Belukha is the heart of Asia. Hiking with pack horses

Belukha is the highest peak in Siberia, consisting of Western (4440m) and Eastern Belukha (4506m) separated by a saddle. Glaciers on its slopes, with a total area of ​​70 sq. km, give rise to the sources of the amazingly beautiful and largest river in the Altai Mountains – the Katun. In 1995 the Belukha Natural Park was created, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to one of the legends, Mount Belukha is the future Northern Shambhala. This place is associated with the name of N.K. Roerich and annually attracts hundreds of admirers of the teachings of the great artist, philosopher and scientist. We invite you to make an unforgettable journey to the foot of this majestic peak, which has a special magnetism and enchanting beauty.

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk cities
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 19 – 27 Jun
    • 7 – 15 Jul
    • 16 – 24 Jul
    • 25 Jul – 2 Aug
    • 3 – 11 Aug
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Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk cities
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Chuysky tract
We will drive along the famous Chuisky tract among rocky ridges of the Altai Mountains
Lake Kucherla
We will visit a beautiful lake with icy blue water among high mountains
Kara-Turek pass
Pass pouring type is 1A level of difficulty of trekking, with 3060 m height
Camping
We will camp in the most beautiful Altay places

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure to the village of Ust-Koksa

    Departure to the village of Ust-Koksa.

    Departure from Novosibirsk at 20:00 (local time, MSK + 4) the day before the start of the trip. Place of departure – st. Soviet, 65.

    Departure from Barnaul at 23:50 (local time, MSK + 4) the day before the start of the trip. Place of departure – restaurant and hotel complex "Oblepikha" (Novoaltaysk, Dorozhnaya st., 13).

    Departure from Gorno-Altaisk (airport) at 11:00.

    The road passes along the famous Chuisky tract among the rocky ridges of the Altai Mountains, then along the Kansk steppe to the Uimon valley.

    Arrival to the village of Ust-Koksa. Accommodation in a tent camp.

    Getting equipment. Briefing.

    Dinner. Dating evening.

    Length: 825 km from Novosibirsk / 640 km from Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) / 375 km from Gorno-Altaisk by car; 3 km on foot.
    Meals included: lunch, dinner in a cafe. Food on the road is at your own expense.

  • Day 2 - Rise along the river Kucherla
  • Day 3 - Lake Kucherla
  • Day 4 - Trekking to the Kara-Turek pass
  • Day 5 - Climbing the Kara-Turek pass
  • Day 6 - The Ak-kemsky glacier and lake of mountain spirits
  • Day 7 - The gorge of the Ak-Oyuk river and the valley of seven lakes
  • Day 8 - Descent along the Ak-Kem river
  • Day 9 - Descent to Ust-Koksa
  • Day 10 - Leaving
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

Duration of the active part: 8 days.

The length of the active part: 158 km by car + 99 km (+10 km) on foot

Good physical fitness is required.

Accommodation

Comfort
  • Basic

Overnight stays in 2-3 local tourist tents throughout the route.

You can live in a separate tent alone with no extra charge (in this case, you will have to carry the tent on your own when there are no horses).

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk cities

Included in price

  • 3 meals a day (except meals while on the road);
  • service according to the program;
  • services of guides;
  • tourist equipment: tents, sleeping bags, mats, backpacks, campfire equipment, awning, first aid kit;
  • medical insurance and accident insurance on the active part of the route: MS – 450000, SNS – 50000;
  • medical insurance and accident insurance on the inactive part of the route: MC – 150,000, SNS – 50,000;
  • transfer Ust-Koksa – Tungur – Ust-Koksa, transportation Tungur – Elan (2nd day), Triberyoza – Tungur (9th day);
  • horses for transporting food and public equipment (2,3,4,5 days of the route);
  • excursion to the village of Upper Uimon (10 day);
  • entrance tickets to the museums of the Old Believers and the Roerich family;
  • recreational fees;
  • accommodation in a mountain camping near Ak-Kemsky lake (5,6,7 days of the route) with a wardroom, tents, gas equipment and a toilet;
  • accommodation in tents on the territory of the Altair tourist complex (1,9 days);
  • storage of personal belongings in the village Ust-Koksa for the duration of the active part of the route.

Paid extra

  • plane and train tickets to Novosibirsk / Barnaul / Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • food on the road;
  • transport delivery to Ust-Koksa:
  1. Novosibirsk – Ust-Koksa – Novosibirsk – RUB 7,000;
  2. Barnaul (Novoaltaisk) – Ust-Koksa – Barnaul (Novoaltaisk) – RUB 6,600;
  3. Gorno-Altaisk – Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaisk – RUB 5,000;
  • transport delivery prices for children under 14:
  1. Gorno-Altaisk – Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaisk – RUB 4,200;
  2. Barnaul (Novoaltaisk) – Ust-Koksa – Barnaul (Novoaltaisk) – RUB 5,800;
  3. Novosibirsk – Ust-Koksa – Novosibirsk – RUB 6,000;
  • flight from Gorno-Altaisk to Ust-Koksa and back (the fastest way to get to Ust-Koksa, tickets are purchased independently);
  • bath:
  • Kucherlinskoye Lake (3rd day) – from RUB 2,000 per hour;
  • lake Ak-Kem (5th, 6th, 7th days) – from RUB 1,500 per hour;
  • eco tourist complex "Altair" (1st, 9th days) – RUB 1,000 per hour;
  • shower at "Altair" – RUB 300;
  • laundry at "Altair" – RUB 300.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • passport;
  • a warm jacket;
  • waterproof clothing;
  • trekking boots;
  • boots (preferably made of foamed polyurethane);
  • trekking poles (possible to rent at the tourist complex before the start of the route);
  • sneakers and slates (light slippers);
  • a seat made of carimat;
  • warm tracksuit and warm hat;
  • cotton gloves;
  • t-shirts 2-3 pcs;
  • shorts;
  • woolen socks 2 pairs;
  • thin socks 3-4 pairs;
  • a sun cap;
  • sunglasses and cream;
  • a swimsuit / swimming trunks;
  • a lantern;
  • a jackknife;
  • matches;
  • batteries;
  • personal utensils;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • personal first aid kit: corn plasters, bandage, elastic bandage, iodine, painkillers, cold medicines;
  • individual masks for moving in transport, sanitizer.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 559
    19 – 27 Jun 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 559
    7 – 15 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 559
    16 – 24 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    25 Jul – 2 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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    3 – 11 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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