Strong lakes in Altai

A strong lake, separated by one of the spurs of the mountain range, is located outside the Katunsky Reserve in a little-visited place. The road here is not paved with horses, it does not have to face numerous groups of tourists. The lake is located at an altitude of 1933 meters above sea level. On three sides, the lake is surrounded by steep cliffs, with sparse forest, and a waterfall breaks off on the fourth side of the lake. Next to it there are four more lakes, which together with Strong form a natural complex – Strong lakes.

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk, village Ust-Koksa
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 9 Aug
    • 27 Jun – 5 Jul, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk, village Ust-Koksa
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Untrodden mountain trails
An almost unexplored harsh land of amazing beauty
Riddles of the Old Believers
We will visit two museums: N.K. Roerich and the Museum of Old Believers
Stunning landscapes of Altai
We will feel the unity with these mountains, huge slopes, the purest mountain lakes and stormy rivers

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Gathering of the group in Ust-Koksa village

    Departure from Gorno-Altaysk (airport) at 11:00 to Ust-Koksa (transfer is paid separately).

    Arrival of a bus from Novosibirsk to Ust-Koksa/Barnaul at 10:00 (transfer is not included in the price, see the Important to know section).

    Lunch at the cafe.

    Arrival in Ust-Koksa by bus from Gorno-Altaysk at 17:00 (lunch on the way at your own expense).

    The road passes along the famous Chui tract among the rocky ridges of the Altai Mountains, then along the Kansk steppe to the Uymon Valley.

    Gathering of the group in the village of Ust-Koksa.

    Getting equipment.

    The briefing.

    Supper.

    Dating night.

    Food: dinner at the cafe.

    1 more photo
  • Day 2 - Ascent along the Krepkaya River to the Krepkoe Lake
  • Day 3 - Radial exit to the Children's pass (1A) and the lake of Nice girls
  • Day 4 - Day off, reserve day
  • Day 5 - Transfer to the valley of the Proezdnaya River
  • Day 6 - Radial exit to the upper Passage lake and passage along the valley of the river.
  • Day 7 - Radial exit to the Cold Protein plateau
  • Day 8 - Descent to the village of Multa-Maralnik
  • Day 9 - The village of Verkhny Uymon. Departure to Gorno-Altaysk
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Tent camp 8 nights

The tour provides accommodation in tents on the route.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk, village Ust-Koksa

Included in price

  • 3 meals a day (except meals on the road);
  • program maintenance;
  • guide services;
  • group and individual camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat, backpack, campfire equipment);
  • insurance: MS - 450000, SNC - 50000 on the active part, MS-150000, SNC-50000 on the inactive part;
  • excursion to the village of Verkhny Uymon;
  • horses for cargo transportation (2nd day of the route);
  • recreational fees;
  • shower, at the Eco shopping mall "Altair" .

Paid extra

  • air-railway tickets to Gorno-Altaysk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk;
  • transport delivery to Ust-Koksa:
    • Novosibirsk – Ust-Koksa – Novosibirsk – 9,200 rubles/person.;
    • Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) – Ust-Koksa – Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) – 8,800 rubles/person.;
    • Gorno-Altaysk – Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaysk – 6,000 rubles/person.;
  • the cost of transport delivery for children under 14 years old:
    • Gorno-Altaysk – Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaysk – 5,400 rubles/person.;
    • Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) – Ust-Koksa – Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) – 8,000 rubles/person.;
    • Novosibirsk – Ust-Koksa – Novosibirsk – 8,400 rubles/person.;
  • meals on the road;
  • horse riding;
  • bathhouse;
  • washing clothes – 400 rubles /1 bookmark;
  • at the tourist complex, you can additionally book: horseback riding, rafting, and other excursions (days 1 and 9).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Provided by the company:
    • Backpack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Carpet
    • Trekking poles (rent 800 rubles. optional)
  • You need to have with you:
  • passport
  • Trekking shoes for movement - 1 pair (worn light or medium trekking boots with a mid-height boot;
  • as an option - proven worn-out boots; sneakers, sneakers, city boots, boots are NOT recommended)
  • Replaceable lightweight shoes for camps and fords, made of materials that do not absorb water - 1 pair (overshoes "crox" or light sandals; alternatively, thick sneakers; flip-flops, sneakers, sneakers are NOT recommended)
  • Lightweight trekking pants made of synthetic with "stretch" - 1 pair (shorts, jeans, jogging pants are NOT recommended)
  • T-shirt is easy to move - 2 pieces (with long or short sleeves, made of moisture-wicking quick-drying synthetics; shirts, cotton T-shirts are NOT recommended)
  • Fleece jacket for movement - 1 piece (fleece weight from light to medium)
  • A warm autumn sweater for camp or long halts - 1 piece (a down jacket with natural or synthetic insulation; alternatively, a second thick fleece; knitted wool and fur items are NOT recommended)
  • Outer jacket (windbreaker or windbreaker)
  • Raincoat (if there is a waterproof windbreaker, then it is not needed; a disposable plastic one is NOT recommended)
  • Warm synthetic hat - 1 piece
  • Warm synthetic gloves - 1 pair
  • Trekking socks for movement - 2 pairs
  • Warm Sleep Socks - 1 pair
  • Sports underwear for movement - 2 sets
  • A set of underwear for sleeping (thermal underwear, or a regular T-shirt and long johns)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection factor UV400
  • Sunscreen for face and hands with protection factor SPF 50
  • Headdress for movement - (hat, cap; bandana as an option)
  • KLMN - mug, spoon, bowl, knife - (aluminum, stainless steel or titanium; porcelain, glass is NOT recommended)
  • Water container (plastic or metal flask, empty PET container 0.5-0.7l; hydrator is NOT recommended)
  • The seat (podpopnik)
  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, a small bottle of shampoo or liquid soap for 1-2
  • applications, a small towel; deodorants, perfumes, cosmetics and excessive amounts of washing and skin care products are NOT recommended)
  • Individual medicines (in small quantities): corn patches, bandage, elastic bandage, iodine, painkillers, for colds
  • The flashlight is lightweight (you can use your phone)
  • Swimsuit / swimming trunks
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  • US$ 417
    1 – 9 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 480
    27 Jun – 5 Jul, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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