Legends of Altai. Photo tour

The landscapes of the Altai Mountains in the golden guise of autumn will forever remain in your memory. And thanks to a professional photographer, you will be able to capture them in the coolest possible pictures. 

The brightest places of the legendary Altai Mountains in the golden guise of autumn will forever conquer your hearts. You will stay in cozy guest houses and recreation centers. You won't have to carry heavy backpacks. Only small backpacks where you put everything you need. You will visit the most amazing locations and take stunning pictures of Altai, drowning in bright colors and snowy peaks.

Location

Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 12 – 19 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Kidelu Lake
The most picturesque place where our heart will be conquered by impeccable panoramas against the background of snow-capped Altai peaks
The real glaciers of Bolshoy and Maly Aktru
Textured rocks, a mountain river playing in the sun, cascading waterfalls and river rifts, golden larches, people, ice and snow
Professional photographer
Under the guidance of a professional photographer, we will take amazing pictures of the Altai Mountains

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Novosibirsk – Gorno-Altaysk – village of Aktash

    We get on the bus and go to Gorno-Altaysk. 

    Those interested can join the group at the Museum of the Altai Republic in Gorno-Altaisk. 

    At the beginning of our trip, we will visit the museum of the Altai Republic to get to know the region of our trip, the customs and traditions of local residents.

    Then we head to the village of Aktash, we will spend 6-7 hours on the road.

    On the way, we will make stops at cafes and at the picturesque observation deck of the Chike Taman pass.

    In the late afternoon we arrive at the recreation center. 

    Accommodation and dinner.

    Bus: 800 km. Accommodation: cabins.

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  • Day 2 - Geyser Lake – Kidelu Lake – Elu Waterfall – Katu Pass-Yaryk
  • Day 3 - Severo-Chuisky ridge and Kuekhtanar lakes
  • Day 4 - Mars – Kurai Steppe – Aktru Alpine camp
  • Day 5 - A day at the Aktru alpine camp
  • Day 6 - Aktru Alpine Camp – Yeshtykel Plateau – Dzhangyskol Lake
  • Day 7 - S. Aktash – P. Cherga
  • Day 8 - P. Cherga – Gorno-Altaysk – Novosibirsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The route does not require special physical training and will be suitable for children over 12 years old and beginners in tourism; at the same time, good physical shape is recommended for climbing the mountains of Aktru

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides 2-3-4-bed accommodation in cozy guest houses, recreation centers and a comfortable mountain center in the Aktru gorge.

Camp site 7 nights
  • at the recreation center in the village of Aktash, 3 nights (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • at the recreation center in the village of Chagan-Uzun, 1 night (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • in the mountain center of the Aktru Alpine Camp, 2 nights (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • at the Zoo in the village of Cherga, 1 night (2-3-4-bed accommodation);

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk

Included in price

  • transfer by comfortable minibus along the entire route;
  • transfer by all-terrain vehicle to Aktru gorge and back;
  • All-terrain vehicle transfer to Mars (Red Mountains);
  • accommodation at the recreation center in the village of Aktash, 3 nights (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • accommodation at the recreation center in the village of Chagan-Uzun, 1 night (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • accommodation in the mountain center of the Aktru Alpine Camp, 2 nights (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • accommodation at the Zoo in the village of Cherga, 1 night (2-3-4-bed accommodation);
  • breakfast and dinner at the Zoo;
  • instructor support;
  • accompanied by a professional photographer;
  • tickets for all sightseeing facilities planned by the program;
  • sauna in Aktra;
  • group first aid kit;
  • consultations on the selection of clothes, ticket purchase;
  • a signature buff.

Paid extra

  • transfer to Gorno-Altaysk/ Novosibirsk and back;
  • meals, except breakfast and dinner at the Zoo (about 300-700 rubles per meal);
  • sauna at the Zoo (optional);
  • tips for guides (optional).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment:

  • Backpack 35–85L (the volume depends on the number of your belongings)
  • 20-30 L backpack (for day trips)
  • A cape for a backpack from the rain
  • Hoba (foam pad, tourist seat)

Clothes and shoes:

  • Trekking boots, or simply inflated boots (you can additionally take rubber boots if the boots /sneakers get wet)
  • Slates or sandals (for home)
  • The jacket is windproof
  • Raincoat (membrane is better)
  • Fleece jacket (1-2 pieces)
  • Thermal underwear (underwear)
  • 1-2 T-shirts
  • Lightweight down jacket
  • Pants for exits made of dense material
  • Socks 2-3 pairs
  • Warm socks 1-2 pairs
  • Lingerie

What else to take:

  • Personal hygiene products (Toothpaste and brush, small soap, shampoo (preferably solid), deodorant, toilet paper, hygiene products for women, shaving machine, washcloth)
  • First aid kit is personal, in case of chronic diseases + 1-2 elastic bandages (a public first aid kit with a standard set of medicines will be at the instructor)
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp + set of spare batteries
  • A dress for beautiful photos
  • Hygienic lipstick with SPF
  • Thermos 0.7 – 1 l,

Documents:

  • Passport
  • Medical policy
  • Money for additional expenses (cafes, souvenirs, etc.) 10 rubles in cash + card

Additionally (optional)

  • Trekking poles (with ClickLock or FlickLock clips)
  • Table games
  • Camera, video camera
  • Chargers
  • Mains filter (tee)
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 824
    12 – 19 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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