Day 2: Almaty – Big Almaty gorge – Almaty
Big Almaty Gorge, where the picturesque Big Almaty Lake is located at an altitude of 2,510 m above sea level, will be our first destination. This glacial lake, one of the most beautiful of the Trans-Ili Alatau region, is especially gorgeous when its sapphire-blue surface is absolutely calm and reflects the sky and surrounding mountains. Thanks to its high-altitude location, the water in the lake is always cool - even in July, the water temperature does not exceed 10 degrees. The lake is also a source of potable water for Almaty, which is why tourist access to the lake is limited. Our trip takes us up higher into the mountains, to an altitude of 3300 m above sea level, where astronomical and scientific research centers have been built. Here, at the base of Big Almaty, we can enjoy a captivating panorama of the mountains and Big Almaty Lake, surrounded by the scenic peaks covered with Tian-Shan fir-tree, aspen and juniper.
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
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