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Big Almaty Lake.

Trip to Big Almaty Lake.

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Albert Einstein.

Big Almaty gorge Walking.

Big Almaty Lake is a mountainous lake located in the ravine of Bolshaya Almatinka River, at the height of 2511 m above sea level, 28.5 km to the south from Almaty City. It is located in the depression like a sparkling mirror surrounded by the mountain tops from all the sides.
Big Almaty Lake there are a lot of picturesque lakes in the mountains of Zailiyski Alatau. One of them is  Big Almaty lake (30 km far from Almaty). It is very beautiful, especially in the morning, when its light-blue surface is absolutely quiet and sky and mountains are reflected in its water.
Big Almaty Lake is situated in the Ili Alatau at a height of 2511 m. The length of the lake is 1,6km; the width is 750m; the depth is 30 - 38mm; the max depth is 38m; the total capicity is 14mln.cubic meters. The fluctuation of the water level reaches 20m.
In winter the lake freezes. The max temperature of the water is 12,8C’. The lake that is fed with the glacier water represents a 1.6-km bowl, with the width almost one km and with the depth of 40 m. Depending on the season, the colour of the lake changes from pale-green to turquoise-blue.
The lake is surrounded by three main peaks such as Sovetov 4317 meters above sea level, Ozernyi 4126  meters above sea level Bolshoi Almatinskyi 3684 meters above sea level and Tourist 3965 meters above sea level.
Big Almaty lake is in Zailiysky Alatau foothills and situated  in Big Almaty Gorge at height of 2500 m.  This  lake is a turquoise lake, 1,25 km long. The max temperature of the water is 12,8C’

Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.Big Almaty Lake in mountains Zailiiskiy Alatau.

Authority:
The guidebook across Kazakhstan . Authors Dagmar Schreiber and Jeremy Tredinnick.   Publishing house "Odyssey". 2010  and the material for this page is taken from the printed edition."Guide to Kazakhstan" .

Photos
Alexander Petrov.