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Altai Golden Mountains: off beaten track. Trekking. 8, 11 or 13 days.

Region: Russia, Southern Siberia, Altai (Altay)
Activity: trekking, optional rafting and horse riding.
Trip Category: regular
Difficulty: easy to medium, no need of special skills or gear (kids from 14 years old are allowed except Var. 3 trek).
Dates: July - mid-September.
Fixed dates treks:

Var. 1 Mt. Baida trekking 8 days

02-09.07
15-22.07
30.07-06.08
14-21.08

Var. 2 Mt. Baida trekking and rafting 11 days

02-12.07
15-25.07
30.07-09.08
14-24.08

Var. 3 Mt. Belukha Lakes trekking 13 days

09-21.08

Var. 4 Multinsky Lakes trekking 13 days

10-22.07
20.07-01.08
09-21.08
03-15.09

Altai (Altay) - "The Golden Mountains" in many Turkish languages - is the mountain land on the south of Siberia which keeps ecological purity and untouched wild nature so far. The communication with local people, many of whom are followers of exotic doctrines- pagans (Shamanists), followers of Roerikh and Old Believers ("starovery")- gives an unique social experience. A number of archeological artefacts (from 1,500,000 BC!), including rock arts (petroglyphs) and Paleolithical sits are en our route, it makes visit to Altai not only outdoor adventure but captivating trip as well!

In 1998 The Golden Mountains of Altai were included to UNESCO World Heritage list.

Usually people tend go trekking to Mt. Belukha (the highest summit of the entire Altai Mountains, 4505 m) pedestal along Akkem and Kucherla valleys. However there are another beautiful cornes in this part of the world which are less crowded and let you get closer to the wild nature. We offer 3 such the trekking routes in Mt. Belukha area: short Mt. Baida trek in Terektinsky Range and the same + 3 days Katun river rafting; 13-days Mt. Belukha Lakes treks where you visit beautifull Akkem Lake (Mt. Belukha pedestal), Kucherla Lake and far remote and most attractive Darashkol Lake; and 13-days Multinsky Lakes trek which, among breathtaking views, brings you unique social experience for this area is inhabited by Starovery (Old Believers) people.

After trekking, you can go rafting on the Katun river, make interesting excursions to natural phenomenas and archeological sites.

Itinerary (variant 1, Mt. Baida trek 8 days):
Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. 12-hrs bus trip to Tungur village (750 km). Overnight in mountain base, tent camping near the bank of the Katun river. You can leave extra luggage here. Optional Russian bania (sauna). You can find here also the cafes (including one in Altai national dwelling - ail, offering national dishes), a sport ground and gear rental facility. The name of the village - Tungur- means a Shaman tamburin in Altai language.
Day 2 Trekking Tungur BC (850 m) – Mt. Baida (2070 m) –Tungur River. We ascent through the cedar forest and see the change of landscapes from taiga (primeval Siberian forest) to high alpine meadows. This route boasts hypnotic views of the huge snowy massif of Mount Belukha. There are a lot of ails on the way. Crossing the forest (there was fire in 1975 here) we camp in the cedar forest (in bad weather it’s possible to stay in ail) near the Tungur River. Dinner is made on fire. 7-8 km, 5-6 hrs, + 1150 m.
Day 3 The Turgunda River - Sourсe of the Dety-Kochek River. Short easy walking day. Upon climbing the pass we can see beautiful pink-coloured slopes around us. Along the Dety-Kochek river, crossing the flower meadow, we come to the Turgundinskoe plateau. Cedar forest is disappearing here and we come to the Turgunda river. Prepare firewood during the road and make a camp near 9th Turgundinskoe Lake. After lunch we have small excursion to the Kyzyl Mountain that can be called “walking under clouds”. Mt. Belukha is seen from everywhere. 3 km, 3-4 hrs, +500 m.
Day 4 Short excursions to the top of Kyzyl-Kuiu mountain (2 808 m), walking along the plateau, swimming in the 9th Turgundinskoe lake. Picturesque view of Katunsky range and the Katun river from the plateau. You can see Mt. Belukha so close to you as is impossible on the other routes of Belukha region. It is also possible to see the panorama of Terekhtinskiy range from the top (2808 m). 2-3 km.
Day 5 The Turgunda River – the Kyzylairy pass – the Kyzyl-Uituk River. After climbing up the Kyzylairy pass we see marvelous deep mountain lakes (5 m). We can leave our backpacks and climb a little bit higher to see other lakes in the valley of the Kyzylairy River. Descent from the pass is not difficult and goes sometimes by snow. Going down along the river, crossing numerous brooks, broken trees and grass of human height we come to confluence of the Kyzyl-Uituk River with Malaya Katanda river. Go down the Malaya Katanda River, come to beautiful mountain meadows. Campsite is near local hut. 6-7 km, 5-6 hrs, -1000 m.
Day 6 M. Katanda River– the Katandinski pass - Maral farm – Tungur BC. Going down along the Malaya Katanda River, through the Katanda village (near the village there are ancient burial mounds). Climbing up to an easy Katandinski pass, we can see local people mowing fields, crossing famous Maral farm return to the Tungur BC. 20 km, 7-8 hrs, - 450 m.
Day 7 Return to Barnaul. Hotel accommodation.
Day 8 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Barnaul.

