In the footsteps of the Altai nomads

Altai will welcome you with pristine nature, centuries-old traditions and rich history. This tour is a real journey through time. Through a special way of life filled with energy and the power of nature, through the heritage of nomads and adventures, you touch the ancient and sacred. 

Conceptual accommodation in a yurt, a combination of comfort and authenticity, immersion in the ancient culture of a nomadic civilization – all this awaits you on this tour. You will be able to be alone with nature, get to know yourself in new conditions, get acquainted with a new culture and listen to stories that will remain in your memory for a long time. 

Location

Gorno-Altaysk / Barnaul
from
US$ 713
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 – 29 Jul
    • 31 Jul – 5 Aug
    • 7 – 12 Aug
    • 14 – 19 Aug
    • 21 – 26 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Gorno-Altaysk / Barnaul
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Accommodation in authentic yurts
Immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of nomadic culture, while maintaining a modern lifestyle
Refreshing alloy
We will take a rafting trip along the Katun River with a visit to the Kamyshlinsky waterfall and swimming in its invigorating waters
Dishes of Altai nomads
We will enjoy the ethno-culinary masterpieces of Altai cuisine and will be able to participate in a master class

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The legendary Chuisky tract

    Meeting in Gorno-Altaisk.

    The meeting place is the airport, the meeting time is 10:00. 

    Transfer airport – Manzherok (30 km). 

    What is a Cuff? 

    The place sung by Edita Piekha with a French tinge of Cuffs is not only the name of the village and a fashionable ski complex, but also a lake with a relict chilim nut, a bizarre shape resembling a devil. 

    Ascent to Sinyukha by gondola cable car (optional, for an additional fee).

    Moving over the mountainside, you can admire nature: the waves of the mountains, the winding ribbon of Katun and the lake. 

    Take a walk through the ecotropics of the Keeper of the Great Altai theme Park, which has no analogues in all of Russia. 

    The park, located on the top of Malaya Sinyukha Mountain, has 3 trails with a total length of 5 km. 

    Along the way, you will meet many red book plants, as well as art objects that tell the story of ancient Altai: the stone statue of Kezer Tash and his battle armor: shield, sword, helmet, bow and topshuur. 

    Transfer Manzherok – Aktash (320 km). 

    Excursion "The Legendary Chuisky tract" up the Katun and Chuya rivers to the Kurai steppe. 

    The history of the tract goes back centuries. Once it was a path that only horses and people could walk along. 

    This particular road was a branch of the Great Silk Road. 

    Now the Chuisky tract is among the TOP 10 most beautiful roads in the world according to National Geographic. 

    On the way, we overcome one of the largest passes of Chike-Taman (1,460 m) – picturesque with a serpentine road, it has been known since the X century. 

    Translated from Altai, it means "Narrow foot". 

    Climbing up, you will enjoy the impressive curves of the serpentine, and on the flat and long top you will see a magnificent panorama of valleys and mountains.

    Supper.

    Late placement. 

    Accommodation: campsite "Zeleny Kolobok", recreation center "Krasnye Vorota" or similar in Ulagan district. On foot – 7 km, by car – 350 km.

    1 more photo
  • Day 2 - Altai Mars and Geyser Lake
  • Day 3 - Ancient symbols of Altai
  • Day 4 - The Aysky Bridge. The rock "Damn finger". The Ethno-program
  • Day 5 - Rafting on Katun with a visit to Kamyshlinsky waterfall
  • Day 6 - Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides for 2-3-bed accommodation at the campsite "Zeleny Kolobok" and in the ethno-glamping "Altai Nomad" (or similar).

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

 
Place in 2
local
the room
Single room
placement
3rd in
the room
June 5th56 66676 66646 666
June 12th67 77787 77757 777
June 19th, June 26th64 44484 44454 444
July 03, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 07,
August 14th, August 21st
67 77787 77757 777
August 28, September 0462 22282 22252 222
September 11, September 18, September 2564 44484 444 54 444

 

Ethno-glamping "Altai Nomad" 3 nights

The Altai Nomad yurt camping is located in the Altai district of the Altai Territory, on the territory of the SEZ TRT "Turquoise Katun". Accommodation in yurts, the room has two single beds, a bathroom and a shower. Wi-Fi is available in the cafe. This is a conceptual accommodation in Altai, where a tourist will be able to experience and "try on" the role of a nomad, gain new experience. The emotions experienced during such experiments remain in memory for a long time and leave strong impressions. Triple accommodation – by agreement, Euro-cot.

2 more photos
The Green Kolobok campsite 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Gorno-Altaysk / Barnaul

Included in price

  • travel from Gorno-Altaysk / Barnaul and back by comfortable bus;
  • 2-3-bed accommodation: standard rooms with amenities (shower, WC);
  • meals – breakfast (except 1 day), dinner;
  • visit to the ethno-village;
  • author's ethno-culinary events; 
  • alloy;
  • folklore program with throat singing;
  • other excursions and activities according to the program;
  • insurance (including against tick bite); 
  • guide services.

Paid extra

  • air ticket to Gorno-Altaisk / Barnaul and back;
  • meals not specified in the program (lunches);
  • entrance tickets to the beach (850-950 rubles/person);
  • recreational fees (150 rubles/person);
  • cable car ticket (from 1200 rubles);
  • sauna (from 1500 rubles per person);
  • additional transfers and excursions (from 500 rubles);
  • souvenirs;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a set of comfortable clothes for relaxation;
  • windproof and waterproof jacket;
  • a warm sweater;
  • two pairs of comfortable shoes; 
  • lightweight slippers (slates) for hotels;
  • sun protection (cream, glasses, headdress); 
  • personal hygiene items;
  • individual medicines;
  • repellents;

For the alloy:

  • sneakers (light, possibly getting wet), jacket (light waterproof), headdress according to the weather (cap-hat-bandana or beanie), waterproof phone case (if you plan to take pictures).
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Are there ticks on the route?
Recommended flights to Gorno-Altaysk or Barnaul

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 777
    24 – 29 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 777
    31 Jul – 5 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 777
    7 – 12 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 777
    14 – 19 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 777
    21 – 26 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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