Altay mountains ski touring program in Aktru valley

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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.
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  • Languages: English
  • 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
  • Accomodation:
  • Skiing time: from 6 to 9 hours per day
  • Accommodation: cottage, huts for 2-4 persons
  • Total transfer: 807 km
What's the plan?
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.
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