Big Almaty Lake
The Big Almaty Lake (Almaty) is a high-altitude reservoir located in the Zailiysky Alatau at 2511 meters above sea level, 15 km south of the center of Almaty.
Like the vast majority of Tien-Shan lakes, it arose as a result of earthquakes, and the water in the lake always remains cool - even in July the water temperature does not exceed +10 degrees.
The lake is a source of drinking water supply in Almaty city and the access of tourists to it is limited. Therefore, the excursion route leads above the Great Almaty Lake to a height of 3300 meters above sea level, where the bases for scientific astronomical and space research are located. Here, at the base of the Big Almaty peak, you can enjoy the enchanting panorama of the mountains and the Big Almaty Lake, surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks covered with Tien Shan fir, aspen and juniper.
On the way back to the city, you will visit the falconry nursery, where you can see an exciting show (if you wish) with specially trained hunting predators, hunting with which is one of the most unique features of Kazakh life.
Transport 85$ per tour
Ecological charges 1,5$ per person
Not included (option):
- Lunch in a cafe
- Falcon show of the hunt (option)
at 17:00 pm (show cost abt. 7$ per person). If you don't want, we may omit it.
10:00 - pick up from your apartments and leaving for Big Almaty Lake
11:30 - arrival to Big Almaty Lake
Walking around, resting, making beautiful photos
13:00-14:00 Lunch time (lunchboxes) if you wish
14:00 back to Almaty (your apartments)
OR if you wish to attend a falcon show:
12:00 - pick up from your apartment and leaving for Big Almaty Lake
13:30 - arrival to Big Almaty Lake
13:30 - 15:00 walking, resting
15:00 leaving for "Sunkar" falconry
16:00 Falcon show
17:00 back to Almaty.
Please note that the time may vary a little.
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.