Big Almaty lake
Big Almaty lake (KZ. Lken Almaty KL) is located in the gorge of the Bolshaya Almatinka river on the height of 2511 m above sea level and 28,5 km South of Almaty. Lies in a hollow, surrounded on all sides by mountain peaks. Like the vast majority of lakes of the Tien Shan, was the result of earthquakes. Above the lake rise the three main peaks that can be seen from the North end of the dam: the peak of the Soviets (4317 m) — in the South-East, lake peak (4110 m) — in the South, upwards on a river valley, the peak Tourist (3954 m) — South-West from the lake. Peak West of Turist is the crest of Bolshoi Almaty peak, a pyramid with a height of Z m, which is visible from the city centre. Depending on the time of year, the lake changes its color from light green to turquoise-blue. Fed by glacial water the lake stretches for 1.6 km long, almost a kilometer wide and 40 m deep.
Big Almaty lake is part of the Ile-Alatau national Park. The length of the path to the lake is 23 km from the city. The rise in the gorge itself is very risky because of the mudflow danger, and according to experts on a descent of mudflows, this lake stand the test of nature to this day. Big Almaty gorge — attraction.The lake is located a water intake structure of HPP cascade Almaty.
When you rise above this beautiful lake, located in the mountains, you will see a space station. It is the highest point of the Big Almaty Lake, at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level. Tourism has had a huge development. Ski resorts would be interested in skiing or snowboarding.
And in the evening to enjoy dinner, dastarkhan, and to observe the celestial bodies and stars from the telescope. Summer offers a wonderful opportunity to visit these places on a mountain bike.
Big Almaty lake – a place where you will want to return again and again.