Summer vacation in the Altai Republic: what to do for a tourist

Altai tour on February 23

Practically all types of tourism are developed here: active, event, gastronomic, cultural, educational, ecological, medical

People go to Altai for emotions and impressions. Here, in the picturesque mountains with powerful energy, there will be entertainment for lovers of silence and spa treatments, and for fans of extreme sports, and, of course, for those who are interested in the history of the ancient Altai people, their legends and heroic epics.

You can learn more about the tourism product of the Altai Republic at the region's webinars as part of the Know Our 2020: Continuation exhibition.

All news and novelties of the travel industry in Russia can be found at the online exhibition for professionals of the travel industry "Know Our 2020: Continuation". From May 18 to May 31, federal and regional tour operators, tourist centers, hotels, resorts will present an assortment of tourist products that will be in demand and ready for sale after the movement restrictions are lifted.

As part of the exhibition, experts from the tourism industry of the Altai Republic held webinars:

Topic: “Altai Mountains. Features of an amazing region. Everything a travel agent needs to know. "

Presenter: Ekaterina Povarova, and. about. Minister of Natural Resources, Ecology and Tourism of the Altai Republic.

Topic: “Altai all year round. Group and family tours, MICE opportunities in the region, current programs for 2020-21. in the context of a pandemic and after the lifting of restrictive measures ”.

Moderators: Ekaterina Ksenofontova, senior manager of Altai-Info; Taisiya Andadikova, Director of Altai-Info; Tatyana Zyablitskaya, executive director of Altai-Aktiv-Tour LLC; Arzhan Chichkanov, director of Altai Expedition LLC.

Topic: "Possibilities of the tourist complex" Manzherok "in Altai, a variety of tours in the region from the company" Big Altai ", as well as retreats and corporate programs from" Altair-tour "".

Summer vacation in the Altai Republic: what to do for a tourist

Main impressions

What could be better than spending a holiday weekend in nature, in one of the most beautiful and protected corners of Russia! We invite you to an unforgettable journey across Altai. You will conquer mountain passes with fantastic views of snow-capped peaks, age-old pines and cedars covered with furry snow caps, visit places of Power, ancient historical monuments and see ice-free blue lakes where swans winter. Our journey will take place along the famous Chuisky Trakt, which is included in the TOP-5 most beautiful expensive roads in the world according to National Geographic. On this tour, you will touch the secrets of the ancient Places of Power, where unusually powerful energy reigns, plunge into the pristine purity of nature and the endless expanses of the amazing and mysterious world of ancient Altai. Fans of outdoor activities will find ski slopes, skiing and snowboarding, ice skating and cheesecakes, dog sledding and snowmobiling, horseback riding, a sauna with swimming in the ice hole. A cozy cedar house, fragrant mulled wine and a friendly atmosphere - this will be a real adventure!



06:30 - 07:00 Gathering of the tour participants in Novosibirsk, acquaintance with the guide and the group. 7:00 - 15:00 Transfer Novosibirsk - Manzherok. The route passes along the famous Chuysky tract, which is included in the TOP-5 of the most beautiful roads in the world according to National Geographic. On the way, we will make a stop in the village of Srostki, in the homeland of the great Soviet writer, actor and director V. ukshina. Here we will have a hearty lunch at the famous Srostkinsky market. After refreshing, we will go to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world - Lake Teletskoye. 7:00 - 18:00 Arrival in the village of Manzherok, accommodation at the camp site, dinner, rest.

Auto - 670 km, on foot - 5 km

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast. 0:00 - 13:00 There will be no time to be bored today! After breakfast, everyone can get a huge portion of adrenaline and positive emotions - a ski complex, dog sledding (husky) or snowmobiling awaits you. It will be an unforgettable experience! There is a rental service at the ski complex. A modern 8-seater gondola lift overcomes a vertical drop of more than 600 meters in 8.5 minutes and your eyes are presented with a view of the stunning panorama of the Altai mountains. The ski complex has a training slope (300 m.) With an area for learning snowboarding, a training area (100 m.) For the youngest guests of the complex and two 1,500 m long tracks for more experienced skiers and snowboarders, freeride skiing. If you don't want to ski or snowboard, you can take a funicular to Mount Sinyukha, from where you can see a fantastic panoramic view of Lake Manzherok, the mountains and the valley lying at your feet. Here you can enjoy cheesecake riding. If you definitely do not want to be active, then you have a chance to independently explore the Tavdinsky caves, where our ancestors lived about 5.00 years ago. 3:00 - 14:00 Lunch. 14:00 - 18:00 In the afternoon you will have a horse ride, dog sledding (Haxi). For lovers of downhill skiing or boarding, there is a ski complex.

Auto - 10 km, on foot - 5 km

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast. After breakfast we will go on a fascinating horse ride (paid additionally) to the Tolmen Pass, where you will discover picturesque mountain trails and magnificent panoramic landscapes! Horseback riding does not require riding skills, since all horses are specially trained and prepared for such rides. Sitting astride a beautiful horse, merging with it, you will have a wonderful opportunity with your whole being to feel the beauty of nature and the fullness of life. 3:00 -14: 00 Lunch. After strengthening and gaining strength, we will visit the Mountain Spirits gorge, where the ancient Altaians prayed to their Gods, asking them for help, healing from ailments and the birth of children. This place is imbued with the strongest energy. During the excursion, you will see the Zdorovya stream, the Che-Chkysh waterfall, find petroglyphs on the rocks and climb the observation mountain, from where a stunning view of the beauty Katun flowing below opens up. Then the group will go to the village of Chemal to see a place of extraordinary beauty - the island of Patmos. The steep rocky shores of the island are washed by the waters of the impetuous Katun, which at this point merges with the Chemal River. The confluence of the two rivers is clearly visible - the color of the water in Katun is turquoise, in Chemal it is almost black. The only way to get to the island is via a suspension bridge. The operating monastery of St. John the Theologian is located on the island. The island and the temple are named after the small Greek island of Patmos, where the holy Apostle John the Theologian once lived and prayed. Russian Patmos was consecrated in 1855, and in 1915 the old St. John the Theological Church was transferred to it. Next, we will have an excursion to the picturesque Chemal hydroelectric station, 18: 00 - 20:00 Return to the camp site, dinner, rest, bath

Auto - 80 km, horses - 20 km, on foot - 5 km

09:00 —10: 00 Festive breakfast, congratulations on February 23rd. 0:00 - 20:00 Return transfer. After breakfast, we will pack our things, leave our hostel and head back. On the way, we will visit the famous swan lake, where beautiful wild swans come to winter. In a short time you have seen only a very small part of the beauty, greatness, strength and power of Altai, but we can show you much more! We are sure that you will fall in love with Altai, keep in your memory its amazing nature, extraordinary mystical energy, and you will definitely come back here! 20: 00 - 21:00 Arrival in Novosibirsk (tentatively).

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