Travel from Almaty to Lake Alakol –
Lakes of East Kazakhstan –
Lake Alakol is a natural landmark of East Kazakhstan, Alakol in translation from the Kazakh language means a motley or multicolored lake. The water in the lake changes its color depending on the illumination of the sun and the change of weather, when the weather is clear on the lake, the water in the lake is blue, when the weather is cloudy, the water turns light gray. When the wind blows on the lake, the water also changes its color, and it begins to shimmer with different colors. Lake Alakol is half fresh and the other half of the lake is salty. The lake is considered therapeutic.
Lake Alakol – how to get there –
Alakol is located in the north-east of the Almaty region, as well as part of the lake is located in the Abai region and Zhetysui region. GPS coordinates of Lake Alakol: 46°10'N 81°35'E
Alakol – tourist information –
There is a tourist infrastructure built on Lake Alakol, the lake is very popular among the local population and guests from abroad. There are guest houses and hotels on the lake and in the nearest villages where you can stay, you can also stay on the lake in your base camp, which we will bring with us. On the western part of the lake there is the resort village of Koktuma and on the eastern coast the village of Kabanbai, in both villages you will find places to stay. The height at which the lake is located is 347 meters above sea level. The water temperature of the lake in summer is 26 degrees, the lake is suitable for swimming and recreation, as well as the water in the lake has medicinal properties.
Healing properties of Lake Alakol
The water in Lake Alakol is sea, healing, salty, the water is similar in composition to the water of the Black Sea.
The water has a sodium chloride character, there are also therapeutic hydrogen sulfide mud on the lake. The water of the lake has a beneficial effect on the skin, as well as the air on the lake has a beneficial effect on the respiratory organs. Mud baths are used on Lake Alakol for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, and nervous system.