Trekking conditions: The route is not difficult and doesn’t require any special skills. Hiking and trekking experience is an advantage. We travel in a remote and unpopulated area, and there are no conveniences. There may be precipitation. The day temperature is +10...+30, temperature at night 0... +10, sometimes downn to -5. The guide has the right to change the program due to bad weather and the other unfavourable circumstances.

Meals: We provide the participants with 3 meals a day. In the base camps meals are served in a cafe. On the trek the food is cooked on the open fire by a guide or cook. We also provide vegetarian meals upon inquire.

Equipment: We provide the group with tents, cooking pots, fire equipment, first-aid kit. You should have the following gear in private use: foam sleeping mat (available for rent), 3 seasons sleeping bag (available for rent); 3 seasons jacket, shorts, t-shirt for hot weather, warm clothes (in the night it gets cold), trekking boots, waterproofs, backpack of 60-100 liters, sun glasses, UVF cream, personal tin ware, usual sneakers and wooly socks will also do.

Cost: for an offer!

Included: meeting and seeing off in Barnaul, 1 night hotel accomodation (**DBL) in Barnaul, transportation to the Tungur (start point) and return, all permits and local fees, visa registration, tent accommodationat at Tungur BC on days 1 and 6; FB (except meals in Barnaul and on the way Barnaul - Tiungur - Barnaul); trekking guide; camping gear (tents, cooking utensil).

Not included: Travel to and from Barnaul, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options. visa support; SGL hotel accommodation; short Katun river rafting, pack horses support on trekking; gear rental; stay upgrade in Tungur to hut or room; sauna in Tungur BC.

