Big Almaty Lake

Almati region  >  Kazakhstan

Big Almaty Lake, about 30 kilometers south of the city of Almaty is a stunning mountain lake full of special birds.

Added* by Adam Kaczko
Most recent update 12 February 2020
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Big Almaty Lake, about 30 kilometers south of the city of Almaty, is a glacial-fed lake situated at just over 2.500 meters in the Tien Shan Mountains. A great place for birding and lots of specialities and eastern mountain birds. This is an area where the wide, braided, stony river beds are home to the utterly unique Ibisbill.



Mountain road, good parking.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Lake , River , Valley , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest


Mountainous , Rocky , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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