Altai wonder of the world. Stone mushrooms

Wake up in a warm wooden house, go out on the veranda at dawn, and there are huge mountains all around! This journey will give you magical feelings and unforgettable emotions. These views turn your head, excite your consciousness, and change reality.

You will see the Chuisky tract, Geyser Lake, the Kurai Steppe, Altai Mars, the Red Gate, Lake Uch-Kel, the huge Katu-Yaryk pass, a bird's–eye view of the Chulyshman Valley, descend into the Chulyshman Valley, refresh yourself at the beautiful Kurkure waterfall and explore the Altai wonder of the world - Stone mushrooms growing from the ground.

Location

Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 3 – 7 Jul
    • 31 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 21 – 25 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Altai Mars
Let's take cool photos against the background of the alien landscapes of the Kyzyl-Chin tract
A bizarre mystery of nature
We will see one of the wonders of Russia, stone kurums constantly growing out of the ground, resembling mushrooms in shape
A cozy corner in the mountains
We will live in an atmospheric recreation center with a view of the mountains, if desired, cook dinner on the grill and steam in the sauna

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Gorno-Altaysk. Chui Highway Tour

    9:00 Meeting of tourists at the airport of Gorno-Altaisk.

    The Seminsky, Chike-taman passes, the confluence of Chuya and Katuni.

    Lunch at the cafe of the Altai national cuisine (not included in the price).

    15:00 Geyser Lake and view of the Kurkure glacier.

    16:00 Check-in at the store and check-in at the atmospheric recreation center with mountain views, dinner on the grill (not included in the price), sauna on request.

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  • Day 2 - Altai Mars
  • Day 3 - Tour of the Ulagan highway. Descent to the Chulyshman Valley
  • Day 4 - Stone mushrooms. Additional excursions
  • Day 5 - Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The difficulty is basic, a lot of hiking, no special training is required.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation at the recreation center “Zeleny Kolobok”, “Stone mushrooms”, “Barrel".

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

  • in a 2-bed room with on–site facilities - 36,900 rubles;
  • in a 3-bed room with in–room amenities - 37,900 rubles;
  • in a 2-bed room with full comfort – 39,900 rubles.

Single accommodation is possible with an additional payment, the additional payment is calculated net individually. Perhaps an additional one. place.

Recreation center "Zeleny Kolobok" 2 nights

The Green Kolobok campsite is located in the village of Aktash. This is an eco-campsite built of the safest possible eco-friendly materials, mainly made of wood. Accommodation in cabins with full or partial comfort is possible.

Some rooms have a balcony and/or dining area. Bed linen is provided.

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Recreation center "Stone mushrooms" 1 night
Recreation center "Barrel" 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk

Included in price

  • bus transfer;
  • accommodation at recreation centers;
  • the excursion program;
  • entrance tickets;
  • breakfast (except the day of arrival);
  • insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Barnaul, Novosibirsk or Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • nutrition: 
    • breakfast on the day of arrival: the average check is 400 rubles.;
    • lunches and dinners: the average check is 500 rubles.;
  • tick insurance 300 rubles.;
  • additional excursions:
    • Chuisky meanders (drop to the observation deck overlooking the Chuya River and the North Chuisky glacier in the panorama) – 2,500 rubles per person;
    • Ular waterfalls (tour to two beautiful waterfalls) – 2,000 rubles per person;
    • sunrise meeting at an altitude of 3038 m, jeep tour to the Aktau repeater – 3,000 rubles per person;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. A small backpack for carrying small items (water bottles, napkins, etc.).
  2. Trekking shoes.
  3. Socks, preferably cotton, at least 2-3 pairs.
  4. Warm clothes (sweatshirt or sweater, beanie, thermal underwear, etc.).
  5. Comfortable outerwear that does not restrict movement, windproof windbreaker, raincoat.
  6. Headdress (cap, hat, bandana, etc.).
  7. Sunglasses and sun protection products with a high degree of protection (UF 40-50).
  8. Lightweight T-shirts, T-shirts, shirts, including long sleeves.
  9. Personal hygiene products.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 412
    3 – 7 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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    31 Jul – 4 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 412
    21 – 25 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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