Expedition to Altai Mars

In this short tour you will get to know the amazing Altai. You will have a trip along the Chui tract, visit Altai Mars and Geyser Lake. A rich program, small comfortable groups, interesting stories from a professional guide, impressive landscapes all year round!

The tour is conducted with a group of 6 people or more. Leave a request to find out how many participants there are at the moment.

Location

Russia, Altai Territory, Belokurikha
from
US$ 245
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 – 24 Nov
    • 6 – 8 Dec
    • 24 – 26 Jan, 2025
    • 7 – 9 Feb, 2025
    • 21 – 23 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Altai Territory, Belokurikha
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Chuisky tract
Let's get acquainted with the most beautiful road in Russia
Martian multicolored mountains
Let's take incredible photos against the background of the famous Kyzyl-Chin mountains
Geyser Lake
We will see a turquoise lake, rare in beauty, clean, ice-free even in winter

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Chuisky tract

    On this day, we are gathering guests (who are staying at the Belokurikha resort or have arrived in Gorno-Altaysk).

    Your personal manager will coordinate where and who will pick you up.

    Usually the group is assembled from Belokurikha and Gorno-Altaysk airport (arrival then should be before 11.00).

    Next, an interesting path awaits along the most beautiful road in Russia – the Chuisky tract.

    This is the oldest trade road.

    It was the exchange of goods between Russia and Mongolia at the beginning of the XIX century that became the main element of the Chui trade route.

    As the trade importance grew, the Chui trail was improved to a wheeled track by the end of the XIX century.

    At the beginning of the XX century, cars took from 15 to 20 days to get to Kosh-Agach and back, and you and I will drive almost to the border in one day.

    Mountain passes – Seminsky and Chike-Tamansky, the confluence of rivers, a stop at beautiful places.

    We'll have a snack at the cafe on the way (not included in the price).

    Upon arrival – hotel accommodation and rest.

    Dinner at the cafe next to the hotel – local cuisine.

    1 more photos
  • Day 2 - Martian Mountains and Geyser Lake
  • Day 3 - Return
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

Accommodation at one of the camp sites in the deep Altai Mountains. The accommodation is not linked to a specific hotel, because alternative accommodation options are offered, taking into account technical and weather conditions. Rooms with amenities.

Please check the name of the hotel with our managers when booking.

The cost of the tour for single occupancy is 30,000 rubles.

An additional seat is 16,500 rubles.

Rasul Hotel or similar in Gorny Altai 2 nights

The hotel has cozy rooms, courteous staff, comfortable living conditions. It offers a cozy kitchen, an ironing board with an iron, a laundress, free Parking with video surveillance, free WI-FI. 

Each room here will provide you with a kettle, a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Altai Territory, Belokurikha

Included in price

  • meals – 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner on the first day;
  • accommodation in a comfortable hotel;
  • tour guide and information support 24/7;
  • transfer according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air-railway tickets to Gorno-Altaisk/Barnaul/Novosibirsk/Biysk and back;
  • transfer to Belokurikha resort and back;
  • meals outside the program;
  • payment for entry to Mars and Geyser Lake.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a small backpack for the most necessary things on the tour;
  • comfortable shoes, winter sneakers for hiking in the mountains, an electric shoe dryer will not hurt;
  • headdress, glasses, gloves;
  • sports-style clothing (ski suits are well suited), be sure to dress in several layers: thermal underwear or a T-shirt, then a fleece or cashmere sweater, and a jacket on top. This will allow you to adjust to any temperature;
  • bathing accessories, slates (Rasul has a small spa complex, a swimming pool);
  • personal hygiene and medical supplies;
  • chargers, batteries for phone, camera
  • take care of the availability of mobile communications (common operators are MTS, Beeline, Megafon. But you need to take into account that there is no connection in places when traveling.);
  • pen, notepad;
  • documents: passport, medical policy, birth certificate (for children), notarized consent from legal representatives (if the child travels without legal representatives), 
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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 245
    22 – 24 Nov 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 245
    6 – 8 Dec 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 245
    24 – 26 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 245
    7 – 9 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 245
    21 – 23 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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