Itinerary (variant 2, Mt. Baida trek + Katun rafting 11 days):
Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. 12-hrs bus trip to Tungur village (750 km). Overnight in mountain base, tent camping near the bank of the Katun river. You can leave extra luggage here. Optional Russian bania (sauna). You can find here also the cafes (including one in Altai national dwelling - ail, offering national dishes), a sport ground and gear rental facility. The name of the village - Tungur- means a Shaman tamburin in Altai language.
Day 2 Trekking Tungur BC (850 m) – Mt. Baida (2070 m) –Tungur River. We ascent through the cedar forest and see the change of landscapes from taiga (primeval Siberian forest) to high alpine meadows. This route boasts hypnotic views of the huge snowy massif of Mount Belukha. There are a lot of ails on the way. Crossing the forest (there was fire in 1975 here) we camp in the cedar forest (in bad weather it’s possible to stay in ail) near the Tungur River. Dinner is made on fire. 7-8 km, 5-6 hrs, + 1150 m.
Day 3 The Turgunda River - Sourсe of the Dety-Kochek River. Short easy walking day. Upon climbing the pass we can see beautiful pink-coloured slopes around us. Along the Dety-Kochek river, crossing the flower meadow, we come to the Turgundinskoe plateau. Cedar forest is disappearing here and we come to the Turgunda river. Prepare firewood during the road and make a camp near 9th Turgundinskoe Lake. After lunch we have small excursion to the Kyzyl Mountain that can be called “walking under clouds”. Mt. Belukha is seen from everywhere. 3 km, 3-4 hrs, +500 m.
Day 4 Short excursions to the top of Kyzyl-Kuiu mountain (2 808 m), walking along the plateau, swimming in the 9th Turgundinskoe lake. Picturesque view of Katunsky range and the Katun river from the plateau. You can see Mt. Belukha so close to you as is impossible on the other routes of Belukha region. It is also possible to see the panorama of Terekhtinskiy range from the top (2808 m). 2-3 km.
Day 5 The Turgunda River – the Kyzylairy pass – the Kyzyl-Uituk River. After climbing up the Kyzylairy pass we see marvelous deep mountain lakes (5 m). We can leave our backpacks and climb a little bit higher to see other lakes in the valley of the Kyzylairy River. Descent from the pass is not difficult and goes sometimes by snow. Going down along the river, crossing numerous brooks, broken trees and grass of human height we come to confluence of the Kyzyl-Uituk River with Malaya Katanda river. Go down the Malaya Katanda River, come to beautiful mountain meadows. Campsite is near local hut. 6-7 km, 5-6 hrs, -1000 m.
Day 6 M. Katanda River– the Katandinski pass - Maral farm – Tungur BC. Going down along the Malaya Katanda River, through the Katanda village (near the village there are ancient burial mounds). Climbing up to an easy Katandinski pass, we can see local people mowing fields, crossing famous Maral farm return to the Tungur BC. 20 km, 7-8 hrs, - 450 m.
Day 7 Transfer to the starting point of rafting part - Tyuguryuk village. Start rafting down the Koksa river (left tributary of Katun). The stream is fast and in two hours comes to the Gromotukhinsky rapid (2 grade). In 40-50 min we moor to the Ust-Koksa village. We stay on a small island at Katun. 30 km, 4-5 hrs.
Day 8 Rafting downstream Katun river. In the beginning of the Uymonskaya valley Katun forks into many branches. Camp in the surroundings of the Multa village, excursion to the Roerich Museum in the village of Verkhniy (Upper) Uimon. 30 km, 4-5 hrs.
Day 9 Rafting on Katun Multa – Tiungur. The stream is very fast. There are some small rapids. Dinner in the cafe and overnight at a base. 30 km, 5-6 hrs.
Day 10 Return to Barnaul. Hotel accommodation.
Day 11 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Barnaul.

Trekking and rafting conditions: The route is not difficult and doesn’t require any special skills. Hiking and trekking experience is an advantage. We travel in a remote and unpopulated area, and there are no conveniences. There may be precipitation. The day temperature is +10...+30, temperature at night 0... +10, sometimes downn to -5. The route for rafting isn’t difficult, I-II grade. The guide has the right to change the program due to bad weather and the other unfavourable circumstances.

Meals: We provide the participants with 3 meals a day. In the base camps meals are served in a cafe. On the trek the food is cooked on the open fire by a guide or cook. We also provide vegetarian meals upon inquire.

Equipment: We provide the group with tents, cooking pots, fire equipment, rafting gear (incl. life vests, helmets, waterproof bags), first-aid kit. You should have the following gear in private use: foam sleeping mat (available for rent), 3 seasons sleeping bag (available for rent); 3 seasons jacket, shorts, t-shirt for hot weather, warm clothes (in the night it gets cold), trekking boots, waterproofs, backpack of 60-100 liters, sun glasses, UVF cream, personal tin ware, usual sneakers and wooly socks will also do. For rafting: wooly tracksuit, footwear - special, neoprene slip-peers are ideal. One should have two complete sets of clothes, at the minimum. One - for rafting, which is prone to get wet, the other - for the camp (there can be a shirt, jeans, a sweater, etc.) .

