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Travel to the sacred places of Altai

Travel to the sacred places of Altai

Travel to the sacred places of Altai

Travel to the sacred places of Altai

Travel to the sacred places of Altai

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Type of tourism:
excursion (minimum physical fitness)
Age limit:
no
Duration:
13 days

We offer you to take a trip to the sacred places of Altai, to the most remote and unique regions of the Altai Republic, filled with special energy and preserved the unique nature and culture of the peoples living in this area. The itinerary passes through five regions: Ust-Kansky, Ust-Koksinsky, Ongudaysky, Ulagansky and Kosh-Agachsky.

The tour combines the conditions of comfortable accommodation and the ability to touch the pristine nature. The healing climate of Altai and the powerful energy of the mountains will have the most beneficial effect on your body and soul. Meetings with amazing people, keepers of knowledge and ancient traditions, will help you to see the world differently, to open new horizons. Such a journey gives useful knowledge, transforms consciousness, gives unique experiences and impressions that will stay with you for life!

Objects along the route:
- Uymon valley
- Krasnaya Mountain and seven lakes
- Museum of Old Believers in Verkhny Uymon
- Roerichs Family Museum
- Museum of Stones in Verkhny Uymon
- Bashtalinskie Lakes
- Panoramic view of Belukha Mountain 
- Museum of the Sun in Bashtala
- Ust-Kanskaya Cave
- Museum of Altai culture in Ust-Kan 
- Geyser Lake 
- Mountain Spirits Lake
- Pazyryk mounds 
- Chulyshman Valley
- Natural monument "Stone Mushrooms”
- Katu-Yaryk Pass 
- Rapid Malysh of the Chuya river
- The Valley of Mars 
- Panoramic views of the North Chuya and South Chuya ridges 
- Karakol Nature Park Uch-Enmek
- Cave drawing in the Kalbak-Tash tract 

935$ (64600)

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DAILY ITINERARY

Novosibirsk - Ust-Koksa.

Departure from Novosibirsk at 20:00. Place of departure - 65, Sovetskaya str. (local time, difference with Moscow is +4 hours). Departure from Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) at 23:50. Place of departure - restaurant and hotel complex "Oblepikha" (13, Dorozhnaya str., Novoaltaysk, Novoaltaysk city district, Altai Krai). The road passes through the famous Chuya Highway in the rocky ridges of the Altai Mountains, then along the Kansk steppe to the Uimon valley.

Way of travelling

bus / minibus

Distance

825 km
 / 640 km

Meal

at own expense

Departure from Gorno-Altaysk (airport) at 10:00-11:00.

Uymon valley (Uymon steppe) is amazingly beautiful, an intermountain basin between the Terektinsky and Katun ridges located in the south of the Altai Republic. In 1926 it was visited by the Central Asian expedition of the great philosopher, artist and scientist N.K. Roerich. He believed that at this very place the city of the future should be built and the new civilization will rise here. Ust-Koksa is the largest settlement in the Ust-Koksinsky district, located at the confluence of the Katun and Koksa rivers, was founded in 1807. In the Ust-Koksa at the foot of the Terektinsky ridge there are burial mounds of Scythian time (VIII - V centuries BC) and two burial mounds of Afanasiev culture (IV - III thousand BC). Arrival in the village of Ust-Koksa. Accommodation in hotel. Lunch. Walk to the confluence of the rivers Katun and Koksa (place of power). Dinner.

Way of travelling

minibus

Distance

375 km

Meal

lunch, dinner in cafe

Accommodation

hotel

Museum of the Sun and a meeting with the herbalist.

Museum of the Sun in the village Bashtala was created by a Novosibirsk enthusiast, a master of wood carving, Valery Lipenkov. The exposition of the museum is the image of the Sun in a variety of versions of Valery Ivanovich, as well as numerous works of masters from around the world, including children. Valery conducts a tour inside the museum, during which he plays various musical instruments. After that the meeting with the herbalist, a fascinating story about the healing properties of herbs of the Altai Mountains and in the end tea ceremony with tasting the most fragrant herbal teas with high mountain honey.

Way of travelling

10 km

Distance

30 km

Meal

breakfast in café, lunch by the river (packed lunch), dinner in café

Accommodation

hotel

Tour to Krasnaya Mountain.

Tour to Krasnaya Mountain (by UAZ or GAZ-66). 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.

Way of travelling

car, on foot

Distance

120 km, 3-10 km

Meal

breakfast and dinner in café, lunch - picnic

Accommodation

hotel

Tour to the village of Verkhny Uymon.

Tour to the village of Verkhny 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 after N.K. Roerich and Museum of Old Belief. During the tour you will cross the entire valley on the right and left banks of the Katun, pass the Altai and Russian villages, visit the foothills of the Katun and Terektinsky ranges.

Way of travelling

 car

Distance

 60 km

Meal

breakfast and dinner in café, lunch - picnic

Accommodation

hotel

Tour to Bashtalinskoe Lake.

Tour to Bashtalinskoe Lake, which is located at an altitude of 2400 m. Panoramic view of Belukha Mountain. Lunch in the cedar forest.

Way of travelling

car, on foot

Distance

16 km, 2-5 km

Meal

breakfast and dinner in café, lunch - picnic

Accommodation

hotel

MULTINSKIYE LAKES

Transfer to Multa-Maralnik. Travelers go by GAZ-66 along Multa river. They come up to Lower Multa Lake with extremely clean water and a pebble shore. When the weather is still, the mirror-like surface of the lake reflects clouds drifting in the blue sky and the peaks of surrounding mountains. Situated at the altitude of 1710 meters the Lower Multa Lake favors the traveler with the clean mountain air, calmness and the touch of nature.

