Trekking to the Shavlin lakes

On this tour you will visit valleys, each of which is unique and beautiful in its own way. You will have the opportunity to make a radial exit to the top of Pyramid Mountain, walk to the glacier at the foot of the mountain peaks of Lake Shavlin and taste local tortillas and local cheese from ayran. The cleanliness and coolness of mountain rivers, the enchanting smell of alpine meadows and mountain herbs, silence, unforgettable evenings around the campfire and endless starry sky are waiting for you.

Location

Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk
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US$ 546
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Duration
10 Days
9 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 4 – 13 Jul, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Privacy with nature
We are waiting for overnight stays in tents in picturesque places and food cooked over a campfire
The confluence of two rivers
We will see a stunning panorama of the confluence of two great rivers Chuya and Katun
Shavlin Lakes
Let's go to the azure-colored lake, swim, sunbathe, pick berries and walk around the neighborhood

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Novosibirsk – the city of Gorno-Altaisk – village of Chibit

    Our trip will start at 06.30 in Novosibirsk. 

    On the way, if necessary, we will pick up part of the group in Gorno-Altaisk. 

    We are going to the village of Chibit, which is located in the heart of the Chui tract in the middle of the Altai Mountains. 

    On the way, we will stop at a roadside cafe for lunch (not included in the price), and also see the confluence of the Chuya and Katun rivers. 

    In the evening we will arrive in the village of Chibit, from where our walking route will begin. 

    We will stop at the recreation center in tents.

    (787 km, 14-16 hours).

  • Day 2 - Chibit – R.Oroy
  • Day 3 - Oroy River – Shavla River
  • Day 4 - Shavla River – Lower Shavlinskoye Lake
  • Day 5 - A day's rest. Radial output
  • Day 6 - The day
  • Day 7 - Lake Shavlinskoye – the valley of the Yeshtykol River
  • Day 8 - the valley of the river Yeshtykol – the valley of the river Oroy
  • Day 9 - The valley of the Oroi River – P. Chibit
  • Day 10 - P. Chibit – Novosibirsk
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation in tents, the night before departure – in 4-bed cabins at the recreation center.

Overnight in tents 8 nights
The house at the recreation center 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Duration
10 days 9 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk

Included in price

  • transfer from Novosibirsk / Gorno-Altaysk to the starting point of the route and back;
  • transfer to the bridge over the Chuya River and back;
  • food delivery to the lake on horseback;
  • accommodation at the recreation center the night before departure;
  • three meals a day on the active part of the route (hot breakfasts and dinners, lunch snacks);
  • instructor support;
  • group equipment: 3-4-seater tents (if you wish to accommodate individually, you can take your own tent), boilers, gas burners and cylinders; 
  • group first aid kit;
  • the bathhouse on the last evening;
  • consultations on the selection of clothes, ticket purchase;
  • a signature buff.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Gorno-Altaysk/Novosibirsk and back;
  • meals on the road;
  • sauna on Lake Shavlinsky optional (about 1,000 rubles);
  • insurance against n/a;
  • tips for the guide.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment:

  • sleeping bag (comfort 0 or -3);
  • travel mat;
  • trekking poles (with clips of ClickLock or FlickLock systems);
  • backpack 65-85 l with a rigid back and a good wide waist belt;
  • backpack 15-30L (lightweight) for radial exits;
  • a cape for a backpack from the rain;
  • hoba (tourist seat);
  • airtight bags (lightweight) to keep things dry.

Clothing and shoes:

  • trekking boots (ankle is fixed, thick sole) (wear out for 7-10 days before hiking!);
  • sandals (with a fixed heel) or EVA galoshes;
  • membrane jacket from 10000/10000 (if the jacket is over 1 year old, we treat it with a waterproof impregnation!);
  • pants are wind and moisture proof;
  • lightweight down jacket or jacket (insulated vest) weight about 400g;
  • fleece hat, buff, panama hat/cap;
  • insulated jacket (fleece);
  • T-shirt or long sleeve shirt;
  • 1-2 T-shirts (synthetic ones are better, running ones are suitable);
  • synthetic T-shirt (running) with wide shoulders under the straps of a backpack;
  • trekking socks (3-4 pairs, synthetic) + warm trekking socks 1 pair No.
  • lightweight running pants;
  • shorts;
  • underwear;
  • a set of moisture-wicking thermal underwear;

What else to take:

  • 2 liters of breadcrumbs, take instead of bread (you can put it in a tetrapack of juice of 1 or 2 liters.);
  • plate, spoon, mug (not ceramic), knife, matches;
  • personal first aid kit, in case of chronic diseases (the instructor will have a public first aid kit with a standard set of medicines) + elastic bandage, sterile bandage - 2 pcs., hydrogen peroxide, a wide tissue-based roll patch;
  • personal hygiene products (toothpaste, brush, soap, toilet paper 1 roll, biodegradable shampoo (preferably solid), accessories for girls, etc.);
  • absorbent towel (light and quick-drying);
  • water bottle 0.5-0.7l.;
  • sunglasses that do not transmit ultraviolet light;
  • sunscreen SPF 20-30;
  • flashlight (preferably a headlamp) + battery pack;
  • pocket snacks (nuts, dried fruits, bars);

Documents:

  • passport;
  • n/a insurance policy;
  • money for souvenirs and additional expenses;

Additionally (optional):

  • Thermos (0.5 -1 liter) optional, lightweight!
  • gaiters / "lanterns" (worn over boots);
  • bathing accessories;
  • sports isotonics for breeding in water;
  • camera (video camera);
  • lipstick is hygienic;
  • a 5-10m rope with a diameter of 5 mm (for drying clothes, repairs).
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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 546
    4 – 13 Jul, 2025 10 days 9 nights
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