The pearl of Altai for Christmas

We invite you to the snowy Altai Mountains to celebrate Christmas in an unforgettable way! What is worth only a Christmas tree decorated right in the forest, a warm wooden house, fragrant mulled wine, the crackle of a campfire, hundreds of shooting stars, a sauna and swimming in an ice hole..

You will also find frozen waterfalls, blue lakes, an easy hike along the majestic sleeping dragon ridge, visits to places of power, sacred complexes and Lake Teletskoye.

Location

Gorno-Altaysk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk
from
US$ 726
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 6 Jan, 2025
    • 1 – 7 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Gorno-Altaysk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ski resort
We will visit a ski resort where we can go skiing, snowmobiling, tubing
Katun's Eyes
We will walk along the ice of Katun to the ice-free blue lakes, which have received the poetic name "Eyes of Katun"
The charm of Lake Teletskoye
Let's admire the amazing views of the lake and take beautiful photos
Christmas program
We will celebrate the holiday in a cozy company with fortune telling and a festive dinner

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Getting to know Altai. The Chuisky tract. The Katun River. Patmos Island

    09.00-09.30 Meeting of the group at the airport of Gorno-Altaisk. We recommend a flight to this city.

    We can also meet you:

    • 05.00 In Novosibirsk (Vokzalnaya magistral-1, Marins Park Hotel);
    • 08.30 Near Barnaul, Sea Buckthorn Group.(Novoaltaysk, Dorozhnaya street-13).

    The transfer will take place along the highway – Chuisky tract (included in the list of the 10 most beautiful roads in the world), today we will get acquainted with only a small historical part of it. 

    Check-in to cozy rooms, a short rest after the flight. 

    In the afternoon, a walk to the island awaits you. Patmos and Chemalskaya HPP. 

    A tour of the picturesque island of Patmos and the Chemalskaya HPP. 

    You will walk across the suspension bridge to the chapel located on the island, right in the middle of the mountain river. 

    Next, follow the goat trail to the oldest hydroelectric power plant in Russia in the 30s, the trail runs along the edge of the mountain with a magnificent view of Katun.

    Supper. 

    An evening of acquaintances by the fireplace.

    • Accommodation: campsite, double, room amenities (possibly triple and quadruple, by agreement).
    • Meals included: dinner.
    • Excursions to Patmos Island and Chemalskaya HPP. 
    • By car: from Gorno-Altaysk — 90 km, from Barnaul — 320 km, from Novosibirsk — 520 km.
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  • Day 2 - Blue lakes "Eyes of Katun". Bison Reserve
  • Day 3 - The Gorge of spirits. Askat village of craftsmen
  • Day 4 - Kamyshlinsky waterfall. Visit to the GLK "Manzherok"
  • Day 5 - Teletskoye Lake. Ethnographic exclusion in the Village
  • Day 6 - Teletskiy Ski resort. Snowmobiling on the ice of Lake Teletskoye
  • Day 7 - Waterfalls of the Third river. Souvenir markets. Return transfer
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

Accommodation will take place at 2 cozy camp sites along the route - in Mayminsky/Chemalsky district and Teletskoye Lake.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 19,000 rubles.

Please specify the exact name of the campsite for your arrival date closer to the tour date. The possible placement options are presented below.

Recreation center "Territory of happiness" or similar 4 nights

Accommodation in double rooms with amenities.

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Recreation center "Manul Kel" or similar or Artybash Hotel or similar 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Gorno-Altaysk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk

Included in price

  • transfer to Novosibirsk/ Barnaul/city Gorno-Altaysk – camp site – Gorno-Altaysk/city Barnaul/city Novosibirsk;
  • meals – 6 breakfasts in a cafe;
  • meals – 6 dinners in a cafe;
  • accommodation at camp sites – 6 nights;
  • bathhouse – 1 time;
  • guided tours according to the tour program + entrance tickets, except for excursions and services marked "extra charge";
  • the work of guides and organizers.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Gorno-Altaysk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk and back;
  • meals (lunches) – the average check is 650-1500 rubles.;
  • Ski complex services (ski or snowboard rental for the whole day – 850-1400 rubles; the cost of the lift – from 200 rubles / 1 time; the cost of the excursion lift – 1700-2000 rubles.
  • snowmobile walk on the ice of Lake Teletskoye – 7000 rubles.(boarding for 2 people / 1 hour).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Shoes: comfortable boots /valenki / ugg boots/boots for excursions. Warm slippers, closed (to walk around the room in them). The banquet hall allows you to wear shoes to a special event (but this is not an obligatory item of clothing);
  • Outerwear: ski suit (if not, then you can replace it with trousers on a synthetic pad and an unsold jacket), warm hat, scarf and balaclava (perfect for horseback riding), ski gloves, or other warm mittens / gloves;
  • Clothing: a sintepon vest, a warm sweater, thermal underwear (can be replaced with a warm tracksuit), wool socks, just socks;
  • Formal wear: formal wear, or a themed costume are welcome! The banquet hall allows you to put on a dress and shoes.
  • Personal hygiene items, a towel, an individual first aid kit.
  • A gift for any randomly selected participant of the event. The gift is chosen at your discretion.
  • For those who plan to visit the ski resort – downhill skis, or snowboard, boots, glasses, gloves (if available). Also, you can rent all this at the ski campsite.
  • Regarding alcohol (for whom it is relevant) – there will be only champagne at the banquet dinner. You can take alcohol with you.
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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 726
    31 Dec, 2024 – 6 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 726
    1 – 7 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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