Arrival to Almaty. We will climb higher to the fir forest and meadows of the Tien Shan. Two nights at the Observatory. The rocky peaks and peaks above the meadows are the nesting sites of the Himalayan snowcock, which marks its territory with a loud cry. At the foot of the blooming marble valley is the Bolshoi Almaty Lake - a reservoir above the dam, the shores of which are an excellent breeding ground for the sticklebacks. This area is a paradise for botanists. The slopes of the low mountains are covered with thickets of honeysuckle, dog-rose and cotoneaster, in addition, such a rare and endemic curl Mushketov grows here. Even higher - the Sivers apple tree and the common apricot, a huge number of blooming cyanosis, the fighter of the white-tongued, the mountaineer and the powerful Eremurus robustus. The beautiful forests of the candle-like Tien Shan fir are a real home for the creeping Goodyera and the endemic saffron jaundice, and the variety of species of wrestler, geranium, primrose, violet and catchment is simply amazing. Near the river, there is a Cortusa, parnassia glauca and a thorns. A little higher, in the subalpine zone, a tall juniper grows, which is characteristic of these places. The flowers here are simply amazing, among them are large Trollius (Altai Trollius and Siberian Trollius), large-flowered snakehead, elongated anemone, bear root, Primula algida and many others. The Alpine belt is another find with its Sibbaldia tetrandra, bright red rhodiola, pyrethrum, Arnebia, Isopyrum with large-flowered and innumerable astragalus, Pedicularis, Potentilla, gentian and acuminous. It is also home to a large number of birds: the pale and black-throated accentor, black-breasted ruby-necks, dull warbler, gray-bellied warbler, painted titmouse, juniper lentils and juniper gannets. Great turtledove, blue-colored redstart and Eversman's redstart, falcon, crossbill and king finch live and breed in the fir forests of the Tien Shan. After lunch of the 14th day, return to Almaty.