Altai World Tour

Sightseeing tour with visiting mostly liked highlights of Altai Republic. The route covers the most picturesque places of Altai Mountains: Chuya Highway, Inegen village, Aktru valley, Chulyshman valley, Teletskoye lake. The hiking program includes breathtaking trekking to Lake Goluboye (2840 m) and 3 Lakes Kupol summit (3556 m), hike to the Uchar waterfall. All accommodation is comfortable, without overnights in tents. The important feature of this tour: border permits isn't required. Hiking about 4-6 hours per day.


  • snow peaks more than 3000 meters high in picturesque Aktru valley

  • Kuray steppe - amazing view of the North Chuysky Ridge

  • Teletskoye lake - the Baikal Lake's “little brother”

  • unique flora and fauna of Chulyshman valley

  • meeting with Altaian people

  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: June — September
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: no needed
Languages: English German French Italian
  • Group: 4 pax
  • Total transfer: 850 km
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Hiking about 4-6 hours per day
Day 1
Meeting at the airport Gorno-Altaisk/Barnaul. Visiting National Museum of Anokhin in Gorno-Altaisk. Transfer by van to Chemal region. Check in to the hotel. After lunch, excursion in Chemal: walk to Patmos Island, the observation deck of Che-Сhkysh Gorge.
Day 2
Walking in the forests and along the river and free time. Options: rafting, sightseeing tours.
Day 3
Riding along the famous Chuya Highway to the southern part of Gorny Altai. On the way: Seminski Pass – the highest pass in Chuya Highway (1717 m), Chike-Taman Pass (1295 m), the place where the Chuya River and the Katun River confluence. Accommodation in the Altai ail at the Inegen agricultural farm. In the evening 2h visit to springs around Inegen.
Day 4
Walking tour around the farm area. Options: excursion to a viewpoint and hiking Argut river mouth, horseback riding, rafting.
Day 5
At the morning transfer to Kuray. Stop in Kurayskaya steppe. Panoramic view of the snow peaks of the North Chuysky Ridge up to 4000 m high. Boarding 4x4 car and transfer to Aktru mountain camp (2150 m). In the evening walk in the territory of the camp. Accommodation in huts for 2-4 persons in the mountain camp.
Day 6
Hiking along the Aktru River, past the sheep-like rock, up to the glacier Bolshoy Aktru to Lake Goluboe (Blue Lake) 2840 m. Return to the mountain camp.
Day 7
Outing to the glacier and climbing 3 Lakes Kupol peak (3556 m). The peak opens into the North Chuya and South Chuya Ridge. When the weather is fine, Mount Belukha can be seen well. Return to the mountain camp. Banya in the evening. If the weather is bad, climbing to the Uchitel Pass will be alternative (3100 m).
Day 8
Leaving from the mountain camp. Transfer to the Katu-Yaryk Pass which is one of the most picturesque passes in Altai. On the way – visit to Geyzernoye Lake, ”Pazyryk burial mounds” – small hiking (1,5-2 km). Arrival in the Chulyshman Valley. Hiking to the Kurkure Falls 5-6 km (upon wish).
Day 9
Hiking to the largest cascade waterfall of Altai - Chulchinsky or Uchar. The height of the water fall is more than 160 meters. The hiking part is 11 km one way. Return to the tourist base.
Day 10
Early leaving from the tourist camp. Crossing the Chulyshman River by boats, hiking to the rocks called Kamennye griby (Mushroom rocks) (1,5 km). Return to the car and continuing the way. Crossing of the Teletskoye Lake from the south to the north by boat. On the way – visiting the Korbu Falls. Accommodation at the guesthouse in Artybash.
Day 11
Rest at Teletskoye Lake. Hiking in the neighborhood of Artybash, visiting the observatory point on Tilan-Tuu Mount. In the evening transfer to Gorno-Altaisk. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 12
Transfer to Gorno-Altaisk Airport.
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • English speaking guide
  • All transfers
  • Mountain safari by mountain taxi “GAZ-66” and “UAZ”
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Russian bath-house
  • Rent of boat at Chulyshman River
  • Motor boat on Teletskoye Lake
Not included
  • Flights to Gorno-Altaisk and return tickets
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Tourist visa fees
  • Individual equipment (backpack, trekking boots, hiking poles)
  • Tasting Altai dishes at the tourist camp Inegen
  • Single accommodation
  • Expenses for souvenirs
  • Additional paid services
Price from 2300
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