Tours around Almaty cities. BIG ALMATY LAKE
Tour around Big Almaty Lake
Distance 40 km
Length: 10 hours
Equipment: sport shoes and clothing
Departure at 9:00 AM. One way journey time is 2.5 hours, which includes a visit to the check dam in the canyon of the Bolshaya Almatinka River, bearing the traces of massive past mudslides.
The mountain lake (2,510m), set in a valley 25 km outside Almaty, is like a shining mirror, surrounded on all sides by magnificent peaks. The lake changes color depending on the season - from pale green to turquoise blue.
It is 1.5 km long and 35 m. deep.
Above the lake are the Tian-Shan Astronomical Observatory (2,700m) and space communications station (3,300 m), where you can stay the night and gaze up at the stars.
Return time is 7:00 PM.