The city of Almaty lies between two large gorges, the Big Almaty gorge and the Small Almaty gorge. That's just over the Great Almaty gorge we go to the Big Almaty lake, we pass an ecological post, we pay about 2usd per person. The road gradually raises us along the picturesque gorge.
Periodically, on the side of good asphalt, stone piles arise, sometimes overgrown with young trees. These are the remains of the mudflows that descended here, which visit this part of the gorge every 10-15 years. The road is first sloping, turns into a steep serpentine. Mixed forest is replaced, Tian-Shan spruce.
Big Almaty Lake is located 28 km south of Almaty. Height above sea level is 2511m. Depth of 35 m, the volume of water around - 14 million cubic meters. The water level in the lake varies greatly depending on the season.
Standard tour program:
10:00 Departure in the morning from the hotel / hostel to the lake in the gorge "Almarasan"
The way in a jeep takes about 1 hour. (Distance 28 km along the mountain road)
On the way, we can stop at the supermarket, buy food, snack for lunch, I'll help you choose the most delicious products of local production in Kazakstan.
Our way along the mountain road will catch your breath, you will see coniferous forests, birch grove, high peaks of the Tien Shan mountains. for a photo of the beautiful mountain panorama.
Let's make some shoot for the photo.
11:30 Arrival at the Big Almaty Lake
A walk around the lake takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Depending on the desire of the tourist.
12:30 Lunch with a beautiful view of the lake. I'll make lunch from the products you bought.
1:30pm We will continue to move along the mountain serpentine, reach a height of 3100m.(This option can be decided by the tourist)
2:30pm Arrival at the meteorological station (COSMOSTATION). This station was built in the Soviet time.
excursion through the territory and hiking trip Peak. You will see a stunning view!
4:00pm Departure descent along the serpentine.
5:00pm Arrival to the Falcon nursery "Sunkar"
The program may not include Falcon nursery "Sunkar" ,depending on the decision of the tourist
The excursion time is 30 minutes-1 hour.
5:00pm the Falcon show of the Hunt will take place.
(Ordering a falconry show is paid at an additional cost of $ 10 per person!)
6:00pm Arrival at the Hotel or Hostel.
The program of the tour can be changed, taking into account the wishes of the tourist
Visiting place (COSMOSTATION altitude 3100м and Big Almaty Peak) is paid extra! It will cost $ 30 for the whole group.
I will be happy to answer your questions!
Budget Tour: The cost of the tour is 110$
Included: Jeep + English speaking driver guide+visit to Big Almaty Lake
Price Full Board for 1 person in the tour +20$
The cost full board of the tour includes: Jeep + English speaking guide + Lunch (cheese + sausages, cookies, sandwiches, fruit, hot fruit tea.) + All entrance fees to the park and falconry nursery. + Falcon show.