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Big Golden Ring of Altai

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10 days
545 €

A breathtaking tour in which you will see almost all the most famous sights of Altai: the legendary Lake Teletskoye with its waterfalls Estyube, Kisht, Chedor, Korbu, the famous ancient Place of Power - the valley of the river Chulyshman, Stone Mushrooms and fantastic Altai Mars. You will overcome the highest and unusually beautiful mountain passes, from which indescribable panoramic views are opened: Seminsky Pass (1.717m), Chike-Taman Pass (1.295m), Katu-Yaryk Pass (1.200m), Ulagansky Pass (2080 m). We have prepared for you a huge number of different activities, it is full of spectacular views and landscapes. You are waiting for moto rafting on the Katun River, horseback climbing to the Tolmen Pass (2.100m), visiting the caves of ancient people who lived in these places more than 20,000 years ago, very interesting and rich excursion programs. Our journey will take place along the famous Chui Route, which is included in the 10 most beautiful roads of the world according to National Geographic. In this tour, you will touch the secrets of the most ancient places of power, where an unusually powerful energy reigns, plunge into the pristine purity of nature and the vast expanses of the amazing and mysterious world of ancient Altai. So go.

Impressions guarantee!

Tour program

Day 1
Transfer Novosibirsk-Artybash. Srostki-Shukshin homeland.

Legendary Chui path. Teletskoye Lakes

06:30 - 07:00 Collection of tour participants in Novosibirsk, meeting with a guide and a group.

07:00 - 15:00 Transfer Novosibirsk - the village of Elanda. The route passes along the famous Chui road, which is in the TOP-10 of the most beautiful roads of the world according to National Geographic. On the way, we will stop at the village of Srostki, in the homeland of V.M. Shukshina, where we will have lunch and visit the museum of the great Soviet writer.

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch in Splices.

Having refreshed, we will go to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world - Lake Teletskoye.

18:00 - 20:00 Accommodation at the hostel, dinner, rest.

14:30 - 18:00 After lunch we will go to 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. On the island is a functioning convent. Next is the picturesque Chemal hydroelectric station.

19:00 - 20:00 Accommodation at the hostel, dinner, rest.

Day 2
Cruise on a boat on Lake Teletsky: waterfalls Chedor, Estyube, Korbu, Kishte, the place of the fall of the meteorite.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

09:00 -13: 00 After breakfast, the group will go on a modern boat on a stunning cruise on Lake Teletskoye. From the boat, you will enjoy fantastic panoramic views of both banks of the lake, overgrown with dense taiga, reflected in the cleanest dark-blue waters of the lake. We will make an excursion to the very interesting place of meteorite falling into its energy, the mysterious Cedar Waterfall, Estyube Waterfall, located in a narrow mysterious gorge of a mountain forest, where from a height of about 300 meters water noisily falls on the stones, and in sunny weather a few brightest rainbows After admiring these waterfalls, we will sail further to see the most famous waterfall of Lake Teletskoye - Korbu. Thirteen-meter waterfall Korbu formed as a result of the natural collapse of the bed of the river Korbu, originating from the mountain range of the same name. The Korbu Ridge is a grandiose natural creation, towering over 2100 meters above the central part of Lake Teletskoye. It is clearly visible from the village of Artybash and makes the panorama of the northern reach of Lake Teletskoye particularly picturesque. Opposite the Corbu Falls is the deepest part of Lake Teletskoye - 325 m.

11:00 - 12:00 We are waiting for a fantastic lunch at the Corbu Falls. In the cafe you can taste a huge number of local dishes: the famous Altai harius and hot / cold smoked deer meat, amazing soup, delicious pancakes stuffed with wild berries, various natural cheeses, healing Altai honey, teas on taiga herbs, strong infusions, homemade moonshine cedar cones and lots of other food and drinks, from which first-class restaurant dishes will seem like easy cooking.

12:00 - 13:00 Refreshing on the waterfall, we move to the next waterfall - Kishte. Kishte Falls is located on the eastern shore of Lake Teletskoye, on the territory of the Altai Nature Reserve and is considered one of the largest waterfalls on Lake Teletskoye. You can see the waterfall only from Lake Teletskoye from the board of the boat since landing passengers on the shore is prohibited. A great place for photo shoots and unforgettable pictures. After inspecting the waterfalls, the group will return to the base.

