Top 7 beauties of Altai. Car tour

The Chulyshman Valley is a place in Altai that fascinates and inspires at the same time. The warm sun warms with gentle rays. The breath of life is felt everywhere.

In just a week you will drive along the most beautiful and famous serpentines of Altai, try to unravel the bizarre drawings of the Blue Lake, visit the local “Mars”, and also see the amazing beauty of waterfalls and how “stone mushrooms” have been growing out of the ground for thousands of years.

Location

Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 7 Jun
    • 10 – 16 Jun
    • 19 – 25 Jun
    • 28 Jun – 4 Jul
    • 7 – 13 Jul
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Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The temple on the island
We will walk a narrow suspension bridge to the rocky island of Patmos, where we will learn the history of the Church of St. John the Theologian
Stunning panoramas of Altai
From a height of 800 m, we will admire the grandiose view of the Chulyshman River valley and the surrounding mountains
Invigorating trekking
We are waiting for a hike up and down the serpentine, as well as walks to lakes and waterfalls
Siberian bathhouse
At the end of our adventures, we will take a steam bath in the hot Altai bathhouse
Spiritual gatherings
We will exchange addresses and emotions with new acquaintances at the farewell bonfire

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Gorno-Altaysk

    Meeting of the group at the airport in Gorno-Altaysk from 9:00 to 10:30.

    Transfer to Askat village, Chemal district, RA. 

    Check in to the cabins at the base, surrounded on all sides by picturesque mountain ranges. 

    The beautiful Katun River is within walking distance.

    Askat village is famous for the presence of craftsmen of various crafts: pottery, leather making, painting, painting and wood carving, etc. 

    After a short rest, a sightseeing tour of the "Legends of Chemal", during which we will visit the island of Patmos, passing over the suspension bridge over the Katun to the church of John the Theologian; Chemalskaya HPP – the oldest hydroelectric power plant in Altai, the confluence of the Chemal and Katun rivers.

    Patmos is a small island with steep rocky slopes on the Katun River, on which the Orthodox Church of St. John the Theologian is located. 

    At the moment, the temple is an active women's monastery, where services are held, at the same time it is available for everyone to visit. 

    In the evening, we will take a short tour of the village of Askat: climb Mount Menzhelik, go down to the rock "Marble", walking along the shore of Katun.

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  • Day 2 - Chuisky tract
  • Day 3 - Mazhoy cascades
  • Day 4 - The red gate. Ulagan pass. The Pazyryk tract. Katu-Yaryk Pass
  • Day 5 - Ringing waterfalls
  • Day 6 - Chulyshmansky Canyon
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation:

  • Day 1 – Askat village, 3-bed (shower, well-equipped toilet on the street);
  • Day 2.3 – Aktash village, Irbis campsite, two/three-bed houses (shower, well-equipped toilet on the street);
  • 4.5 day – Chulyshman river valley, Chulyshman Valley campsite, three-bed houses (shower, well-equipped toilet on the street);
  • Day 6 – Aktash village, Irbis campsite, two/three-bed houses (shower, well-equipped toilet on the street).

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

Triple room38 800
Double room43 300
Single room47 800
Irbis campsite 3 nights

The Irbis campsite is located on the territory of the picturesque village of Aktash. The guest houses offer views of the river on one side and the mountains on the other.

There are sleeping places in the rooms. The complex has free internet access, which will allow guests to stay in touch around the clock. Guests can relax on the outdoor equipped terrace.

You can cook lunch on your own, in the common kitchen; an alternative option is the cafe "Caravan" within walking distance from the campsite.

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Camp site in Askat village 1 night
Campsite "Chulyshmanskaya dolina" 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk

Included in price

  • high-traffic vehicles along the route;
  • overnight stays in guest houses at camp sites;
  • accompanying a guide, an excursion program;
  • sauna (1 time);
  • crossings over the Chulyshman river;
  • payment of all recreational fees on excursions.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • meals (meals in a cafe average check 400-450 rubles);
  • tick bite insurance (May – June period).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a warm set of clothes: a windproof jacket, a sweater, warm trousers or a fleece suit, a hat, several pairs of warm socks;
  • raincoat/waterproof suit with hood; 
  • summer hiking comfortable things (several T-shirts, shorts, trousers, socks, a sun hat - a cap or a bandana); 
  • shoes – comfortable, well-worn boots or sneakers, slates or sandals for relaxation; 
  • a small backpack for things on excursions, walks (to put a jacket, a water bottle, a first aid kit, etc.); 
  • personal hygiene items, a small towel;
  • individual first aid kit, individual medicines, in the presence of chronic diseases;
  • 0.5 l bottle under water;
  • sunscreen, sunglasses (high solar activity);
  • swimsuit;
  • a camera or video camera with hermetically sealed;
  • cash for souvenirs, other personal expenses;
  • documents, passport, MHI policy;
  • insurance against tick-borne encephalitis in case of its presence;
  • powerbank;
  • repellents, tick protection products (the highest tick activity in May and early June).
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  • US$ 433
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    10 – 16 Jun 7 days 6 nights
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    19 – 25 Jun 7 days 6 nights
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