The Rainbow of the Altai Mountains

A week-long family adventure in Altai without tents, with accommodation in summer houses.

You will get acquainted with the legends of the Karakol Valley and enjoy the protected silence in the Uch-Enmek Nature Park, and then spend two unforgettable days in the beautiful mountain gorge in the valley of the Chulyshman River, where you will touch the secrets of ancient civilizations and hear the thundering cascades of the beautiful Kurkure waterfall.

You will see with your own eyes a unique natural phenomenon – amazing Stone mushrooms that have been constantly growing out of the ground for centuries. And at the end of this wonderful trip, you will have a cruise on Lake Teletskoye and a delicious lunch at the Korbu waterfall.

Location

Russia, Altai Republic, Maiminsky district, Manzherok village
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 23 – 29 Jun
    • 25 Jun – 1 Jul
    • 30 Jun – 6 Jul
    • 2 – 8 Jul
    • 9 – 15 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 14 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Altai Republic, Maiminsky district, Manzherok village
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Mystical ancient burial mounds
We will examine the Pazyryk burial mounds, which are the graves of noble nomads and tribal leaders dating back to the 6th-7th centuries BC..
Stone mushrooms
A miracle of Altai nature – stone pillars of a special shape – with a leg and a cap, similar to mushrooms
Altai Mars
We will see the mountains of Kyzyl-Chin, painted in all possible shades of red and orange
A unique Geyser lake
We will see a lake of rare beauty, clean, ice-free even in winter
Boat trip on the Golden Lake
An unforgettable boat trip along the famous Teletskoye Lake awaits us
Summer houses
We will live in wooden summer houses – closer to nature!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at the tourist complex. Transfer to the Aru-Kem cordon

    Check-in at the Taezhnik eco-hotel strictly before 13:00 on the day of the start of the tour, or the day before. 

    Meeting at the airport of Gorno-Altaisk by group transfer according to the schedule of arrival of aircraft.

    Transfer to the Taezhnik eco-hotel, breakfast for those who arrived at the hotel before 10:45, waiting for those arriving from Barnaul or on flights arriving before 12:30 at Gorno-Altaysk airport. 

    While waiting, there is a walk to the shore of Katun or an excursion to Mount Cherepan, which overlooks the valley of the Katun River.

    Getting to know the group and the guide, solving organizational issues. 

    Lunch at the restaurant of the Taezhnik eco-hotel from 13:00 to 13:45.

    Departure for the route at 14:00. 

    It is possible to shift the departure time and the place of lunch organization due to objective circumstances (for example, some flight was delayed and some of the tourists arrived later).

    Transfer to the Aru-Kem cordon, which is located in the protected area of the Karakol Valley.

    On the way, visit the ethno-museum in Kulada village. 

    The only night where accommodation in houses with a stove for 3-6 people in a house (single accommodation on the cordon is not expected, double accommodation on request)

    Length: by car – 150 km.

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  • Day 2 - Lake Aru-Kem. Transfer to the village of Chibit
  • Day 3 - Excursion to Altai Mars and Geyser Lake
  • Day 4 - Transfer to the valley of the Chulyshman River
  • Day 5 - Walking tour to Kurkure Waterfall
  • Day 6 - Stone mushrooms
  • Day 7 - Teletskoye Lake, Korbu, Gorno-Altaysk. End of the program
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The route is simple, suitable for family holidays, parents with children over 7 years old can participate in it.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation along the way in summer (wooden) houses with facilities on the territory / floor (toilet and shower / bath according to the program).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

  • 74,000 rubles/person – for double occupancy;
  • 72,000 rubles/person – for a triple room (only on one request);
  • 86,000 rubles/person – for single occupancy.

In addition to accommodation for 1 night at the Aru-kem cordon.

Aru-kem cordon 1 night

Accommodation in houses with a stove for 3-6 people in a house (single accommodation on the cordon is not expected, double accommodation on request).

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Eco-complex "Nomad" or similar 2 nights
Tourist complex in the Chulyshmanskaya valley 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 14 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Altai Republic, Maiminsky district, Manzherok village

Included in price

  • three meals a day throughout the route (in a cafe, plus a snack at the radial exits according to the program);
  • transportation, according to the tour program;
  • the work of instructors;
  • payment of fees for visiting sightseeing sites (in accordance with the tour program);
  • boat rental on Lake Teletskoye;
  • payment for accommodation in cabins;
  • recreational fees;
  • entrance tickets to the attractions;
  • crossings over the Chulyshman River (to the Kurkure waterfall and Stone mushrooms);
  • baths according to the program;
  • medical accident insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk/Barnaul/Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • delivery to the Taezhnik t/c by the beginning of the tour and back, except for a group transfer from Gorno-Altaisk airport;
  • tick insurance (400 rubles)
  • extra nights at the end of the tour.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Travel bag, suitcase or backpack, for transporting personal items from your home and throughout the route.

2. A small backpack that will be useful to you during radial exits, for carrying all sorts of small things (bottles of water, napkins, sunscreen, etc.)

3. Comfortable shoes (sneakers, sneakers. Shoes should not be new and rub) and socks, preferably cotton, 2-3 pairs.

4. Warm clothes. You should always be prepared for the fact that it can be cold in the mountains even in July. (Sweatshirt or sweater, beanie, warm socks, insulated trousers or something to wear under trousers)

5. Comfortable outerwear. Trousers that do not restrict movement, in which it will be convenient to walk over rough terrain (as well as take a horse ride if it is included in your chosen tour), a windbreaker that does not blow through or a light jacket, you can also use an option that protects from rain.

6. A headdress (cap, hat, bandana, etc.) is required!

7. Sunglasses and sun protection products with a high degree of protection (UF 40-50).

8. 2-3 T-shirts or T-shirts (or something similar) and/or light shirts with long sleeves (so as not to burn in the sun)

9. Personal hygiene products.

10. Individual medicines. A general first aid kit is issued for the group, but it contains a standard set of standard ailments.

11. Means of photo-video fixation of the surrounding world of mountains, with a stock of flash drives and a charger.

12. For those who have chosen a tour with a water excursion, take with you clothes for a wetsuit (something like thin underwear or a T-shirt and shorts or breeches) and shoes like sneakers, quick-drying.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 872
    23 – 29 Jun 7 days 6 nights
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    25 Jun – 1 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 872
    30 Jun – 6 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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    2 – 8 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 872
    9 – 15 Jul 7 days 6 nights
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