Daytrip to Big Almaty Lake from Almaty, Kazakhstan

Big Alma-Ata lake is the hallmark of Almaty. This is the closest of the most beautiful and interesting places in the vicinity of our city.

Available at any time of the year, on all sides surrounded by mountain peaks, the peak of Councils (4317 m), the peak of the Lake (4110 m) and Peak Tourist (3954 m).

Lakeside abrupt and steep, shoreline length of 3 km. Lake, the depth of 30-40 m, fed by glacial melt water, which is brought from the south of the river Big Almaty, and is 1.6 km long and 0.75-1 km wide.

The water temperature in summer lake even less than 8 degrees. In winter, covered with a thick crust of ice, drawing some tourists to skate.

The maximum water level in the Big Almaty Lake, one can observe in August and the minimum in February.

At various times, the lake takes on different shades of dull yellow in the summer, and light green in spring to the turquoise-blue autumn and winter ice.

"Astronomical Observatory of the Tien Shan". Above the lake are located (2700 m) and space communication station (3300 m).

The road to the lake is quite difficult and requires experienced driving. Most of the path is the rise of a winding gravel road.

Big Alma Ata lake is located in the Ile-Alatau National Park, two hours away from Almaty. The program includes an ascent to an altitude of 3300 meters above sea level with a magnificent panorama of the mountains, the lake and the city. Optionally, you can have a picnic with hot tea or coffee. It is possible to arrange a mini climbing on one of the peaks

On the way back at will, you can visit the falconry center where you can watch the show (hunting with birds of prey).

The cost of the tour is from 80 to 150 dollars per day for the whole car, depending on the distance and regardless of the number of tourists (from one to people). Tickets and meals are paid separately, independently. The approximate cost of $15 per person.

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.