The Big Almaty Lake, situated at an elevation of 2,510 meters above sea level, is undoubtedly a gem of the Trans-Ili Alatau region. Its high altitude ensures that even in the summer, the water remains quite cool, with temperatures not exceeding 8 degrees Celsius.
Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the lake plays a crucial role as a water source, supplying several neighborhoods within the city. What makes it even more special is the pristine and environmentally friendly freshwater that fills the reservoir.
The lake is nestled amid towering, forested banks, creating a picturesque setting. The water’s color is truly remarkable, exhibiting a mesmerizing range of hues, from turquoise to ultramarine and emerald, which can vary throughout the day.