Altai-Mongolia. 3 Lakes
During the tour, you will enjoy the magnificent, wild nature of Altai and Mongolia, you will see a dramatic change of landscapes of four climatic zones, take a boat trip on Lake Teletsk to the Corbu, Chedor, Estyube and Kishta waterfalls. In addition, you will conquer three famous passes: Seminsky Pass (1.717 m), Chike-Taman (1.295 m) in Altai and Durven-Dab Pass (2.485 m) on the Salyugemsky Range in Mongolia. You are waiting for excursions to the places of power of Altai and Mongolia, waterfalls, a trip along the Chui Route, which is included in the 10 most beautiful roads of the world according to National Geographic.
Group meeting. Transfer Novosibirsk-Artybash. Srostki-birthplace V.M. Shukshina. Teletskoye Lake.
06:30 - 07:00 Collection of tour participants in Novosibirsk, meeting with a guide and a group.
07:00 - 12:00 Transfer Novosibirsk - Artybash. On the way, you will visit the village of Srostki, the birthplace of the famous Soviet writer, actor and director V.M. Shkushin and the museum, located in the school, where he studied V.Shukshin. Almost in front of the school, there is one of the most beautiful churches in Russia - the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr, made in the classic Old Russian style.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch in Splices.
13:00 - 16:00 Transfer Srostki - Artybash. After arriving in the village of Artybash, which is located in a beautiful place: on the bank of the famous Teletskoye Lake and at the mouth of the Biya River, we will be accommodated at the tourist center.
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner, rest.
Boat trip on Lake Teletskoye. Waterfalls Esubé, Corbu, Chedor, Kista.
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 13:00 We will take a boat cruise on Lake Teletskoye to admire the magnificent landscapes of dense taiga growing along the banks of national reserves and the cleanest waters of the lake. You will see the place of the fall of the meteorite, visit the very beautiful waterfall Chedor, 8 meters high and the most popular waterfall of Lake Teletskoye - Korbu, located near the Korbo ridge. With a thirteen-meter height, tons of water break down with a roar, rushing into Teletskoye Lake. Here you can taste the famous Altai gray or cold-smoked grayling, fresh fish soup, pancakes stuffed with Siberian berries, maral meat, first-class moonshine on Altai herbs and pine nuts, mead, and a great many local delicacies. Our cruise will end with a tour of the Kist waterfall.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in the cafe.
14:00 - 18:00 Refreshing and gaining strength for new discoveries, we will climb the Snake-Tylan-Tu mountain, offering a magnificent view of Lake Teletskoye, Iogach and Artybash villages, Lake Teletskoe, the source of the Biya River. Photo session on the famous viewing platform. For a fee on the observation deck can climb on quad bikes or horses.
18:00 - 20:00 Return to the hostel, dinner, rest.
Lake Manzherok. Patomos Island. Chemal hydroelectric station.
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.
09:00 -13: 00 Transfer Artybash - Manzherok - Elena. We are waiting for an excursion to the famous lake Manzherok, revered by the ancient Altaians and sung in 1966 by E. Piekha in the song “Manzherok”. Here we climb to the famous observation deck, offering stunning views of the lake below and the beautiful mountains. PHOTO SESSION.
13:00 -14: 00 Lunch in the cafe.
14:00 -19: 00 After lunch, the group will go to the village of Chemal to see the extraordinary beauty of the place - the island of Patmos. The steep, rocky shores of the island are washed by the fast-moving Katun River, which at this point merges with the River Chemal. The confluence of the two rivers is clearly visible - the color of the water in Katun is turquoise, in Chemale it is almost black. You can get to the island only by a suspension bridge. The island has a functioning convent - the Temple of the Apostle John the Divine. Next, we are waiting for the picturesque Chemal Hydroelectric Power Station, an excursion to the Valley of Spirits, where the ancient Altaians prayed to their gods, an excursion to the Tavda caves, where our ancestors lived more than 20,000 years ago. After the excursion, the group will leave for settling at the Ålanda hostel.
19:00 - 20:00 Accommodation at the hostel, rest.
Chui Trail: Seminsky Pass, Chike-Taman Pass. The Place of Power is the Merger of Chuya and Katun. Monument to Kolka Snigereva. Katunskie Terraces. Ancient Petroglyphs Kalbak-Tash.
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.
