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Altay. Journey to the country Belovodie. Hiking and rafting

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Gorny Altay is the cradle of many peoples. Starting here tribes of Scythians, Huns and Turks spread across the endless expanses of Eurasia. Countless archaeological sites have been found here, which, due to their historical and cultural significance, are included in the world treasury of mankind. Ancient mounds, rock carvings and writings, interesting legends, clear mountain lakes, swift mountain rivers and snow-white peaks, as well as the original traditions of the Altai people await travelers on this route. It will allow them to take a closer look at the past, feel the connection of times and see the beauty of the present.

1 214 €
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Duration
8 days
7 nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 26 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 25 Aug – 1 Sep
Complexity
The load for beginners
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Guest House
    4 nights
Comfort
Basic+
Group
Up to 20 people
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Altai, Gorno-Altaysk
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Main impressions

Denisova Cave

Visit the cave listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shinok waterfall

See a spectacular cascade of several waterfalls from 3 to 60 m high

The Altai culture

Visit the national museum in the village Ust-Kan

The Uimon valley

Walk along the slopes of Mount Krasnaya and beautiful lakes

The Multinskie lakes

Admire the unique, in its beauty and grandeur, lakes of Altai

Rafting

Rafting on the Koksa River

Route

  • Day 1 — Transfer to the base camp in the Denisova Cave area

    Departure from Gorno-Altaisk at 11:00 (local time, difference with Moscow +4 hours).

    Departure point - Gorno-Altaisk airport.

    Food on the road is at your own expense.

    Visit the cheese factory "Manor three A", tea drinking with a tasting of 27 types of cheese on the way.

    Arrival at the base camp in the Denisova Cave area.

    Length: 200 km by car.
    Meals included: Dinner at the cafe. Food on the road is at your own expense.

  • Day 2 — The Denisov and the Museum caves

    Excursion to the Denisov caves (600 m above sea level) – the oldest archaeological monument – a kind of "layer cake", containing more than 20 cultural layers of different eras of human development. The cave is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Visit to the cave «The Museum» –  depth is 33 m, length is 850 m, 1A difficulty category. A very picturesque cave available for beginner speleologists is located in the valley of the Karakol River.

    It provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the mysterious underground world, to see the sculptural masterpieces formed by stalactites and stalagmites, to feel the grandeur of underground grottoes and mysterious labyrinths.

    Return to base camp. Meeting evening.

    Length:12 km by car, 2 km on foot, 0.85 km caving.
    Meals included: breakfast and dinner in a cafe, picnic.

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  • Day 3 — The Shinok Waterfall

    Transfer to the village of Karakol.

    Hike to the third waterfall (there is a simple pass for 1200 m on the way).

    Lunch at the third waterfall.

    Return to the base camp in the Denisova cave area. Sightseeing of the cascade of waterfalls, the gorge of the Shinok River on the way.

    Flowing through a narrow gorge, the Shinok River forms a spectacular cascade of several waterfalls from 3 to 60 m high. The path to the waterfall passes through the territory of the state landscape reserve.

    Length:18 km by car, 15 km on foot.
    Meals included: breakfast and dinner in a cafe, picnic.

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  • Day 4 — The Museum of National Altai Culture

    Moving to the Ust-Koksa village.

    The excursion to the Museum of National Altai Culture in the village is dedicated to the history, traditions, faith and culture of the Altai people.

    Arrival to the Ust-Koksa village.

    Length: 313 km by car, 1 km on foot.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cafe.

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  • Day 5 — The Red Mount

    An excursion to the Red Mount (UAZ or GAZ-66 car).

    Breathtaking mountain views, alpine meadows, 3 mountain lakes – lower, middle and upper.

    The lower and middle lakes are connected by a beautiful waterfall.

    Picnic on the lower lake.

    Length: 100 km by car, 2–5 km on foot.
    Meals included: breakfast and dinner in a cafe, picnic lunch.

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  • Day 6 — Rafting on the Koksa river

    Rafting on the Koksa river. The Koksa River is surrounded by picturesque mountains covered with dense forest.

