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    $855 p/p in USD
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Russian National Tourist Office

  • Russia
Destinations

Destinations

Russia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping

Tour Overview

We will travel throug the Altai mountains to the Mongolian border – a real adventure, which will be present in your mind for a long time! You’ll see the cleanest waterfalls, majestic mountain passes, light blue lakes and the main rivers of Altai mountains (Katun, Chuya and Chulishman). Also you’ll visit caves with ancient drawings in Kalbak-Tash area, taste national cuisine and hear famous throat singing in Altaian ail. Pass the whole Chuya trakt to the Mongolian border which is listed in the top 10 most beautiful roads in the world, go monorafting on mountain streams (absolutely safe) and see a lot of ancient cultural artefacts.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Walking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Altai
  • Activities:
    Walking Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Novosibirsk, Gorn-Altaysk or Barnaul airports, end in Novosibirsk, Gorn-Altaysk or Barnaul airports

Highlights

  • Length of the route: 2024 km
  • Regions covered by the tour: Onguday, Ulangay, Chemal
  • Tour type: Hiking and camping, moderate fitness
  • Total group size: 8-20
  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 855 per person

  • Additional charge for standard room with shower and WC in the room
  • From 200 GBP for single accommodation
  • Age restriction – participants must be 5 or older

What's Included

  • All transfers along the route
  • Half board meals (breakfast, dinner)
  • Accommodation in campsites as per program – 7 days/6 nights
  • 23 excursions en route + entrance fees
  • Guide instructor’s services – 1-2 pax
  • Munitions rent
  • Monorafting on Katun river

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Cableway to Manzherok Lake – 6 GBP per pax

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Russian National Tourist Office
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Russian National Tourist Office‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

0700: Meeting with the group at Novosibirsk airport, transfer to Altai Republic
0830: Meeting with the group at Gorn-Altaysk airport, transfer to the campsite
0900: Meeting with the group at Barnaul airport, transfer to Altai Republic

Today you will see Altai Republic for the first time. You will start your journey from Vasily Shukshin’s (a famous Russian writer) birthplace – Srostki Village. Later you’ll continue the journey and soon you’ll get to the Altai Republic border, where the monument to the tourist is located. After a short break you’ll move on to Manzherok Lake, where the cableway (additional charge approx. 6 GBP per pax) will deliver you to the peak of Sinjukha mountain, with majestic views of Katuun river valley and the lake itself.

After lunch on your own you’ll continue the route on Chuya trakt (listed in the top 10 most beautiful roads in the world). You will also pass Seminsky mountain pass and get into the most mysterious and honoured places of Altai – mystic Karakol valley. In the evening, accommodation in campsite, short tour of national Altai ail (small Altaian settlement) and tasting of Altai specialties.

  • Accommodation: Uch Enmek campsite, twin/double room, shower and WC on the floor
  • Meals: Dinner – Altaian specialties
  • Excursions: Srostki village, Manzherok settlement, Seminsky mountain pass, Altaian national ail

Today we’ll have a wonderful trip to Karakol valley and Natural Reserve Uch Enmek. This is a hotspot of tremendous value in the culture of Altaian folk. Throughout the centuries, a lot of shaman rituals and sacrificial offerings were conducted here. This place has a huge energetic potential, many artefacts of the valley are still not decoded and mountains, which have exact pyramidic shapes, bring a lot of mystery to this place. Located here is one of the most honoured mountains of Altai – Uch Enemek. Alataian folk believe that people coming here with clear thoughts will obtain triple more power of love and kindness. Excursion by car: 80 km, by foot: 6 km to the valley. In the evening – traditional throat singing in national ail and dinner.

  • Accommodation: Uch Enmek campsite, twin/double room, shower and WC on the floor
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Excursions: Tour of Natural Reserve Uch Enmek, throat singing in national ail

Today you’ll see dozens of picturesque views. See Chike-Taman mountain pass, ancient Turkic memorials, Tsaplinsky bridge and power place confluence of Chuya and Katun rivers; walk through petrogliphs complex Kalbak-Tash, where more than 5000 petrogliphs remained (from Stone Age to nowadays); visit Shilak waterfall and see the ancient part of Chuya trakt. After lunch at campsite – walk to Geyser pool and to Chuya River canyon. Workshop on playing komus – with supervision of tutor (not necessary part of the program). Dinner.

  • Accommodation: Rasul campsite, twin/double room, shower on the floor, WC in the room
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner

After breakfast we’ll move further on. Today our route is on Ulagan trakt through narrow clove. Visit Red Gates and Mercury Lake. Also today we will see legendary, under a cloak of mystery – Pasirik hills – Scythian burial valley. Based on expert estimates, the age of some hills is more than 20,000 years. It is one of the most mysterious Altaian places, full of powerful energy of Earth, which is the reason why in ancient legends only chosen ones can come here – strong warriors and shamans. After lunch we’ll get close to the Chulishman grounds with its reserves, grandiose mountain passes and Tsar-river – Chulishman. You’ll see with your own eyes marvelous mountain pass Katu-Yarik, which is really breathtaking.

  • Accommodation: Rasul campsite, twin/double room, shower on the floor, WC in the room
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Excursuions: Red Gates, Dead Lake, Kindelyu Lake, Ulagan mountain pass, Pasiryk hills, Katu-Yarik

Today you’ll see magnificent views of Northern-Chuya mountain chain with the peak, Aktru Bash, which is only 560 meters less than the main peak of Altai, Belukha mountain. You’ll see the culture of local nomads and harsh Chuya Steppe. Nature and climate here is totally different – you can definitely feel here the free winds of Mongolia. After lunch, close to the Russian-Mongolian border, you will visit one more famous sight of Altai – Altaian Mars. You will walk surrealistic landscapes and take fantastic photos. In the evening – big camp fire, BBQ dinner.

  • Accommodation: Rasul campsite, twin/double room, shower on the floor, WC in the room
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Excursions: Panoramic view of Northern-Chuya mountain chain, mineral spring, Mars, Kosh-Agach

Today we will move from Chibit settlement to Elanda settlement. After lunch you’ll experience rafting on Katun River and excursion to Patmos island. In Chemal settlement you will see the most popular place in Altai mountains – Patmos Island (Sanctuary, located on the island in the middle of the river), walk on hanging bridge, soak up the beauty of the confluence of the Chemala and Katun rivers (water color is different). Accommodation in campsite, farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation: Elanda campsite, twin/double economy room, shower and WC on the territory
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Excursions: Monorafting on Katun river, Kamishlin waterfall, Patmos island, Chemal Hydro-power electric station

0800-0900: Breakfast, check out from campsite.

Drive to craftsmen village, Askat, musical workshop playing different folk instruments. We’ll try komus, globular flute, drums, tambourine and try to perform our first etno-music concert. Later on, we will depart to the big complex of solutional caves, where in the New Stone Age ancient people lived. Afterwards we will visit one of the best honey farms of Chemal region, where you’ll see how bees collect honey in natural environment.

1500-2300: Transfer to Gorno-Altaysk / Barnaul / Novosibirsk.

  • Arrive in Gorno-Altaysk: 1600
  • Arrive in Barnaul: 1900
  • Arrive in Novosibirsk 2300
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