To the foot of Belukha by the Orocto trail

To visit the foot of Belukha is wonderful in itself, and to walk the way through the Orokto trail is a double gift. The main advantage of this path is that it runs along the tops, repeatedly revealing Beluga Whales from unusual and fascinating angles.

In addition, the tour provides access to the Tekelu waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in Altai. During the trip, you will see the maximum possible number of beautiful places, while you will be accompanied by pack horses that will carry food, tents and other equipment.

Check-in on 25.07 - 4.08 accompanied by a yoga coach! Practices will be organized for those who wish (in the morning and in the evening).

Location

Gorno-Altaysk
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Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 19 – 29 Jun
    • 28 Jun – 8 Jul
    • 7 – 17 Jul
    • 25 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 12 – 22 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    10 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
12 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

Beluga Beauty
Let's take a trip to the foot of this majestic peak, which has a special magnetism and charming beauty
The fascinating Kucherlinsky Lake
Let's take cool photos against the background of the largest lake in the valley of the Kucherly River, filled with icy water of a greenish-blue hue
Tekelu Waterfall
Let's go out to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Altai – Tekel, its height is more than 40 meters!
Mysterious Places of Power
If desired, we will go to the Yarlu gorge, where a whole city of stones is built

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in the village of Ust-Koksa

    Departure from Gorno-Altaysk (airport) at 11:00 (transfer is booked and paid separately).

    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.

    Arrival in Ust-Koksa village at 17:00.

    Getting equipment.

    The briefing.

    Supper.

    Dating night.

    Length: by car 375 km from Gorno-Altaysk.
    Meals included: dinner at the cafe. Meals on the road are at your own expense.

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  • Day 2 - Ascent along the Kucherla River
  • Day 3 - Crossing under the Kara-Tyurek pass
  • Day 4 - Ascent to the Kara-Tyurek pass
  • Day 5 - Walk to Ak-Kemsky glacier and Mountain Spirits Lake
  • Day 6 - A walk in the gorge of the Ak-Oyuk river, in the valley of seven lakes
  • Day 7 - Transfer to the Tekel waterfall
  • Day 8 - Guldaira Lake
  • Day 9 - Tukhman Parking lot
  • Day 10 - Return to Ust-Koksa village
  • Day 11 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments
The route is a hike along mountain trails that does not require the use of special skills, but
good physical training is necessary for its passage. People who need constant medical attention
However, we do not recommend traveling this route. Pack horses are used to transport group equipment (tents, awnings, campfire equipment) and food on the route, starting from the third day (the first hiking day) to the tenth day (the ninth hiking day). You carry only personal belongings and a sleeping bag (6-10 kg) in backpacks.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    10 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

Overnight stays in 2, 3-person tourist tents throughout the route.

You can live in a separate tent alone, without additional payment (in this case, you will have to carry the tent yourself, on days when there are no horses).

Tent camp 10 nights

Overnight stays in 2, 3-person tourist tents throughout the route.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
11 days 10 nights
Group meets at
Gorno-Altaysk

Included in price

  • 3 meals a day (except meals on the road)
  • program maintenance
  • guide services
  • camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, mats, backpacks, campfire equipment, awning, first aid kit;
  • medical insurance and accident insurance on the active part of the route: MS-450000, SNC-30000 (for people over 64 years old, an additional payment according to the age coefficient);
  • medical insurance and accident insurance on the inactive part of the route: MS-150000, SNC-30000 (for people over 64 years old, an additional payment according to the age coefficient);
  • Ust-Koksa – Tyungur –Ust-Koksa transfer;
  • transportation of Tungur – Izerekyu (2nd day), "Three birches" – Tungur (10th day);
  • horses for transporting food and public equipment (2-10 days of the route);
  • excursion to the village of Verkhny Uymon (day 11);
  • entrance tickets to the museums of the Old Believers and the Roerich family;
  • recreational fees
  • Sailugem National Park pass (Day 9);
  • accommodation in a mountain campsite near Ak-Kemsky lake (4,5,6 day of the route) with a cabin, tents, gas equipment and a toilet;
  • accommodation in tents on the territory of the Altair tourist complex (1.10 days);
  • shower on ECO t\k "Altair";
  • storage of personal belongings at the t/c in Ust-Koksa village during the active part of the route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • meals on the way to Ust-Koksa;
  • bathhouse, a visit to the bathhouse is possible on the route:
    • 4,5,6 days – oz. Ak- Kem, from 2000 rubles/hour;
    • 1.10 days – Eco-tourist complex "Altair", 1500 rubles/hour.
  • transport delivery Gorno-Altaisk – Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaisk:
    • adult – 6,000 rubles.;
  • tips for guides.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Trekking shoes for movement – 1 pair (worn light or medium trekking boots or sneakers);
  • Replaceable lightweight shoes for camping and crossing rivers into a ford – 1 pair ("crocs" or light sandals; flip-flops without fastening in the heel area are NOT recommended);
  • Lightweight trekking pants, made of synthetics – 1 pair;
  • T–shirt for movement, running - 2 pieces (at least 1 with long and 1 with 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 sweater for camp or long halts – 1 piece (or a down jacket with natural or synthetic insulation; alternatively, a second thick fleece; knitted wool and fur items are NOT recommended);
  • thermal underwear for sleeping;
  • jacket (windbreaker, rain membrane) in June, late August down jacket;
  • Raincoat (if there is a waterproof jacket, then it is not needed; a disposable plastic one is NOT recommended);
  • Warm synthetic hat – 1 piece;
  • Synthetic gloves, running gloves – 1 pair;
  • Trekking socks for movement – 2-3 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) 1 piece;
  • KLMN – mug, spoon, bowl, knife – (plastic, aluminum, stainless steel or titanium; porcelain, glass is NOT recommended);
  • Water container (flask/bottle, plastic or metal, 0.5-0.7l ; hydrator is NOT recommended) – 2 bottles;
  • 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);
  • Roll Band-aid (to seal up your calluses);
  • Individual medicines (in small quantities);
  • The flashlight is lightweight;
  • The backpack is lightweight for 20-30 liters for radial exits;
  • Boots made of Evo material (for camp/wet weather).
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 726
    19 – 29 Jun 11 days 10 nights
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    28 Jun – 8 Jul 11 days 10 nights
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    7 – 17 Jul 11 days 10 nights
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    25 Jul – 4 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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    12 – 22 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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