Snowmobile tour along the spurs of the ridge and for a long time

This short snowmobile trip to the Karakol Lakes will show you one of the most beautiful places in the Altai Mountains. As if they were priceless pearls strung on the western slope of the ridge And for a long time among the silent wild taiga and mountains.

The tour is also held on any dates (except holidays) on an individual request for groups of 3 or more snowmobiles.

Location

Gorno-Altaysk
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 7 Dec
    • 12 – 14 Dec
    • 19 – 21 Dec
    • 9 – 11 Jan, 2025
    • 16 – 18 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Group meet at
Gorno-Altaysk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Snowmobile trip
We will become the discoverers of many snow trails
Fabulous views of the winter Altai
We will see the most beautiful panoramas of mountain ranges and passes
Overnight in a real taiga winter quarters
We will spend the night among the cedar forest and the puffy snow of Siberia

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The start of our journey to the Karakol Lakes

    Meeting in Gorno-Altaisk.

    Lunch at the cafe.

    We change clothes in the office of the travel agency. 

    We move out by minibus to the starting point.

    Snowmobiles are already waiting for us there.

    Getting to know the instructors, safety precautions and the start of our journey. 

    Today we will have such a route option: Gorno-Altaysk – Kuyum River – Karatsh pass (from where you can already enjoy a wonderful view of the real mountains-goltsy).

    Further into the Ingurek tract and along the Bolshoy Kurumdoy River, we will climb the Ridge for a long time – we will move almost 2000 m above sea level, along the forest border further to the Ogoy plateau (there are already outright loaches).

    We drive along the Ogoy plateau and descend into the cedar forest to the Karakol lakes and the base in the cedar forest. 

    We will go with small stops, for photos and rest.

    And in the evening we will have a warm house on the Karakol lakes and a hot dinner.

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  • Day 2 - The route to the Sarysaz plateau and the Karakokshinsky caves
  • Day 3 - The route along the Bolshoy Kurumdoy to the Krutenky Lozhok pass. Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in a house without amenities with stove heating on the Karakol lakes. There are beds or bunks inside.

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

  • 2 people on a snowmobile – 43,500 rubles;
  • 1 person on a snowmobile 71,200 rubles.

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.

Taiga winter quarters 2 nights

A house without amenities with stove heating on the Karakol lakes. There are beds or bunks inside.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Gorno-Altaysk

Included in price

  • transport delivery from Gorno-Altaisk to the route and back;
  • snowmobile rental and gasoline;
  • 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; lunch will often be a snack with hot tea);
  • satellite phone (for emergency communication, tourist calls for an additional fee);
  • household equipment for households.needs;
  • equipment rental (helmet, balaclava, ski goggles if necessary);
  • medical insurance;
  • guide services;
  • bathhouse 1 time on the route ("Karakol lakes").

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • alcoholic beverages.
  • equipment rental (warm clothes and shoes (chunyi);

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 piece of 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. You can use ski suits for cold weather. This also needs to be paid attention to – 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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  • from US$ 489
    5 – 7 Dec 3 days 2 nights
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    12 – 14 Dec 3 days 2 nights
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    19 – 21 Dec 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 489
    9 – 11 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 489
    16 – 18 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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