Big Almaty Lake is a lake in a mountain region of Zailisky Alatau located on the altitude of 2511m, 15 km south from city center of Almaty.
Exciting and picturesque trip to Big Almaty lake, normally takes half a day. The 4x4 vehicle will take you to the view-point (slightly over the lake) from where you can enjoy magnificent view of Big Almaty Lake, you can take a walk there and have some photo-shots. Next you will visit a meteorological laboratory located on 3200m altitude, where you can enjoy views of glacier and have a 4-hour hike to Big Almaty Peak 3680 m (available only at appropriate weather conditions). Afterwards we invite you to enjoy a small picnic, so you can rest and admire the beauty of nature. Open fire, hot tea, grill, what can be better?
Highlights of the tour: Big Almaty river, Big Almaty river Dam, Hunting birds center Sunkar, Bear valley, Mineral springs, Big Almaty lake, observatory tour meteorological laboratory 3200m, hiking to Big Almaty Peak
Route: Almaty, Big Almaty Lake, Cosmo station 3200m, Almaty
Road length: 80 km
07-00 departure from your hotel in Almaty
08-30 arrival to Cosmo Station 3200m (hiking to Big Almaty Peak 3680m, coffee break)
12-30 departure from Cosmo Station 3200m
12-30 arrival to Big Almaty Lake (barbecue in the open air)
14-30 departure from Big Almaty Lake
15-30 arrival to Hunting birds center Sunkar
16-30 departure from Hunting birds center Sunkar
17-00 arrival to Almaty
Program can be changed or supplemented according to your desire.