city of Almaty, and is strictly prohibited to go close to the water. Also there are quite many tourists when compared to other nice mountain lakes around Almaty...  more »