    Rafting starts from the village of Tyuguryuk and ends in the village of Ust-Koksa.

    Seething shivers, majestic mountains, the place where Gromotukha river flows into Koksa river – you will see everything during a water trip.

    Lunch is organized on the rafting, you can relax on the banks of the river, enjoy the beautiful views, and may swim.

    Length: 56 km by car, 40 km rafting.
    Meals included: breakfast and dinner in a cafe, picnic lunch (dry ration).

  • Day 7 — The Multinskie lakes

    Climb along the river Multa to the Lower Multinskoye Lake (GAZ 66 or UAZ car).

    The lake is located at an altitude of 1710 meters. There is grayling in the lake.

    Hiking to the Middle Multinskoye Lake.

    Picnic.

    Return to Ust-Koksa for dinner.

    Length: 106 km by car.
    Meals included: breakfast and dinner in a cafe, picnic lunch.

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  • Day 8 — The Upper Uimon village. Departure

    Leaving rooms at 12:00.

    An excursion to the Upper Uimon village – one of the oldest villages in the Ust-Koksinsky district. The village was founded by the Old Believers about 300 years ago.

    There are two museums in the village: the Local Lore Museum and the Museum of the Old Believers.

    Dinner.

    Departure to Gorno-Altaisk at 15:00.

    Arrival in Gorno-Altaisk at 21:00.

    Hotel accommodation (on your own).

    Recommended hotels: "Favorite" (v. Mayma), "Igman" (Gorno-Altaisk).

    Transfer to the airport on your own.

    Length: 375 km by car.
    Meals included: breakfast and lunch in a cafe, dinner on the way at your own expense.

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Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Guest House
    4 nights
Comfort
Basic+

Accomodation in the park-hotel "Lesnaya Skazka" in 2-3-bed rooms with private facilities in the room and at the eco-tourist complex "Altair" in rooms with private facilities on the floor is included in the tour price.

Supplement for double occupancy in a Standard room (Altair) – RUB 2 600.

Supplement for double occupancy in a Junior suite (Altair) – RUB 4 600.

Supplement for single occupancy:

Lesnaya Skazka (Standard) and Altair (Economy) – RUB 9 500.

Lesnaya Skazka (Standard) and Altair (Standard) – RUB 14 700.

Lesnaya Skazka (Standard) and Altair (Junior suite) – RUB 18 700.

    The park-hotel "Lesnaya Skazka"
    3 nights
    The eco-tourist complex "Altair"
    4 nights

    Important to know

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    Altay. Journey to the country Belovodie. Hiking and rafting

    Duration
    8 days
    7 nights
    Group
    Up to people
    Complexity
    The load for beginners
    Group meet at
    Russia, Republic of Altai, Gorno-Altaysk

    Included in price

    • three meals a day (except meals on the road);
    • accommodation;
    • service according to the program;
    • excursions according to the program;
    • services of guides;
    • insurance (if a tourist is over 65 years old, additional payment according to the age coefficient is required);
    • transport delivery Gorno-Altaisk – Denisov caves and Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaisk and transportation within the route on a comfortable minibus;
    • entrance tickets to museums;
    • transfer to the Lower Multinskoye Lake;
    • rafting on the Koksa river.

    Paid extra

    • plane or train tickets to Gorno-Altaisk and back;
    • food on the road;
    • baths;
    • additional excursions.
    1 214 €
    What’s included in the price? Submit request
    Duration
    8 days
    7 nights
    Dates
    • group dates
      • 26 Jun – 3 Jul
      • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
      • 25 Aug – 1 Sep
    Complexity
    The load for beginners
    Accommodation
    • Hotel
      3 nights
    • Guest House
      4 nights
    Comfort
    Basic+
    Group
    Up to 20 people
    Group meet at
    Russia, Republic of Altai, Gorno-Altaysk
    The most profitable tickets to Russia

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    1 214 €
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    Duration
    8 days
    7 nights
    Dates
    • group dates
      • 26 Jun – 3 Jul
      • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
      • 25 Aug – 1 Sep
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