Cost: for an offer!

Included: meeting and seeing off in Barnaul, 1 night hotel accomodation (**DBL) in Barnaul, transportation to the Tungur (start point) and return, all permits and local fees, visa registration, tent accommodationat at Tungur BC on days 1 and 6; FB (except meals in Barnaul and on the way Barnaul - Tiungur - Barnaul); trekking and rafting guides; camping gear (tents, cooking utensil), rafting gear.

Not included: Travel to and from Barnaul, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options. visa support; SGL hotel accommodation; short Katun river rafting, pack horses support on trekking; gear rental; stay upgrade in Tungur to hut or room; sauna in Tungur BC.

Itinerary (variant 3, Mt. Belukha Lakes trekking 13 days):
Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. 12-hrs bus trip to Tungur village (750 km). Overnight in mountain base, tent camping near the bank of the Katun river. You can leave extra luggage here. Welcome dinner. Optional Russian bania (sauna). You can find here also the cafes (including one in Altai national dwelling - ail, offering national dishes), a sport ground and gear rental facility. The name of the village - Tungur- means a Shaman tamburin in Altai language.
Day 2 Start of the trek. The base camp Tungur (850 m) – Kuzuyak Pass (1513 m) – the Ak-kem river (1100 m). 1st, we pass through Kucherla village. The trail goes through the forest with a plenty of mushrooms, berries, various kinds of trees and herbs. Overcome the Kuzuyak pass. The pass isn't high but pretty hard despite it is rural road here. There is an opportunity to avoid the pass Kuzuiak by rafting. Camp at «Three birches Glade». Camping. 5-7 hrs, 17 km.
Day 3 «Three birches Glade» – the Mountain Base Ak-kem (1950 m). The trail goes along the river. MB Ak-kem is situated on the left bank of the Ak–Kem river close to Akkem Lake. 7-10 hrs, 22 km.
Day 4 An excursion day to the Seven Lakes Valley or Yarlu Valley. Each lake in the 1st high small valley is of different colour (5-7 hours hiking, altitude drop 400 m). Yarlu valley is the high energy place with extraterranian landscape and fascinating «Stone Town» built by Nicholas Roerikh followers who have annual spiritual meeting here in July-August.
Day 5 Start of the second part of our trekking. Climbing up the Karaturek pass (1A grade, 3060 m). The views to Mt. Belukha massif from the saddle are considered as best possible. The descend from the pass is steep and goes on talus. Overnight stop in the cedar forest. 6-8 hrs, 15 km, +/-1000 m.
Day 6 Short ascent to a plateau – and we are descending, through the taiga, to the incomparable Kucherla Lake (1760 m) - Upper Kucherla river. The waters of the Ak-Kem and Kucherla Lakes are called «dead» and «alive» accordingly. There is a lot of fish in Kucherla. The camp is at the lakeside. 6-7 hrs, 22 km.
Day 7

The Upper Kucherla – the ford of one of the channels of the Kucherla – Darashkol Lake (2200 m). The Upper Kucherla is a small stream that feeds the Kucherla Lake. A rope is needed to ford the river. Far off is the upper waterfalls of river Ioldo-Airy. Dinner is prepared on gas stove. 11 km, 6-8 hrs.

Day 8

Day at Darashkol Lake. The way goes up along the Nemitskii stream towards the glacier of the same name.

Day 9

Darashkol Lake – Upper Kucherla. 11 km, 6-8 hrs.

Day 10

Lake Kucherla – valley of Kucherla river (1300 m). Descent along the river. Overnight stop at the right bank. 7-8 hrs, 21 km, -460 m.

Day 11 Cnt. descending along Kucherla Valley. Ancient (Stone Adges) rock art site ("Shaman Rock" grotte). We come back to Tungur base! Note: 4WD transportation to avoid hike through the village is possible here). 4-6 hrs, 24 km, -450 m altitude drop.
Day 12 Return to Barnaul. Hotel accommodation (**DBL).
Day 13 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Barnaul.

