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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. A visit to Big Almaty Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Almaty trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Absolutely stunning location to Visit when you get to Almaty. Beautiful scintillating views of snow and nature.  more »
  • Very beautiful place! The Lake is located directly in the mountains, reachable by car on good asphalt! Mountain air-the cleanest. You must go, you won't regret it!
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  • I took a bus to President’s Park early morning, then bus 28 from the bus stop next to the President’s Park that drives all the way up Almarasan, if I remember correctly it is the last stop? From there...  more »

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