Big Almaty Lake: Choose Your Adventure on Foot or by Car

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Join us for an adventure to Big Almaty Lake in Ile-Alatau National Park, the "must-see" natural attraction in the vicinity of the city.


  • Enjoy hiking to Big Almaty Lake
  • Stunning scenery
  • View alpine landscapes


Choose your preferred mode of transportation: an intense 14 km hike on foot or a direct car drive to the lake. For those who want to hike, be prepared for a moderate climb suitable for experienced hikers. Upon arrival to National Park, we'll embark on a 2-3 hour trek to the lake, tackling a challenging ascent along the road. Spend an hour marveling at the lake's beauty before retracing our steps back to the starting point. Hiking boots are required, but don't worry about trekking poles and raincoats – we've got you covered with provided gear. For those choosing the car option, enjoy a comfortable ride from your hotel directly to the lake. This adventure promises breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. Remember to pack snacks, drinks, and your passport, as the area is a border zone.


Environmental fee, trekking poles, raincoat, English-speaking guide, transfer

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