To the foot of Belukha. Trekking

We invite you to the legendary hiking route through the Altai Mountains – to the foot of Belukha, the highest mountain in Altai and Siberia. Only on our route you will be able to meet the dawn at the very foot of the mountain in the base camp of climbers, and touch the Beluga Whale with your hand! During the trip, you will find fragrant alpine meadows and coniferous forests, the turquoise Kucherla river and the stormy milky-white Ak-Kem River, mountain lakes, glaciers and waterfalls, the multicolored mystical Yarlu valley, ancient rock carvings and real Edelweiss, stunning panoramas of the snow-capped peaks of the Katun range, and, of course, the snow-white, legendary, sacred Belukha Mountain!

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 26 Jun
    • 24 Jun – 5 Jul
    • 3 – 14 Jul
    • 12 – 23 Jul
    • 21 Jul – 1 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    9 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 20 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Yarlu Valley
Let's take a walk to one of the most amazing places in the Altai Mountains
A real hike
We will walk with backpacks and accompanied by horses for more than 100 km among incredible landscapes
Belukha Mountain
Let's meet the dawn at the foot of the three-headed mountain
Away from the city
We will recuperate and spend the night in tents in nature
Scenic road
We will cover more than 1000 km along the Chui highway

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The beginning of the path

    Departure from Novosibirsk/Barnaul in the village of Ust-Koksa.

    Departure from Novosibirsk at 20:00

    Departure from Barnaul at 23:50 (local time, Moscow time +4).

    Length: by car – 875 km from Novosibirsk / 640 km from Barnaul.
    Meals: on the road at your own expense.

  • Day 2 - Ust-Koksa
  • Day 3 - Kucherla River
  • Day 4 - The Kucherlin trail
  • Day 5 - Kara-Tyurek Pass
  • Day 6 - Ak-Kemskaya Wall
  • Day 7 - Beluga Whale
  • Day 8 - Yarlu Valley
  • Day 9 - Ak-Kem River
  • Day 10 - Kuzuyak Pass
  • Day 11 - Departure
  • Day 12 - End of the program
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

the tour to the foot of Belukha does not require special training, but you need to be in good physical shape. The tour is available to children from the age of 10.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    9 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation on the camping site in the village.Ust-Koksa before and after the hike, as well as overnight stays in 4-person tourist tents on the active part of the route.

  • The cost of the tour for all dates except July 21 and July 30 is 47,900 rubles.;
  • The cost of tours from July 21 and July 30 is 49,900 rubles.
Camping in Ust-Koksa village 2 nights
Overnight in a tent 7 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 20 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul

Included in price

  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, mats, campfire equipment, awning, etc.);
  • meals on the route and at the tourist complex;
  • accommodation at the tourist complex in Ust-Koksa village before and after the hike;
  • instructor-guide services;
  • packhorses for transporting food, tents and public equipment wherever possible;
  • transfer on the route, 130 km (Ust-Koksa – Tyungur – Kucherla – Tyungur – Ust-Koksa);
  • insurance with the possibility of evacuation by helicopter in case of an emergency;
  • first aid kit;
  • registration of a border pass to Belukha;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • recreational expenses.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk / Barnaul and back;
  • meals during transport delivery from Novosibirsk / Barnaul and back;
  • sauna at the tourist complex in Ust-Koksa and hiking on Lake Ak-Kemsky;
  • transfer Novosibirsk – Ust-Koksa – Novosibirsk: 8,900 rubles.;
  • transfer Barnaul – Ust-Koksa – Barnaul: 8,700 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. Documents – passport, medical policy.
  2. The money is for additional expenses (meals on the road, a sauna, souvenirs, etc.).
  3. Clothes:
    • Warm clothes: a jacket or down jacket, warm trousers (for example, with fleece lining), a warm sweater (made of wool or fleece), warm socks, gloves, a hat.
    • Raincoat or waterproof storm jacket. A fabric raincoat with taped seams or a membrane jacket will do. If you decide to take an inexpensive, oilcloth raincoat, take several pieces at once (with a margin).
    • Waterproof/windproof pants. Fabric trousers with taped seams from the "jacket/pants" kits, which are sold in hunting, fishing, tourism stores, or membrane trousers, will be suitable.
    • The main set of clothes: lightweight sweatpants for transitions, several T-shirts, underwear, several pairs of socks, a sun hat.
    • Sleepwear: a set of thermal underwear or a thin knitted set (T-shirt with sleeves and tights). A separate pair of warm socks.
  4. Shoes:
    • Trekking boots (you can wear well-worn "boots" or other high boots with a solid sole).
    • Sneakers or sneakers.
    • Slates.
  5. Personal first aid kit:
    • Medicines for specific diseases.
    • Elastic bandage.
    • Adhesive plaster (plain, white, 3-4 cm wide).
    • A sterile bandage.
    • Cold remedies.
    • Activated carbon.
  6. Miscellaneous:
    • Personal hygiene items.
    • A personal set of dishes (mug, spoon, bowl).
    • Knife.
    • Matches.
    • Lantern.
    • Dark glasses.
    • Sunscreen.
    • The "sidushka" from karimat.
  7. Optional:
    • Own sleeping bag. (the comfort temperature is not higher than -5).
    • Own backpack. (with a volume of at least 80 liters).
    • My own tent.
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    15 – 26 Jun 12 days 11 nights
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