Way of travelling

GAZ-66

Distance

53 km

Meal

Breakfast in cafe, lunch and dinner - cooking on fire

Accommodation

wooden lodge

RADIAL EXCURSION TO THE MOUNTAIN LAKE KUYGUK

with milky-white water which like a mirror reflects the surrounding rocky peaks. Relaxation under the centuries-old, grand cedars next to the beautiful and majestic Kuyguk waterfall (25 meters).

Way of travelling

on foot

Distance

20 km

Meal

Cooking on fire

Accommodation

wooden lodge

RETURNING TO Ust-Koksa. Moving to Chibit.

On the way visit Kalbak-Tash rock paintings.

Way of travelling

bus / minibus

Distance

375 km

Meal

breakfast, lunch, dinner in café

Accommodation

hotel

Tour to the Valley of Chulyshman to the Stone Mushrooms.

Visit the famous canyon, the valley of the Chulyshman river. Radial access to the sacred gorge Ak-Kurum, where the famous "stone mushrooms" are located, an amazing phenomenon of nature, listed in the Red book of Russia and Altai.

Way of travelling

car, on foot

Distance

300 km, 4km

Meal

breakfast and dinner in café, lunch - picnic

Accommodation

hotel

Rapid Malysh.

Walk to one of the most difficult rapids of the river Chuya, located in a picturesque gorge.

Way of travelling

on foot

Distance

8 km

Meal

breakfast, lunch, dinner in café

Accommodation

hotel

Tour to the Kizil Chin (Mars)

On the road you will see the green meadows in the shade of the trees, a bright ribbon of the calm river Chuya, glittering in the clear air of the snowy peaks the North Chuya and South Chuya ranges. At the end of your journey you will find yourself in a purple-red and completely deserted place that resembles Martian landscapes.

Way of travelling

car, on foot

Distance

200 km, 2 km

Meal

breakfast and dinner in café, lunch - picnic

Accommodation

hotel

Tour to “Mountain Spirits” Lake.

Tour to “Mountain Spirits” Lake (8 hours). The road goes through the village of Aktash, past an abandoned mercury mine to the Kuraisky ridge. After a short climb on the ancient moraine you will see the amazing beauty of the “Mountain Spirits” Lake (height 2369 m). And from the observation deck, located at an altitude of 2629 m, you will discover the charming panorama of the North Chuya ridge, and the valleys of the rivers Chuya and Mazhoya.

Way of travelling

car, on foot

Distance

200 km, 2 km

Meal

breakfast and dinner in café, lunch - picnic

Accommodation

hotel

Geyser lake. Departure from Chibit

Morning tour to "Geyser" Lake (3 hours). Today we have a short trip to unique "Geyser" Lake, the depth of which is only two meters, and through the crystal-clear water you can see the bizarre circles formed by numerous springs, breaking like geysers from the bottom of the lake. Return to the tourist complex. After lunch free time. Departure from Chibit at 17.00. Arrival in Gorno-Altaysk at 22.00.

Way of travelling

car, on foot

Distance

14 km, 2 km

Meal

breakfast and lunch in café

Accommodation

night transfer

Arrival.

Arrival in Barnaul (Novoaltaysk) at 03: 00. Arrival in Novosibirsk at 07:00. (Local time. The difference with Moscow +4 hours)

Way of travelling

bus

Distance

620 km to Barnaul, 800 km to Novosibirsk

Dates & Prices

Extra payment for single accommodation – 20500 RUB 

Transfer to Ust-Koksa:

Gorno-Altaisk - Ust-Koksa - Gorno-Altaisk - 4200 rub.
Novosibirsk - Ust-Koksa - Novosibirsk -  6000 rub.
Barnaul (Novoaltaisk) - Ust-Koksa - Barnaul (Novoaltaisk) - 5800 rub.

Tour price includes:

- accommodation. 
v. Ust-Koksa. Accommodation on t/c "Altair" in the hotel, comfortable double room (toilet, washbasin, shower in the room), 
v. Chibit. Accommodation on eco t/c "Kochevnik" in the hotel, comfortable double room (toilet, washbasin, shower in the room).
- 3 meals a day
- guide services 
- tours according to program 
- entrance tickets to museums
- all transfers according to the program
- transfer Ust-Koksa-Chibit
- border permit
- visa invitation

Tour price does not include: 
- transfer Novosibirsk/Barnaul (/Novoaltaysk) /Gorno-Altaysk - Ust-Koksa, 
Chibit – Gorno-Altaysk / Barnaul (Novoaltaysk)/ Novosibirsk
- medical insurance
- single accommodation

Transfer:
Gorno-Altaysk - Ust-Koksa, Chibit - Gorno-Altaysk - 4000 rub.
Barnaul (/Novoaltaysk) - Ust-Koksa, Chibit-Barnaul (/Novoaltaysk) - 5800 rub.
Novosibirsk – Ust-Koksa, Chibit  – Novosibirsk – 6000  rub.

Take with you:

- passport!
- a small backpack for things that will be useful during the tour 
- waterproof clothing (raincoat, jacket, pants)
- shoes, convenient for long walks
- flip-flops (light slippers)
- tracksuit
- windbreaker or light jacket or fleece clothing
- cotton gloves
- t-shirts 2-3 pсs.
- shorts
- wool socks 2 pairs
- 3-4 pairs of thin socks
- sun hat
- sunglasses and sunscreen
- swimsuit / swimming trunks
- personal care items
- medicines
- small thermos for radial excursions

 

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