Snowmobile safari to the peaks of the Northeastern Altai

Snowmobile safari is a hunt for impressions and an indefatigable excitement of adventure. There will be endless snowy expanses of the Altai Mountains around, the landscapes will change and surprise more than once. Just imagine that you will wade through the impenetrable and untouched wilds of the Altai taiga. Perhaps you will feel like a polar explorer in a storm, in a snowy desert. Are you ready to fight the winter elements?!


US$ 724
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5 Days
4 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 9 Dec
    • 12 – 16 Dec
    • 19 – 23 Dec
    • 9 – 13 Jan, 2025
    • 16 – 20 Jan, 2025
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Basic+
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Group meet at
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Winter drive
We will ride snowmobiles through the wild taiga expanses and conquer the harsh mountain passes
Breathtaking landscapes
We will see the immense beauty of the Altai mountains
Taiga bathhouse
After the trip, we will take a steam bath in a hot Siberian bathhouse


  • Day 1 - The beginning of the snowmobile route from the Kylai mane to the Karakol lakes

    Meeting in Gorno-Altaisk.


    A little preparation for the route: instruction on safety and snowmobile management. 

    Packing things into sleds and snowmobiles.

    We start climbing the Kylai mane on snowmobiles.

    The bizarre landscapes of deciduous forest, fir taiga, high-altitude loaches and, finally, cedar forest will replace each other.

    In the evening we arrive at the Karakol lakes. 

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  • Day 2 - Snowmobile route through the passes of the ridge and the mountains
  • Day 3 - Radial exit to Mount Albagan or to the Sarysaz plateau
  • Day 4 - Surdinsky lakes
  • Day 5 - Return to Gorno-Altaysk. Departure
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers


  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in taiga winter quarters in houses without amenities.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the number of seats on the snowmobile:

2 people on a snowmobile1 person on a snowmobile
63 65097 200

Double accommodation on a snowmobile is possible only by one request. If you are traveling alone, you need to choose accommodation – 1 person on a snowmobile.

Houses on the taiga winter quarters 4 nights

Houses without amenities with stove heating. There are beds or bunks inside.

Tour conditions

up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at

Included in price

  • transport delivery from Gorno-Altaisk to the route and back;
  • snowmobile rental and gasoline;
  • satellite phone (for emergency communication, tourist calls for an additional fee);
  • accommodation in taiga bases;
  • three meals a day (dinner on the day of arrival, three meals a day on the route, breakfast and lunch on the day of departure);
  • guide services;
  • rental of equipment provided by the program (sleeping bags, mats, dishes, etc.);
  • medical insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway to Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • bathhouse;
  • costume and chuni rental – 3,000 rubles/tour;
  • alcoholic beverages.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. Backpack or soft bag, 80-100 l (if not, please let us know, we will prepare large waterproof PVC bags).
  2. Shoes should be warm. Avoid new shoes that are not worn out.
  3. Warm clothes – a comfortable warm jacket, comfortable warm trousers that do not restrict movement, made of a lightweight quick-drying material that can keep warm at low temperatures.
  4. A sweater and a warm turtleneck or fleece jacket.
  5. Thermal underwear, you can have a couple of sets.
  6. The headdress is necessarily a fleece or woolen cap.
  7. Socks – 3-4 pairs of cotton or linen, 2 pairs of wool.
  8. Toiletry and hygiene supplies, including hygienic lipstick, comb.
  9. Sunglasses that protect your eyes from the bright sun in the mountains can be very necessary.
  10. A small flashlight powered by finger batteries, spare batteries.
  11. Individual medicines-if you need something special (we have a general first aid kit).
  12. Elastic knee pads or elastic bandages.
  13. A camera, a video camera, and spare batteries for them.
  14. Large pins – they help to conveniently dry things in huts in the taiga.
  15. A lighter or matches.
  16. Pocket folding knife.
  17. Flip-flops (for staying in cabins and baths).
  18. Gloves (preferably a couple of sets) + lightweight gloves.
  19. A thermos for tea is desirable, but optional.

When preparing equipment for the tour, think about what you will need, but do not take too much. The excess will really bother us with its volume.Pay special attention to:

  • Footwear. This is probably the most important part of the equipment. Shoes should be warm and not prone to getting wet. If you don't have your own snowmobile bots, you can take, for example, snowboard boots – they are very similar. (We can only give out simple chunis. They are dimensionless and warm. But not the most convenient ones).
  • Warm outerwear. Preferably warm suits with a membrane. Ski suits for cold weather are available. Attention should also be paid to this – since the routes run at high altitudes, snowstorms and low temperatures are possible on the passes.
  • Gloves. It's better to have a couple of sets, this part of the equipment gets wet the fastest. And lightweight gloves for parking periods.
  • It is advisable to pack personal belongings in plastic bags.
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