Trekking conditions: There are 10 days of moderate and strenuous hiking by varied landscapes (maximum elevation is 3 060 m). Long passages are quite demanding, though technically they are not hard, a reasonable degree of fitness is required. The trekkers either carry all their personal belongings plus 6-8 kg p/person of communal equipment (tents, cooking pots) and food for 4-5 days or hire horses for the luggage transportation. The weather in mountains changes rather quickly. There may be precipitation. The day temperature is +10...+30, temperature at night is 0...+10, sometimes down to -5. The guide has the right to change the program due to bad weather and the other unfavourable circumstances.

Meals: We provide the participants with 3 meals a day. In the base camps meals are served in a cafe. On the trek the food is cooked on the open fire by a guide or cook. We also provide vegetarian meals upon inquire.

Equipment: We provide the group with tents, cooking pots, gas, fire equipment, first-aid kit. You should have the following gear in private use: foam sleeping mat (available for rent), 3 seasons sleeping bag (available for rent); 3 seasons jacket, shorts, t-shirt for hot weather, warm clothes (in the night it gets cold), trekking boots, waterproofs, backpack of 60-100 liters, sun glasses, UVF cream, personal tin ware, usual sneakers and wooly socks will also do.

Cost: for an offer!

Included: meeting and transfers in Barnaul, 1 night hotel accomodation (DBL), transportation to the Tungur (start point) and return, all permits, visaq registration; tent accommodationat at Tungur BC for Days 1 and 11; at MB Ak-Kem in 4 places big tents for Days 3 and 4; FB (except meals in Barnaul and on the way Barnaul - Tiungur - Barnaul); English speaking trekking guide; camping gear (tents, cooking utensil).

Not included: Travel to and from Barnaul, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options. visa support; SGL hotel accommodation; short Katun river rafting, pack horses support on trekking; gear rental; stay upgrade in Tungur to hut or room; sauna in Tungur BC.

Itinerary (variant 4, Multa Lakes trekking 13 days):
Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. 12-hrs bus trip to Tungur village (750 km). Overnight in mountain base, tent camping near the bank of the Katun river. You can leave extra luggage here. Welcome dinner. Optional Russian bania (sauna). You can find here also the cafes (including one in Altai national dwelling - ail, offering national dishes), a sport ground and gear rental facility. The name of the village - Tungur- means a Shaman tamburin in Altai language.
Day 2 An easy day. Transfer to Katanda, 12 km. Passage across the river Katun by ferry or dinghy. Walking along the valley of Kuragan river to the river Gromotukha. The overnight stop is 2 km after Gromotukha river junction. 14 km, 5-6 hrs.
Day 3 Gromotukha river - Kyrgyz river. There is a good beaten track that goes by a log over the Gromotukha. The overnight stop is on the bank of the Lower Kuragan. 14 km, 5-7 hrs.
Day 4 The mouth of Kyrgyz river – ascent to the Mt. Kyrgyz – Kyrgyz lake (2219 m). A rather hard day. A grassy slope that can be slippery in rainy weather. Then along the river Kyrgys to the beautiful ravine. 12 km, 6-7 hrs, +/- 1000 meters.
Day 5 Kyrgyz Lake– pass to the valley of Akchan river. Descent to Akchansky lakes through Sararty broad gully along Banditsky cape, where the trail to China situated in the past. Camp near the waterfall which springs from Mt. Kolban (3130 m). 10 km, 5-7 hrs.
Day 6 The day in Akchan River Valley. A round trip to the lake Akchan, 4 km both ways. If desired – ascent up to the Mt. Kolban (3130 m). 4-10 km, 3-7 hrs.
Day 7

Akchan river – Akchan Lake– Kuiguk Pass (1A grade, 2520 meters) – Kuiguk Lake– Kujguk river valley (2270 m). The Kujguk pass is not difficult but steep and windy. First we transfer up to the pass our backpacks with the help of ropes and then climb ourselves. The stop is at the lake Kujguk (1 km). 15 km, 5-7 hrs.

