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Big Almaty Lake: Winter private tour

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A meditative journey to the most spectacular natural wonder available in Almaty region. An experienced guide will take you to a mysterious earthquake-made lake at an altitude of 2 511 m.

Highlights

  • A comfy made-to-order tour for maximum 4 people only
  • An excursion guide with a history degree
  • No climbing training and eqipment required
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel on a comfort/business class car
  • Flexible travel time based on a half-day duration

Description

You will face breathtaking mountain peaks 4 thousand meters high where the snow never melts. A pristine Almaty canyon will open its way to the most majestic work of local nature - Big Almaty Lake. The lake made up of glacial water appears in a unique scenery in each of the seasons. And its winter decoration is always especially picturesque: a snow-covered surface, cenuries-old trees dressed in white hats and surreal graphics of the gorge. Since September 2023, authorities banned driving up to Big Almaty Lake for environmental reasons. In this regard, a journey includes a uphill distance of 5 km. The climbing difficulty is average. Upon special request, in case of increased snow activity it is possible to cover this walking section of the route by a local avalanche service vehicle. Optimal starting time from you hotel: 8-10 AM. Comfortable shoes, gloves and passport/national ID is all you need to take with you.

Includes

Private round-trip car transfer to National Park check point Entry fee for the Ile-Alatau National Park Guided tour to Big Almaty Lake

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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