Welcome to Ozero Bolshoe Almatinskoe Area
About 1km past the park gate is the restaurant complex Tau Dastarkhan. The road forks 250m past here, at a spot known as GES-2 after a small hydroelectric station nearby. The right branch heads to the settlement of Alma-Arasan (4km). The left branch follows the Bolshaya Almatinka River upstream, passing another small hydroelectric station, GES-1, after 8km, and reaching Ozero Bolshoe Almatinskoe after a further 7km.
At the head of the Zhusalykezen Pass (3336m), 6km up to the southwest from the observatory is Kosmostantsia – mostly wrecked buildings belonging to scientific research institutes.