Day 8

Kujguk river – descent along Kujguk river to Multa river valley– Lower Multinskoye Lake (1710 m) – Middle Multinskoye Lake. Along the right bank of the Lower Multinskoye lake. 15 km, 5-7 hrs.

Day 9

Radial trek to Upper Multinskoye lake: foresters observation post at the Middle Multinskoye lake – crossing Poperechnaya River by the bridge – the Upper Multinskoye lake (1860 m) – the hunters observation post. Or we can camp at the confluence of Multa and Poperechnaya rivers. 18 km, 6-8 hrs.

Day 10

Radial trip: along Poperechnaya river – the waterfall on the Poperechnaya – Poperechnoye Lake (1920 m) – camp place. Then go to Lower Multinskoye Lake– the valley of the Multa river – Mikhailovka river. 10 km, 7-9 hrs.

Day 11 Hike downstream Mikhailovka river to the village of Maralnik (Maral Farm). Then a car takes us to the base camp Tungur. Dinner is in the cafe. 10 km, 5-6 hrs. By car – 1 hour.
Day 12 Return to Barnaul. Hotel accommodation (**DBL).
Day 13 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Barnaul.

Trekking conditions: The route has no rate of difficulty, but you need to be in a good physical shape. Maximum altitude gain is 1000 m a day. Childs are not allowed to be on the route. The trekkers carry all their personal belongings plus 6-7 kg of communal equipment (tents, cooking pots) and food themselves carefully divided among them. Pack horses support is not possible on this route. The weather in mountains has changed rather quickly. Precipitations are possible. The day temperature is +10...+30, temperature at night is 0...+10, sometimes down to -5. The guide has the right to change the itinerary due to bad weather conditions and other unfavourable circumstances.

Meals: We provide the participants with 3 meals a day. In the base camps meals are served in a cafe. On the trek the food is cooked on the open fire or on a gas stove by a guide or cook. We also provide vegetarian meals upon inquire.

Equipment: We provide the group with tents, cooking pots, gas, fire equipment, first-aid kit, ropes, carabines, sat phone. You should have the following gear in private use: foam sleeping mat (available for rent), 3 seasons sleeping bag (available for rent); 3 seasons jacket, shorts, t-shirt for hot weather, warm clothes (in the night it gets cold), trekking boots, crampons, helmet, harness and self-belay, ice axe, hammer, 2 ice screws, 3 carabines (some climbing stuff is available for rent), waterproofs, backpack of 60-100 liters, sun glasses, UVF cream, personal tin ware, usual sneakers and wooly socks will also do.

Cost: for an offer!

Included: meeting and transfers in Barnaul, 1 night hotel accomodation (DBL), transportation to the Tungur (start point) and return, all permits, visaq registration; tent accommodationat at Tungur BC for Days 1 and 11; FB (except meals in Barnaul and on the way Barnaul - Tiungur - Barnaul); sauna at Multinsky BC; English speaking trekking guide; camping gear (tents, cooking utensil).

Not included: Travel to and from Barnaul, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options. visa support; SGL hotel accommodation; short Katun river rafting, pack horses support on trekking; gear rental; stay upgrade in Tungur to hut or room; sauna in Tungur BC.

Options for all treks. Visa support. The arrival and departure point can be changed to Novosibirsk, Omsk, Biysk or Gorno-Altaisk. Additional excursions: Ust-Kan cave with paleolithic sit (600,000 BCE), Pazyrik burial mounds (Scythian culture, VII-II c. BCE), Kalbak Tash and Elangash Rock Arts sites (from Stone Ages to Turkish times). Peaks to climb: "The Crown of Altai", Boris, Roerikh Peak, Delone Peak, Belukha West (4440 m), up to 4B UIAA, Mount Yarlu (1B, 3370 m), Mount Bronia ("Armor", 2A, 3291 m). Transfer from Tungur base to and from the end of the road (about 30 min, recommended to avoid hike through the village). Helicopter flights from/to Gorno-Altaisk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk to/from Akkem or Kucherla lakes.

