Ukok Plateau, Chulyshman River valley and Teletskoye Lake. Off-road trip to the places of power of Altai

The most mystical, the most mysterious, the most inaccessible place in Altai. The Ukok Plateau is the border of four states: Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. This is a region surrounded by the highest mountains of Altai, where snow does not melt even in summer. This is the place of the oldest megalithic complexes and thermal springs. It was here that scientists found the legendary mummy of the Altai Princess. Grandiose views and nature, which has not yet been touched by civilization, will leave the brightest impressions. The roads in this area are a separate attraction, we will ply mountain rivers, pass the most difficult passes. You will make an exciting journey and touch the secrets of the Great Altai.

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk
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Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 8 – 18 Jul
    • 22 Jul – 1 Aug
    • 12 – 22 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
  • Tent
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 6 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Gallery of the Ancients
We will visit the Kalbak-Tash archaeological complex, where there are more than 5,000 rock carvings from various eras
A walk on Altai Mars
The cosmic landscapes attract travelers from all over the world
The Mystical Ukok Plateau
Let's take an incredible journey through the mysterious Ukok plateau
Unforgettable fishing
Grayling fishing awaits us in the purest waters of the Altai rivers and lakes
The largest waterfall in Altai
Let's go to the largest cascading waterfall in Altai – Uchar – Chulchinsky

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Getting to know Altai. The Seminsky pass. Karakol Valley

    From 8:30 to 10.00 Meeting at the airport of Gorno-Altaysk (parking). 

    Stop for breakfast at a cafe (self-paid), explore Altai, explore the Seminsky Pass, visit the Karakol Valley - the Uch Enmek Natural Park, which is a sacred place for the Altai people. 

    Sightseeing tour. 

    Supper. 

    Getting to know the band. 

    Accommodation at an eco-campsite. 

    Accommodation: Ongudai eco-village Hotel (or similar), double-triple, room facilities. Incl. meals: dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Sights of the Chui tract. Geyser Lake
  • Day 3 - Altai Mars. Megalithic complex and thermal springs
  • Day 4 - A journey through the Ukok Plateau
  • Day 5 - A journey through the Ukok Plateau
  • Day 6 - A journey through the Ukok Plateau
  • Day 7 - The way back. Viewing platforms
  • Day 8 - The Valley of a thousand Lakes. The Pazyryk mounds. Katu-Yaryk Observation Deck
  • Day 9 - The largest waterfall in Altai is Uchar. Tracking
  • Day 10 - Stone mushrooms and Lake Teletskoye
  • Day 11 - Souvenir markets. Return transfer
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
  • Tent
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at camp sites along the way, as well as overnight stays in tourist tents.

Possible placement options:

  • Ongudai eco-village Hotel, double-triple, room facilities – 1 night (1st day);
  • Rasul campsite in Kosh-Agach, double room, room facilities – 1 night (2nd day);
  • tents for 2-3 people, 4-bed accommodation is possible on request, wooden toilet outside – 4 nights (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th days);
  • Rasul campsite/Nomad/Shavlo/"Aktash Village"/ "River lands" in Aktau, double room, shower and toilet in the room – 1 night (7th day);
  • campsite "Stone mushrooms", double house, toilet in the house, outdoor shower on site – 2 nights (8th, 9th days);
  • camp site "Manul-Kel"/ "Manor in the mountains"/ "Artybash", double room, shower and toilet in the room – 10th day.

Be sure to ask the manager in advance which camp sites you will be staying at on your arrival dates. 

Ongudai Eco Village Hotel 1 night

Double-triple accommodation, room facilities.

Rasul Tourist Complex or Eco-tourist complex "Nomad" or 2 nights
Tent camp 4 nights
Campsite "Stone mushrooms" 1 night
Manul-Kel camp site or Campsite "Manor in the mountains" or 1 night
Rasul Tourist Complex 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 6 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
11 days 10 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk

Included in price

  • transfer from Novosibirsk, the entire itinerary of the program;
  • off–road car - 490 km;
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners, 4 lunches (dry rations);
  • accommodation at camp sites – 6 nights;
  • accommodation in tents – 4 nights;
  • the work of a guide - 1-2 people;
  • public equipment rental;
  • recreational fees;
  • entrance tickets, except those marked, are paid additionally;
  • boat rental (156 km);
  • payment for river crossings.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk / Barnaul / Gorno-Altaysk and back;
  • meals during the transfer (at roadside cafes);
  • lunch at the cafe;
  • entrance tickets to the Museum of Local Lore. Anokhina in Gorno-Altaysk – 250 rubles.;
  • payment for passage to the Jumala springs is 200-400 rubles.;
  • rent a backpack, sleeping bag.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • shoes: trekking boots, trekking sandals, sneakers, crocs or slates for sauna/rafting. Or sneakers with thick soles, polyurethane boots with a warm insert, sandals or moccasins for hot weather, crocs or sandals for bathing/rafting;
  • for traveling along the route: trekking pants, running leggings, long sleeve T-shirt (to protect against burns), shorts, light T-shirt, swimsuit, underwear, headdress (from the sun), socks;
  • weatherproof: waterproof windbreaker, jacket, fleece jacket, sports hat, warm socks, thermal underwear. Or a waterproof raincoat, a warm tracksuit, a jacket, a padded vest, a hat, wool socks;
  • personal hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, washcloth, comb, towel;
  • individual medicines;
  • a small backpack for excursions (put water, a jacket, sunscreen, glasses, etc.);
  • basic items can be carried in a sports bag, backpack or a convenient drive bag with handles;
  • Do not take extra things with you. The trunks of vehicles are not very large in size and are designed according to the principle of 1 guest = 1 travel backpack or bag + 1 hand luggage.;
  • sunscreen with a protection level of 50;
  • sunglasses (optional);
  • headlamp;
  • a city set of clothes that you will change into after traveling on the day of your return flight (optional).

For a tour to the Ukok plateau - tents, mats, sleeping bags, burners, cooking equipment, a supply of provisions will be provided from the company, camping utensils.

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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jun – 31 Aug
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    22 Jul – 1 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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    12 – 22 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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