Multa Lakes are a real gem of Gorny Altai, they are situated in the territory of Katun Biosphere Reserve which is included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. This tour has been prepared with maximum comfort for you. You will spend all nights throughout the route in warm houses with a furnace, food and rucksacks will be dropped to the base camp by a snowmobile. You will be able to enjoy the protogenic beauty of the nature, to find yourself in hard-to-reach mountain valleys where frozen rivers and lakes are hidden. Skiing about 6-7 hours per day.
Agency commission: 15%
- Languages: English German French Italian
- Avaliable: end of February – middle of March
- Duration: 11 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
What's the plan?
Day 1Flight from Moscow to Gorno-Altaisk or Barnaul. Meeting at the airport. Visiting the National A. V. Anokhin Museum. Transfer to Maralnik Settlement by minivan (8-9 hours, 420 km).
Day 2Radial route out to the forester’s house. We test equipment, fit ski-bindings to your shoes, check physical preparation of the participants, in a word we make up our mind to go on a serious ski trip.
Day 3Passage to the mountain shelter on the shore of Lower Multa Lake (1627 m above the sea level). Accommodation in a wooden house.
Day 4Radial skiing to the panoramic top. The picturesque panorama of the Multa River and the Krepkaya River valleys will impress everybody!
Day 5Our way lies on the surface of Lower and Middle Multa Lakes (1650 m above the sea level), and then moving along the bed of the Multa River we will reach Upper Multa Lake (1860 m above the sea level). Return to the base.
Day 6Route to Lake Kuyguk which is at the height of 2200m above the sea level. From the mouth of the Kuyguk River our way will lie in the Kuyguk Valley at the foot of the mountains. It is a really picturesque place! Return to the base.
Day 7Day’s rest. We need this day to have a rest and to accumulate power for the next walking day which will be the most difficult day of the trip.
Day 8Route to Lake Poperechnoye (the height is 1885 m above the sea level). Return to the base.
Day 9Return to Maralnik Settlement by snowmobile (by sledge). Final Dinner. We congratulate each other with a successful passage of the route!
Day 10Leaving for Gorno-Altaisk. Stop at Verkhniy Uymon Settlement. Visiting of museums: the Museum of History and Culture of Uymon Valley, the Museum of Local History, N.K.Roerich Museum. Arrival in Gorno-Altaisk, hostel accommodation.
Day 11Transfer to the airport of Gorno-Altaisk. Departure to Moscow.
Included / Not included
invitation for a tourist visa
dropping of backpacks by a snowmobile
accommodation according the program
entrance ticket to the reserve
all group equipment rent
russian bath-house 3 times
visiting the National museum in Gorno-Altaisk and local museum in the Verkhniy Uymon
flight to Gorno-Altaisk and return ticket
tourist visa fee
individual equipment (backpack, ski equipment)
additional paid services