Located just in 25 km from the upper city boundary, the Big Almaty Lake is situated at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level and from all sides surrounded by majestic mountain peaks covered with Tian-Shan fir-tree, aspen and juniper.
The Big Almaty Lake Tour available daily, except Monday, from May to November. Tour departs at 13:00. Tour duration – 6 hours.
The tour starts with driving to the Big Almaty gorge, where at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level located the Big Almaty lake – one of the most picturesque lakes in Trans-Ili Alatau. The lake is very beautiful, especially when its blue surface is absolutely calm, and it reflects the sky and surrounding mountains.
The Big Almaty lake was formed as a result of movement of an ancient glacier. Thanks to high-mountain location the water in the lake is always cool – even in July the water temperature does not exceed 10 degrees.
The lake is a source of potable water for Almaty city, that is why the access of tourists to the lake is limited. The tour route lies higher the Big Almaty lake to the altitude of 3300 meters above sea level, where scientific premises for astronomical and space researches have settled down. Here, at the basis of the Big Almaty peak, you can enjoy a fascinating panorama of mountains and the Big Almaty lake, surrounded by the picturesque mountain peaks covered with Tian-Shan fir-tree, aspen and juniper.
On the way back to the town you will visit the Sunkar Falcon Farm, where you will enjoy a spectacular show with specially trained hawks – hunting with them is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh way of life.
203 USD for one person
234 USD for group of 2 persons traveling together
338 USD for group of 3 persons traveling together
* Tour rates include hotel pick-up/drop-off, picnic at nature, all environmental and admission fees and tickets
Tour Reservation: Tour reservation should be done at least 48 hours before the tour and requires 50% advance payment of the total tour price
Payment: Total tour price should be paid no later than 24 hours before the tour. Accepted methods of payment: cash, wire transfer, bank card
50% of the total tour price is not refundable in case of tour cancellation less than 24 hours before the tour
If you have any questions, please contact us via booking form. Thank you!