We invite you to spend a wonderful vacation in the Altai Mountains in a tent camp in the Uimon valley. A special feature of our program is daily hiking, different in terms of difficulty and duration, but they are all done light, without any backpacks!!! During the week-long program you will visit the most interesting and attractive places of Ust-Koksinsky district: the Multinskie Lakes, Krasnaya Mountain, the Bashtalinskie lakes, headwaters of the Big and Small Gromotukha river, Altaika Mountain and a sacred spring with silver water, get acquainted with medicinal herbs of Altai, touch the old believer culture and get acquainted with the heritage of the Roerich family in Verkhniy Uymon. Our camp is located on a huge green area surrounded by birch forest, just 100 meters away from the beautiful Katun river, where you can swim in warm weather. From the northern side you can see the Terektinsky ridge, and from the southern and western ones – the Katun ridge. Come to plunge into the atmosphere of harmony and beauty, to be filled with pure energy of the Altai Mountains, to sit at the evening party under the starry sky, to find new friends and perhaps renewed yourself!
We have created the most comfortable conditions for you:
• tent camp;
• summer cafe with a real Russian stove;
• comfortable toilets and shower cabins;
• fire place for evening get-togethers;
• bathhouse (banya) for 10-12 persons;
• garden houses;
• free Wi-Fi
08:00 – 8:45 – morning workout (for those wishing - daily morning yoga from 7:15 till 9:00) or qigong classes by the Katun river
09:00 – breakfast
10:00 – start of itinerary (lunch – picnic on the route)
17:00-19:00 – return from trekking, time for rest
19:00 – dinner
20:00 – evening fire, guitar songs
Departure from Gorno-Altaisk at 11:00 (airport). Local time, difference with Moscow is +4 hours. Arrival in Ust-Koksa by bus from Gorno-Altaysk at 17.00. Accommodation in the tourist com-plex. Safety briefing. Radial hike to the hilltop or walk to the conflu-ence of the Koksa and Katun rivers. Meal on the way at own expense.
375 km / 3 km
dinner - in a cafe
Transfer to the UAZ to the Bashtala village, to the Bashtala plateau. First stop at the Cedar Glade, which offers an amazing view of the beautiful Belukha. Belukha is the highest Siberian peak. Glaciers on its slopes, with a total area of 70 sq. km, give rise to the sources of the amazingly beautiful and largest river in the Altai Mountains - Katun. According to one of the Asian legends, Mount Belukha is the future Northern Shambhala. This place is associated with the name of Nicholas Roerich. Then climb to the high plateau (2400 m). You can enjoy an amazing view of the Bashtalinsky Lake here.
16 km, 12 km
breakfast in cafe, lunchbox, dinner in cafe
A meeting with an herbalist and an informative story about the healing properties of herbs of the Altai Mountains will finish with a tea ceremony and tasting of the most fragrant herbal teas with alpine honey. After the excursion you visit the Museum of gems in the village of Verkhny Uymon.
16 km, 2km
breakfast, lunch, dinner in cafe
Breathtaking views of the mountains, alpine meadows, 3 mountain lakes - lower, middle and upper. Lower and middle lakes are connected by a beautiful waterfall. Picnic by the lower lake.
GAZ-66 (UAZ) / on foot
100 km / 7 km
breakfast in cafe, lunchbox, dinner in cafe
Ascent along the river Multa to Lower Multinskoe Lake. On the way there are a lot of mushrooms and berries. Going out to the lake, located at an altitude of 1710 meters. The mirror-like surface of the lake, 2370 meters long and up to 900 meters wide, in quiet weather reflects the clouds floating in the blue sky and the tops of the nearby mountains. Usually, there is grayling in the lake. After lunch tour to Middle Multinskoe Lake.
GAZ-66 (UAZ) / on foot
44 km / 7 km |3 km
breakfast in cafe, lunch and dinner cooked on fire
Near the lake there is a waterfall of the same name (the height of the fall is 25 m). The group can split up here. Tourists can relax and commune with nature on the lake; those who want vivid impressions will take a radial excursion to the Kuykuk glacier (2500 m).
breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked on fire
Descent from the Multin lakes on foot to the village of Multa-Maralnik (13 km). Transfer to Ust-Koksa village. Dinner. Rest.
on foot / car
13 km / 44 km
breakfast cooked on fire, lunchbox, dinner in cafe
In the morning returning equipment. Half-day excursion to village of Verkhniy Uymon, one of the oldest villages of Ust-Koksinsky district. The village was founded by old believers about 300 years ago. There are two museums in the village: the Museum of Local History named by N.K. Roerich and the Museum of Old Belief. After lunch lunch departure to Gorno-Altaisk at 15:00 (local time, the difference with Moscow +4 hours). Arrival in Gorno-Altaysk at 21.00. Hotel accommodation (by yourself) Recommended hotels: "Lyubimyi" (S. Maima), "Igman" (Gorno-Altaysk). Transfer to the airport by yourself. Taxi Maxim +7 (38822) 2-44-44 (Estimated cost 200 rubles).
24 km, 375 km.
Breakfast, lunch in a cafe, dinner on the way is paid by yourself
Transfer to Ust-Koksa:
Gorno-Altaisk - Ust-Koksa - Gorno-Altaisk - 5600 rub.
10% discount for children under 14 years
You can come by your own car. There is a free secured parking.
|2-bed tents, tourist mats, sleeping bags, inserts in sleeping bags.|
Type of accommodation
(8 days/7 nights), RUB per person
1 night (accommodation less than 7 days), RUB per person
Tour price includes:
- 3 meals a day (except meals on the way)
- program service
- guide services
- group and individual tourist equipment: tents, sleeping bags, mats, backpacks, campfire equipment, medical kit
- accommodation in the tent camp
- excursion to the village of Verkhny Uymon (6th day)
- entrance tickets to the Museum of Old Believers and the Roerichs Family Museum
- all transfers according to the program
- border permit
- visa invitation
Tour price does not include:
Additionally, during free time you can order:
- rafting on the Katun or Koksa rivers
- Apihouse (unique wellness procedure - sleep on bees)
Take with you
- warm jacket
- waterproof clothing (raincoat, jacket, pants)
- trekking boots
- high boots (preferably made of polyurethane foam)
- trekking poles (it is possible to rent in the tourist complex before the itinerary start)
- sneakers and flip-flops (light slippers)
- ground pad (karrimat)
- warm tracksuit and warm cap
- cotton gloves
- t-shirts 2-3 pсs.
- wool socks 2 pairs
- 3-4 pairs of thin socks
- sun hat
- sunglasses and sunscreen
- swimsuit / swimming trunks
- folding knife
- small battery
- personal set of dishes
- personal care items
- medicines: corn plasters, bandage, elastic bandage, iodine, painkillers, cold