14:00 - 18:00 After returning to the base, those who wish can go for an additional fee on horseback riding or walk up to the panoramic mountain Tylan-Tuu (height 741 m), from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Teletskoe Lake below, which is listed UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage as part of the Golden Mountains of Altai complex. The name of the lake was given about 400 years ago by Russian pioneers since the Turkic tribes of the teles lived on its shores. Altaians call it Altyn-Kol (Golden Lake), the Mongols - Altan-nuur, in Chinese geography it is known as Altai or Artai. The lake is very transparent (you can distinguish the pebbles at the bottom of the lake at a depth of 15 meters) and quite deep. Its depth reaches 325 meters near the Corbu Falls (15th place in the world ranking of lake depths). Lake Teletskoye contains a huge amount of pure fresh water - more than 40 km³.

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner, rest.

Day 3
Transfer Artybash - Elanda. The mummy of the Altai princess. Lake Manzherok. Mountain Sinyuha.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

10:00 - 13:00 After breakfast, we will pack up and go on to explore Altai. Transfer Artybash - Gorno-Altaisk - Manzherok - Elena. We will make the first stop in Gorno-Altaisk - the capital of Gorny Altai, where we will have lunch at a cafe of national cuisine.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.

14:00 - 15:00 After lunch, the group will have an excursion to the famous Anokhin museum dedicated to the history of Altai and its animal world. Here is the famous mummy of the Altai Princess, which you can explore. In addition, in the museum, you will see a Russian-made hut with a farmstead and scrub, Altai dwellings - ayls, dwellings of primitive caveman, primitive weapons and ancient artifacts more than 3,000 years old. In the museum, a special place is given to the culture, life ,and attributes of the shamans.

16:00 - 18:00 We will take a tour of the famous Lake Manzherok, revered by the ancient Altaians and sung in 1966 by E. Pieha in the song “Manzherok” of the same name. Here we climb to the famous observation deck, offering stunning views of the lake below, the beautiful peaks of the mountains, the highest of which is Sinuha mountain. PHOTO SESSION.

19:00 -20: 00 Arrival at the Ålanda hostel, dinner, rest.

Day 4
Horse ride to the Tolman Pass. Patomos Island. Temple of John the Divine. Chemal hydroelectric station.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

10:00 - 13:00 After breakfast, anyone can take a horseback ride (paid separately) for 3-4 hours on the beautiful Tolmen Pass (height 1.800 m), offering stunning panoramic views of the majestic mountain ranges covered with white snow caps. At the top, according to the ancient Altai custom, we will build our castle for the spirits of the mountains. Horse riding does not require riding skills since all horses are specially trained and prepared for such walks. Sitting astride a beautiful horse, merging with him, you will have a wonderful opportunity with all your being to feel the beauty of nature and the fullness of life.

14:00 - 15:00 Lunch in the cafe.

15:00 - 17:00 After lunch, the group will go to the village of Chemal to see the extraordinary beautiful 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. On the island is the active monastery of St. John the Divine. The island and the temple are named after the small Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Theologian once lived and prayed. Russian Patmos was consecrated in 1855, and in 1915 the old St. John the Theological church was transferred to it. Next, we will have an excursion to the picturesque Chemal hydroelectric station, and after the excursion, the group will go to the campsite for settlement.

18:00 - 19:00 Arrival at the Ålanda hostel, dinner, rest, bath.

Day 5
Motorafting Kamyshlinsky Falls. Valley of Spirits. Observation deck. Waterfall Che-Chkysh.

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast.

10:00 - 12:00 Today there will be no time to miss! After breakfast under the guidance of an experienced instructor, we will go on high-speed motor rafts along the fast-moving beauty of Katun to Kamyshlinsky Falls, where you will get a hefty portion of positive and adrenaline and positive emotions!

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in the cafe.

14:00 - 18:00 After lunch, we will visit the gorge of the Mountain Spirits, where the ancient Altais prayed to their gods, asking them for help, healing from ailments, and about the birth of children. This place is permeated with the strongest energy. During the tour, you will inspect the Health stream, the Che-Chkysh waterfall, find petroglyphs on the rocks and climb the panoramic mountain, from where you can see a stunning view of the beautiful beauty of Katun below.

18:00 - 20:00 Return to the campsite, rest.

