This tour is for ones who is ready to real adventures in the mountains and wishes to challenge. You will go trekking to the foot of Belukha 4506 m — the highest peak of Siberia and subdue legendary Kara-Tyurek Pass 3060 m which opens into amazing valleys of the Ak-Kem River and the Kucherla River.
- Avaliable: end of June — end of August
- Duration: 14 days
- Group: from 5 people
- Border permits: a special pass to enter the frontier zone shall be made up to 60 days before the trip.
Languages: English German French Italian
- Transfer time: 8 hours, 450 km
- Trekking distance: 142
- Trekking about 7-8 hours per day
- Elevation gain: 6250 m
- Baggage transport: horses
Day 1Meeting at the Gorno-Altaisk Airport. Visiting National Museum of Altai Republic. Transfer to Tungur village. Accommodation in tents at the camping base. Dinner in the national Altai style. Russian banya (sauna).
Day 2Transfer to Elan place by UAZ 4x4. Observing ancient Petroglyphs. Night we are spending in a camping in the middle of the way to the Kucherlinskoe lake (Ozek Ore place).
Day 3We reach up to the Kucherlinskoe lake, it is place number 1 to visit near Belukha Mountain!
Day 4Hiking route around Kucherlinskoe lake. The route is chosen depending on the weather and physical fitness of the group. Return to our camping near Kucherlinskoe lake in the evening.
Day 5We are rising up to Cedar camping place, here is the last water before Kara-Turek (means “Black heart”) pass.
Day 6Crossing the pass Kara-Turek (3060 meters above sea level). This day we will see Belukha mountain for first time. Staying near Ak-Kem river. This night we spend near the touristic base at the “Svoya Tropa Camping”.
Day 7-8Hiking routes. We choose 2 places to visit (hard or light hiking), depending on the status of our group). These days, we observe Belukha mountain everywhere. Places we can visit: Valley of 7 lakes, The Spirits lake, Alpinists Chapel, Stone Village of Rerikh.
Day 9Trekking to the Tekelyu camp, by the right side of Ak-kem river. Hiking to Tekelyu waterfall (the biggest waterfall in Altai, Height of fall ~60 meters).
Day 10Trekking will start by the hard rising up 2300 meters high Maximum height above the sea level on this day is 2600 meters. Then we reach Guldayry lake (2150 meters above the sea level), and stay there during the night.
Day 11On this day we walk by traverse trek without big elevation or descent. Average value of the height: about 2100 meters. Then we reach Tukhman camp.
Day 12On this day we observe Belukha last time, best panoramic views to Katun ridge. We lose altitude (about 1200 meters will be lost) during this day. Then we take mountain taxi “GAZ-66” and have mountain safari back to Tungur (about 14 km). Russian banya. Dinner in the national Altai style. We congratulate each other with passage of the route.
Day 13Transfer (450 km) to Gorno-Altaisk. Hostel accommodation.
Day 14Transfer to Gorno-Altaisk Airport. Flight to Moscow.
- Invitation for a tourist visa;
- English speaking guide;
- All transfers;
- Dropping of backpacks by a snowmobile;
- Accommodation: wooden houses with a stove, tourist bases;
- 3 meals a day;
- Entrance ticket to the reserve;
- All group equipment rent;
- Individual equipment (backpack, sleeping bag);
- Russian bath-house.
- Flights to Gorno-Altaisk and return tickets;
- Tourist visa;
- Individual equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, trekking boots, hiking poles);
- Expenses for souvenirs;
- Additional paid services.
Price from 1390 €
|Options||Per (persons / group)||Price|
|Comfortable accommodation at the camp site (1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th-8th, 12th days of the tour)||per person||about 8 €|
|Luggage storage at the camp site||per person||about 8 €|
|Moscow excursion tour||per person||about 8 €|
|Novosibirsk 1-day excursion tour||per person||about 8 €|