Most of the Altai Republic lies in the highlands. The republic lives on tourism: it has ecologically clean and diverse nature (Gorno-Altaysk is officially recognized as the cleanest city in Russia), and excellent opportunities for recreation. It is here that the highest mountain in Siberia, Belukha, is located.
In winter they go to Altai to go downhill skiing, and in summer they go horseback riding and, of course, go for trekking. Most of the tourist routes pass through protected areas. The "Golden Mountains of Altai" are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: two reserves - around Lake Teletskoye and on the Ukok plateau, and the Belukha peak.
Routes for multi-day trips in Gorny Altai were formed back in Soviet times, there are many of them. and they are well-trodden and landscaped. A new service offered by many organizers of such routes is a hike accompanied by horses carrying backpacks and other equipment. There are many horses in Altai, and equestrian tourism is very common.
If your route passes through the territory of the reserve, you will need permission from its administration and payment of an environmental fee. The Altai Republic borders on Kazakhstan and Mongolia, while traveling through the territories of the Katunsky Reserve, you need to keep this in mind - there are border areas.
It should also be remembered that the nature of Altai is really completely untouched. Here, however, you can meet wild animals - bears or large deer. There has never been a single case of an attack in Altai - animals are usually cautious, but the basic rules of behavior are worth knowing. In the habitats of bears, it is better to have a full break and walk noisily, and pack odorous food supplies as tightly as possible and keep them not in tents, but at a distance from the camp.
Remember also that Altai is a tick-infested area, so anti-tick drugs are required!
With cellular communication and the Internet in the mountainous regions of Altai, there is more likely nothing than anything, but in the villages the network catches (differently for different operators, so it is better to have several SIM cards), and in the most advanced camp sites sometimes have wi-fi.
This is an adventure for the experienced hiker. We have to do a really long way through the Mountains, rivers and off-road of Gorny Altai.
We will raft along the majestic Katun, go deep into the mountains, overcome the passes, see the truly wild and untouched nature of the Altai Mountains with crystal clear rivers, lakes, mesmerizing waterfalls and “forest inhabitants”.
And we will also have an incredibly starry sky, clean air, gatherings by the fire, swimming in lakes, picking berries and mushrooms, great photos and a lot of impressions.
We will visit the Katunsky nature reserve, Multinskie lakes, Shavlinsky lakes, climb a mountain peak, ride the Gaz-66 all-terrain vehicles and raft along the Katun.
Passes. For Russians, the registration of a pass is not required, for citizens of other countries, the period for issuing a pass is at least 2 months. Choose your trip dates in advance!
Features of the hike:
Meeting of the group in Barnaul. Transfer to the village of Ust-Koksa. The road takes all day, food on the way to the cafe (not included in the price), we also recommend having a snack and water with you. The first stop for lunch is 3-4 hours later.
In the evening we will be accommodated at the recreation center in tents. We have supper and rest.
Breakfast, briefing, camp collection. We sit down in a GAZ-66 all-terrain vehicle and drive to the beginning of the cascade of lakes - to the Lower Multinskoe Lake. There are impressive views along the way. Well, then the walking part of the adventure begins!
Hiking tour along the most interesting paths of Altai. We go light without backpacks. Incredible landscapes are waiting for you. We will visit the foot of the sacred peak - Aktru, go to the glacier.
Excursions and walks in the most beautiful places of Altai are waiting for you. During the day you can sunbathe in the sun, at night you can burn a fire. Take a steam bath and swim in icy lakes!
Meeting guests in Barnaul at 8:30 local time (MSK + 4) on the Sovetov Square. We load things, leave at 9:00. Travel time will take about 10 hours. We can pick you up from Biysk or Gorno-Altaysk.
Today we will go on an exciting trekking to the Devil's Finger rock. An incredible view of the beautiful Katun opens from the cliff.
After the hike, we will go to the Seminsky pass, which is the longest in Altai. We will walk among the tall cedars to the observation deck.
At the pass, you can stroll through the stalls and take souvenirs as a keepsake.
Home • Travel • Trekking to the foot of Belukha
What is this
Hiking to Mount Belukha - the highest point of Siberia
Packhorses will carry general equipment part of the route
We will reach the Akkem glacier
We will see the Chuisky tract - 5th place in the rating of the most beautiful roads in the world according to National Geographic
Let's conquer the Kara-Turek pass at an altitude of 3,060 meters!
And we also promise many mountains, waterfalls, cedar forests, rivers and lakes!
Meeting and transfer to the village of Tungur
We will meet you at the airport of Barnaul or Gorno-Altaysk. Then - transfer to the Barangol village, it is 300 or 40 kilometers, depending on which airport you arrive at. And from there there will be a transfer to the village of Tungur, it is still about 400 kilometers and 7-8 hours on the way.
We will publish dates and prices for this trip soon
What is this
Hike in one of the most amazing places in Gorny Altai
Let's walk 60 kilometers!
Let's admire mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests and rivers
Let's drive along the Chuisky tract, it is included in the top 5 most beautiful roads in the world according to National Geographic
Tents can be replaced with cabins with a small surcharge!
You can fish and pick mushrooms/berries
We guarantee real active rest and adventure :)
Arrival and transfer to the route
400 kilometers by car, 7-8 hours on the road
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