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Big Almaty Lake, Almaty

4.4
#2 of 109 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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  • A lake on the top of the mountain. I think it was not less than 3000 meters altitude. You have to visit.  more »
  • Beautiful location with breathtaking sights. Its really close to Almaty city center and you reach here after driving for less than an hour. The lake with the snow clad mountains around it are quite...  more »

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