Altai

Ski-tour Altai-Aktru

Ski-tour Altai-Aktru:  magnificent adventure for skiers. It is suited for those, who are bored with prepared tracks and huge crowds of people. Aktru features extended skiing when other resorts are already close for the season. The Aktru valley, wilderness and remoteness from civilization give an opportunity to feel like a pioneer, to discover an entertaining world of backcountry and to see with your own eyes primordial nature of Mongolian Altay.

Important characteristics:
In Aktru it’s better to have some mountaineering skills: using ligaments and moving on closed glaciers.
Descents are up to 1500 m. The most of downhills are made on open and tourists can observe landscapes well. The route starts on 2000 m above the sea level. Ice climbing can be add as well. 7-12 hours of daily ski-touring, 8 days.
It’s more professional tour for people who would like to use their skills in a new territotry. For Aktru it’s necessary to use mountaineering equipment as well.
  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: Januar — March
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: A special pass to enter the frontier zone shall be made up to 30 days before the trip
Languages: English
  • Skiing time: from 6 to 9 hours per day
  • Accommodation: cottage, huts for 2-4 persons
  • Total transfer: 807 km
Day 1
Arrival and transfer. Arrival at Gorno-Altaisk airport. Transfer to Kurai Village (1500 m). In the way we’ll stop to have lunch. Then we’ll take another transfer in an off-road car to Aktru mountain hut (2150 m).
Day 2
Ski day. 2 km ski tour to Uchitel pass (3000 m).
Day 3
Ski day. 7 km ski tour to peak Kupol trjeh ozer (3527 m). In the evening banya (Russian sauna). Dinner.
Day 4
Ski day. 7.5 km ski tour via Small Aktru glacier to Snezhnaya peak (3655 m). In the evening banya (Russian sauna).
Day 5
Rest day. Rest day to recover. If you wish we can go for some runs to some close slopes. At evening you’ll be able to enjoy a Banya -the Russian national sauna.
Day 6
Ski day. 7 km Ski tour to Znachkistov pass (3300 m) or Stagerov peak (3720 m). Descent to Blue Lake (2900 m). Night in a small hut near the lake.
Day 7
Ski day. 5 km ski tour to the Aktru pass (3920 m) or to Mt. Aktru (4044 m), the highest point of the valley. Descent by Big Aktru glacier to the Aktru mountain hut (2150 m). In the evening banya (Russian sauna). Dinner.
Day 8
Ski day (or rest day). 8 km ski tour to the Fizkulturnik pass (3500 m) by Big Aktru glacier.
Day 9
Short ski day and descent to Kurai steppe. Luggage transported with off-road car. Transfer to Gorno-Altaisk. Night in the hotel "Igman". A farewell dinner.
Day 10
Departure. Breakfast. End of the program. Transfer to the airport.
Included
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • Tourist visa
  • Guiding services
  • All group equipment
  • Three meals a day on the route
  • Accommodation in the according to the program
  • All transport services throughout the program
  • Laundry free
  • Meeting at the Gorno-Altaisk airport and transfer to the airport on the last day
  • Transfer on GAZ-66 to/from the Aktru mountain camp
  • Accommodation at the hotel of Gorno-Altaisk after the active part (day 9) - 1 night
  • Banya 4 visits (4 times in Aktru) or the shower
  • Coffee and tea unlimited
  • Mini-bar
  • Satellite phone
Not included
  • Flight to Gorno-Altaisk and back
  • Tourist visa
  • Alcohol
  • Souvenirs
  • Additional paid services
  • Tips
  • Single accommodation
  • Extra banya in the mountain camp Aktru
  • Breakfast on the first day
Price from 1860
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