The second way: By car
Getting from Almaty to Big Almaty Lake by car is very easy. A good asphalt road, along which are located a lot of cafes and restaurants, will quickly lead you to this realm of beauty and grandeur of nature. In addition, there is only one road, and it is simply impossible to get lost. But to go in bad weather, or sit behind the wheel of an inexperienced driver is not recommended: to the Big Almaty Lake is not a smooth road, and streamers with a lot of sharp turns, narrow sections and places where able to finish rockfall.
Big Almaty Lake is located 15 km from Almaty. Leaving the city is most convenient along the street Dulati. From the intersection of st. Saina and Dulati follow the 9.4 km towards the mountains, then slowly rotate the fork left and go down the road another 14.3 km. Before reaching the tube, turn left onto the Passage gorge (according to the sign "Hotel Alpine Rose") and drive another 1.1 km. In total, the road takes no more than an hour and a half.
On the way there will be an eco-post - an environmental fee should be paid there (447 tenge).