Any possible tailor-made trips are available! Just us of fill in the request form!

Services in Tungur base (available separately):

  • 4-hrs rafting on Katun river down to the junction with Ak-Kem ("White Water") river;
  • meals served in national Altai dwelling- ail. Exclusive offer - cooking of the set of Altai national meals from the ram on demand!
  • Russian bania including cedar barrel option;
  • gear rental;
  • horse riding trips;
  • extra horses for carring luggage and/or riding to/from Akken lake;
  • cloak room service
  • stay upgrade to permanent camp, hut or hotel
Altai (Altay) trekking. Tungur. Camping.
Camping in Tungur.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Tungur. Cafe - ail.
Cafe in Tungur shaped as ail- national Altai dwelling.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Kucherla gorge. Koni-Airy waterfall.
Kucherla gorge. Koni-Airy waterfall.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha trekking. Ancient rock painting.
Shaman Rock with petroglyphs (pre-historic rock arts).
Altai (Altay) trekking. Kucherla lake.
Kucherla lake.
Akkem Gl. and Mt. Belukha aerial view.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Akkem Wall of Mt. Belukha from Karaturek pass.
Belukha and Akkem Wall from Karaturek pass. Bronia peak on the right.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha trekking. Upper trail area.
Upper trail area as seen from Karaturek pass.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Akkem Wall of Mt. Belukha and Akkem lake.
Akkem lake. W. Belukha (left). The spur of Yarlu (far left).
Altai (Altay) trekking. Mt. Belukha Akkem Wall. St. Michael chapel.
St. Michael Chapel. Akkem Wall on the background.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Akkem Wall of Mt. Belukha from Akkem glacier.
On the Akkem glacier. Akkem Wall on the background.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Mt. Belukha. Upper part of Akkem valley.
Upper part of Akkem river.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha. Yarlu valley.
Sacred Yarlu valley.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Ail- hunter's hut.
National Altai dwelling- ail. Here it is used as hunter's hut.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Mt. Belukha area. Ail (hunter's hut) inside.
Inside the ail.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha. Yarlu valley. Roerikh shrine. Energetical stone.
Charging with space energy. Yarlu valley. Roerikh shrine. Holy stone.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha. Valley of 7 lakes.
In the Valley of 7 lakes.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha. Mountain Spirits Lake.
Mountain Spirits Lake.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha trek. Akkem river.
Akkem river.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Kuzuyak pass.
On the Kuzuyak pass.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Kuragan river.
Kuragan river.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Mt. Belukha area. Kuragan valley.
Kuragan valley
Altai (Altay) trekking. Kyrgyz Lake.
Kyrgyz lake.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Hunter hut.
Check Altai way of life.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Mountai lake and waterfall.
Kuiguk lake and waterfall.
Altai (Altay) trekking.  Kuiguk valley.
Kuiguk valley.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Down Multa lake.
Down Multa lake.
Russia. Siberia. Altai. Katun rafting.
Russia. Siberia. Altay. Katun rafting.
Katun rafting.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Koksu river.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Koksu river.
Koksu river.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Katun river.
Katun river.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Katun river.
Katun near Tungur.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Roerich museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altai. Roerich museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altay. Katun rafting. Roerikh museum.
Roerikh museum in Upper Uimon.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Starovery museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altai. Old Believers museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altay. Katun rafting. Starovery museum.
Altai (Altay) rafting. Old Believers museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altai. Old Believers museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altay. Katun rafting. Starovery museum.
Russia. Siberia. Altai. Old Believers museum.
Starovery (Old Believers) museum in Upper Uimon.
Altai (Altay) trekking. Ust-Kan cave. Paleolithic site.
Ak-Tash rock with the Ust-Kan cave. Down paleolith archaeological sit (600.000 BCE)
Altai (Altay) trekking. Belukha trekking. Picnic.
It is worth to make a stop on your way to Tungur and make a BBQ on the bank of the mountain river...
 
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