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Big Almaty Lake

Big Almaty Lake, or BAO for short, is an alpine lake located in the mountains of the Trans-Ili Alatau near the city of Almaty. An asphalt road leads to the lake, the road passes through the mountainous gorge Bolshoy Almatinskoe along the Bolshaya Almatinka river. The height of the lake is 2500 meters above sea level. The distance from the city of Almaty to the lake is 15 kilometers, the journey time will take you 40 minutes. The best way to get here is by 4x4 car.

The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, the Sovetov peak 4174 meters high, the Ozerny peak 4100 and the Tourist peak 3954. Above the lake there is a research station for near and deep space, a space station for the study of cosmic particles is also operating on the Dzhusaly Kezen pass; which also has a mountain trail.

  • Distance of the route: 35 km
  • Season time: May – September and winter time
  • Best time: June - August
  • Group size: not more 12 person
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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