Climbing the Actra

We are going to conquer Aktra, one of the most famous peaks in Altai. This four-kilometer-high pyramid has always attracted many climbers and mountain tourists to the area. 

After climbing with us, you will see the diverse Altai — green glades with century-old cedars, the endless starry sky above your tent on the Blue Lake, sparkling glaciers and valleys of the North Chui ridge and much more. Altai is different for everyone and we invite you to get to know it better!

Location

Russia, Altai Territory, Barnaul
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 8 Jun
    • 15 – 22 Jun
    • 13 – 20 Jul
    • 27 Jul – 3 Aug
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Accommodation
  • or
    Tent, Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Tent
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Extreme
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
18 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Altai Territory, Barnaul
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Blue Lake
We will walk along a picturesque path to a high-altitude lake of all shades of turquoise, located at an altitude of 2840 meters
Hiking romance
The field kitchen, cozy evenings around the campfire, guitar songs and the starry sky will become our faithful companions
The top of the Actru
The highest point of the area, the height is 4044 meters. There are several climbing routes, the most popular are ridge 3A and 2A

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting in Barnaul. Transfer to Kurai along the Chui tract, accommodation in a camp at a campsite

    Meeting of participants in Barnaul.

    At 8 a.m. we leave for the Altai Republic along the famous Chui highway, which is one of the ten most beautiful roads in Russia according to National Geografic.

    On the way, we will stop for lunch and dinner at a cafe.

    After arriving in Kurai, we will take an all-terrain vehicle directly to the base camp at an altitude of 2200 meters.

    On the way: 10 hours by minibus, 3 hours by passenger SUV
    Accommodation: in tents on the territory of the campsite

  • Day 2 - Acclimatization, climbing Teacher Pass
  • Day 3 - Trekking to the Blue Lake
  • Day 4 - Climbing to the top of Yubileynaya through the pass of the Icon. Acclimatization, skills training
  • Day 5 - Ascent to the Acting
  • Day 6 - Reserve
  • Day 7 - Descent to the base camp
  • Day 8 - Aktru — Kurai — Barnaul
Difficulty
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

Climbing Aktra is a mountaineering route of category 2A or 3A. Nevertheless, the mountain is also within the power of beginners with good physical fitness, focus on results and under the guidance of an experienced guide.

Our guides will teach you the necessary skills before climbing.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    Tent, Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Tent
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Accommodation in three-person tents on the territory of the Altai-Aktru base (there is a warm toilet, shower) — 3 nights.

If desired, you can stay in the rooms of the base itself. The cost of a double room starts from 4,500 rubles.

Accommodation in tents on the Blue Lake — 4 nights.

Tent camp on the territory of the Altai-Aktru base or Room at the Altai —Aktru base 3 nights
Campground on the Blue Lake 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
18 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Altai Territory, Barnaul

Included in price

  • medical insurance for all active days of the tour;
  • all consultations on preparation, selection of clothes, etc.;
  • travel from Barnaul to Kurai and back;
  • transfer of participants to the Aktru valley and back on cross-country transport;
  • accommodation in tents on the territory of the base (3 nights);
  • meals on the route (including snacks for crossings and climbing);
  • the work of guides (one guide for four participants);
  • a full-fledged group first aid kit (guides know how to use it);
  • group climbing equipment for climbing (ropes, ice drills, guy ropes, etc.);
  • group camping equipment (snow shovels, boilers, burners, gas);
  • visit to the bathhouse;
  • a branded gift.

Paid extra

  • tickets from your city to Barnaul and back;
  • meals on the road Barnaul — Kurai, Kurai — Barnaul;
  • rent of personal climbing equipment;
  • medical insurance for persons over 60 years of age (surcharge).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

The weather in the mountains is unpredictable. There may be a calm and the sun is shining, or there may be a knocking down wind and visibility of 1 meter. Therefore, we must be ready for all four seasons at the same time.

The best option is to dress in layers. Depending on the weather, remove or add layers. And, of course, it is important to have waterproof clothes and good comfortable shoes.

Clothing and shoes:

  • cotton socks;
  • trekking socks — 1-2 pairs;
  • insulated socks (wool, fleece for sleeping);
  • lingerie;
  • thermal underwear — 1-2 sets;
  • T-shirt;
  • lightweight hiking pants;
  • fleece pants;
  • wind- and moisture-proof trousers (membrane);
  • fleece jacket;
  • wind and moisture proof jacket (membrane);
  • down jacket (or warm with synthetic insulation);
  • the hat is warm;
  • buff;
  • hat under the helmet;
  • fleece gloves — 2 pairs;
  • insulated mittens — 1-2 pairs;
  • mountain boots (mountaineering);
  • trekking sneakers or trekking boots;
  • light slippers or sandals;
  • swimsuit.

  Personal equipment:

  • headlamp (plus spare batteries);
  • tracking sticks;
  • sunglasses (protection category at least 3);
  • gaiters for shoes;
  • backpack 90-120 l (with rain cover);
  • rain cape (raincoat);
  • karemat (mat) 12 mm thick;
  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature is not higher than -5);
  • mug, plate, spoon, knife;
  • thermos 0.7-1 l and water bottle;
  • matches in waterproof packaging;
  • individual first aid kit;
  • powerbank;
  • sunscreen cream (factor of at least 30);
  • lipstick is hygienic;
  • personal hygiene products (toothbrush and toothpaste, soap);
  • towel;
  • toilet paper;
  • wet wipes.

Personal climbing equipment (can be rented from us)

  • helmet;
  • safety system (gazebo);
  • self-insurance mustache;
  • carbines — 5;
  • ice axe;
  • cats;
  • Jumar;
  • safety trigger device.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 654
    1 – 8 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    15 – 22 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    13 – 20 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    27 Jul – 3 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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