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Big Almaty Lake, Almaty

4.4
#2 of 89 in Parks in Kazakhstan
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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  • You can get there with bus 28 and then walk 11kms or take a taxi, if available. Better do the whole thing with a car and save your energy to walk up and down the lake  more »
  • Everything went well until our taxi driver speeding at the corner of the road. we tried to warn him about the dangers waiting but he just laughed  more »
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