09:00 -18: 00 Today will be a busy day! After packing the bags, we will go further, deep into the ancient Altai, towards new adventures! Going up into the mountains, we will overcome the majestic Seminsky Pass (1.717 m), and then, one of the most difficult sections of the Chuisky Tract - the Chike-Taman Pass (1.295 m), from the viewing platform of which there is an amazing view of the valley lying under our feet! Here we will find the legendary Silk Road linking East Asia with the Mediterranean, built in the II century BC. This is one of the most beautiful and dangerous passes of Gorny Altai: its height is 1.295m, and the steepness is more than 60º. From the observation deck of the pass you will make beautiful photos, and after descending from the past, we will soon visit another famous Place of Power - the confluence of two rivers: Chui and Katun, where you can make your most secret desires and tie white ribbons so that the Spirits of Altai will help to fulfill them ! Altaians call such tapes kyira or dyalam depending on how the inhabitants of a particular locality used to call them. driving a little further, we will see the fantastic Katun terraces, which amaze with their regular geometric shape. It is hard to believe that this is a natural, and not a man-made landscape of ancient civilizations since the vast territory of several thousand hectares of land is as if cut off by a sharp razor in a ruler. It is noteworthy that there are no stones on these terraces, although there are mountains nearby, and a rapid mountain river Katun flows below. Scientists still can not solve the mysterious mystery of the origin of the terraces. Leaving behind the Katun terraces, we will stop at the monument to Kolka Snigerev, the hero of the legendary song “There is a road along the Chuy path”, which appeared in Altai in the 30s of the last century and became very popular among the people. The motive of the song sounds in V. Shukshin’s film “There Lives Such a Guy” Having a little rest, and having made a photo at a monument, we will go further. Ahead of us is the famous archaeological complex Kalbak-Tash - the largest monument of rock art, which stores more than 5,000 cave paintings of different eras: the late Neolithic-Eneolithic (end of V-IV millennium BC), the Eneolithic-Bronze Age (III- beginning of the 1st millennium BC), Scythian time (VIII — II centuries BC), Hun-Sarmatian time (II century BC-V century BC), Turkic era (VI-X centuries. AD.). Here, on the territory of the monument, there is the largest accumulation of runic text in Russia - 30 lines of unique runic inscriptions dating back to the 9th-10th centuries AD.
19:00 -20: 00 Arrival at the hostel Nomad, dinner, sauna, time off..
Altai Mars. Geyser Lake.
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.
09:00 - 17:00 Today we are waiting for an amazing excursion to the famous Altai Mars - to the Kyzyl-Chin valley, where you will see fantastic, not earthly landscapes! You will have the full feeling that you are on a red planet, it’s not so earthly and unreal that these are red-orange mountains. At one time, on the site of the Kyzyl-Chin valley there was a warm Tethys sea, then a cold lake and glaciers. About 6.000 years ago, long before the appearance of the Egyptian pyramids, people already lived here, who left behind a lot of amazing and mysterious petroglyphs. Snack on the road. After lunch, we will take an excursion to the lake of an unusually beautiful piercing turquoise color at the bottom of which geysers beat. Those who want an adrenaline dose can raft on one of the most famous among the athletes of the Altai rivers - the Chuya River, where annual rafting competitions are held.
17: 00-18: 00 Return to the hostel.
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner, time off.
Mongolia. North-Chuisky Range. Pass Durven-Daba. Bayan-Ulgiy. Shopping Like Tolobo-Nuur.
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast.
09:00 - 15:00 On the sixth day of travel, we will go to Mongolia. On the way, you will see landscapes of the Chuya steppe and admire the peaks of the North-Chuisky Range, considered to be one of the highest ranges of Altai. Mountain peaks with a height of more than 3,500 meters are covered with non-melting snow caps and eternal glaciers. Passing the village of Kosh-Agach, go through customs, cross the state border at the checkpoint "Tashanta" and say goodbye to asphalt roads. The group heads to the Mongolian border town of Bayan-Ulgii, located 100 km from the border. We climb to the pass Durven-Daba, located at an altitude of 2.485 m. Sailyugemsky ridge. Ahead lies Mongolia - a country of fantastic, endless steppes, mountains, deserts and lakes, with its amazingly beautiful nature and distinctive color.
15:00 - 16:00 Lunch in the cafe of Bayan-Ulgiy, currency exchange.
16:00 - 17:00 After lunch, we will make excellent shopping in Mongolian shops, which are famous for their magnificent products from the natural wool of camels, yaks. You can buy socks, outerwear, very warm jackets, vests, blankets and pillows from camel's hair, leather jackets and much more. Then the group will go to one of the most beautiful lakes in Mongolia - Lake Tolbo-Nuur. We will stay overnight in the national Mongolian yurts at the campsite, located on the shore of the lake.
Rest on the Lake Tolbo-Nuur. Fishing. Walk on the Boat on the Lake.
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast in a cafe at the hostel.
10:00 - 22:00 Free time, rest on the lake Tolbo-Nuur. You can taste the dishes of the national cuisine: fine Mongolian bouzas from fresh sheep (manti), tsuyvan (fried noodles with lamb), hushuur (something like a cheburek), guriltai-shol (soup with lamb), drink han-tea, koumiss or try Mongolian beer. There is a volleyball court on the territory of the campsite, so those who want to take an active rest can play a ball on it, go fishing or explore the mountains around the lake, making an easy trekking. For an additional fee, you can book a boat trip on the lake, lasting about 1 hour. The campsite is equipped with a sandy beach so that anyone can swim and enjoy the beauty of this lake.
Lunch and dinner at the hostel.
Farewell to Mongolia. Return to Russia.
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast, packing the bags, early departure to the border.
10:00 - 14:00 Passage of the state border
14:00 - 17:00 Transfer Tashanta - Kosh-Agach - Chibit. Accommodation at the camp Nomad.
15:00 -16: 00 Rest, bath.
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner, free time.
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00 Return transfer. Our amazing journey has come to an end. After breakfast, we will pack our bags, leave our campsite and move back.
22:00 - 23:00 Arrival in Novosibirsk (approximately)