Day 6
Village Masters Askat. Travel along the Chuisky tract. Seminsky Pass. Chike-Taman pass. Ancient petroglyphs. Archaeological complex Kalbak-Tash.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

09:00 - 17:00 After breakfast we will pack up, leave the base and move to the village of Masters Askat, where we will get acquainted with the amazing work of local artisans and musicians. You will enjoy the healthy and restorative music of singing bowls, learn to play national instruments and even create your own ethnic group! Then we will go further into the depths of the ancient Altai, towards new adventures! Having climbed into the mountains, we will overcome the majestic and highest pass - Seminsky (1.717 m), and then, one of the most difficult sections of the Chuisky Trakt - 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, visit the archaeological complex Kalbak-Tash, the largest monument of rock art, which stores more than 5.000 rock paintings of different eras: late Neolithic-Eeneolithic (end V-IV millennium BC), the Eneolithic-Bronze Age (III-beginning of I millennium BC), Scythian time (VIII — II centuries BC), Hun-Sarmatian time ( II century BC-V century BC), the 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 camp "Nomad", accommodation. Dinner, rest, bath, sharing of impressions.

Day 7
Altai Mars. North-Chuisky Range. Geyser Lake.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

09:00 - 12:00 After breakfast, we will go in the direction of the Mongolian border to admire the peaks of the North-Chuya Range, which is rightly considered one of the highest ranges of the Altai. Mountain peaks with a height of more than 4,000 meters are covered with not melting snow caps and eternal glaciers, and under the main summit is the oldest alpine camp in Altai. A great place for photo shoots and unforgettable pictures.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.

14:00 - 18:00 Today we are waiting for an amazing excursion to the Kyzyl-Chin valley, or Altai Mars. You will see fantastic landscapes, and you will have the full feeling that you are on a red planet - so it is not earthly and not real 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. Then we are waiting for an excursion to the lake of an unusually beautiful, piercing turquoise color at the bottom of which geysers beat.

19:00 - 20:00 Return to the hostel, dinner, rest.

Day 8
Valley Chulyshman. Red Gate. Valley of the Kings. Ulagansky pass. Lake Uzun-Kol. Trout Lake. Pass Katu-Yaryk. Waterfall Kurkure.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

10:00 - 14:00 After breakfast, we will leave the nomad hostel and again set off. Our route will run along a narrow gorge between the rocks, which is called the Red Gate. Then we will see the rarest mercury lake and the legendary Pazyryk Kurgans shrouded in a veil of secrets in the Valley of the Kings, were ancient Scythian burials are located. Scientists estimate that some mounds are over 20,000 years old. Pazyryk Kurgans is one of the most mysterious and mystical places of Gorny Altai, filled with the strongest energy. According to the legends, only the elect could come here: kings and shamans. We will have to overcome one of the highest passes in the Altai - Ulagansky Pass (2.080 m). This is an amazing place, from where you can see the peaks of the Eastern Altai and the Kurai Range, and in the area of ​​the pass itself there are many lakes, including the famous Uzun-Kol Lake. We are moving further and further from civilization, into the hidden places of ancient Altai, approaching the famous valley of the river Chulyshman. Rising higher in the mountains, on the way to another fantastic pass Katu-Yaryk, we will see a trout lake. The observation deck of Katu-Yaryk is considered one of the most beautiful and majestic places of Gorny Altai, which is simply breathtaking.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the national cafe.

14:00 - 15:00 Descent to the Chulyshman valley, accommodation at the campsite. After placing the group will go on a walking tour to one of the most beautiful waterfalls - Kurkure Falls. Swimming in the waterfall, photo shoot.

18:00 - 19:00 Return to the hostel, dinner in a cafe, rest.

Day 9
Journey through the valley Chulyshman. Stone Mushrooms.

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.

09:00 - 13:00 Today you will forget about all the laws of physics! You will see a unique creation of nature - the famous "stone mushrooms" at the Ak-Korum tract and the fascinating landscapes of the Chulyshman river valley. To get to the "mushrooms", we will take a trip through the valley, cross the Chulyshman River and climb the mountain path that runs along a steep slope to a height of about 120 meters. The tour lasts about one and a half hours, depending on the size of the group and the time spent admiring mushrooms and taking photos.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch.

14:00 - 19:00 After getting acquainted with the wonderful mushrooms, we will return to Chibit, to the Nomad campsite that we already knew, which we left two days ago.

19:00 - 20:00 Return to the camp Nomad, dinner, rest.

Day 10
Return transfer

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast in the cafe at the hostel, packing of the bags.

09:00 - 23:00 After breakfast, we will pack up and go back. Our amazing journey has come to an end.

22:00 - 23:00 Arrival in Novosibirsk (approximately).

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