BIG ALMATY LAKE AND FALCON CENTER “SUNKAR”
Big Almaty Lake- one of the most splendid places, which is 25 kilometers from the city. The lake is in the canyon of 2510 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains, covered by Tien-Shan’s spruce.
Excursion begins from rise to Big Almaty canyon, where Big Almaty Lake locates on the h of 2510. It is very beautiful, especially when its calm surface reflects surrounding trees and sky.
Big Almaty Lake is formed in the result of an ancient glacier and due to location in mountains temperature does not exceed +10 degrees.
This lake is a source of drinking water for Almaty citizens. Higher on 3300 meters above sea level, there are bases for scientific astronomical and cosmic research. At the foot of Big
Almaty peak, you can enjoy a gorgeous panorama of mountains and the lake enclosed by mountain peaks, Tien-Shan’s spruces, aspens and junipers.
Leaving Big Almaty Lake, we will visit “Sunkar”, the only farm specialized in breeding of hunting birds and Kazakh dogs, named tazy, in Kazakhstan. Since establishment of this farm, more than 1060 species were bred and 360 saker falcons were freed. You will know interesting facts about falcon, eagle, hawk, owl, vulture and others.
Special for you, guests, there will be a show with participation of 7 birds. This show demonstrates how birds hunt, derive water and others. During this exciting show, you will be told about traditions and history of hunt hares is a Kazakhstani peculiarity. Kazakh hunters with eagles are called berkutchi and hunting techniques with birds. Hunt with falcons is practiced in several countries, but hunt with eagles on were passed from father to son
Included: transport, guide, eco-payments, show in “Sunkar”, bottle of water per person
depending on the number of people, prices may fall
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.
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.