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Mt. Belukha Climbing Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 17 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 6 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: August - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2960 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2960 US Dollar (USD)

Altai - "The Golden Mountains" 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 Staroveri (Old Believers), gives an unique social experience. A number of archaeological artifacts (from 1,500,000 BC), including rock paintings and Paleolithical sit en our route, makes visit to Altai not only mountaineering adventure but cognitive trip as well!

Trekking to the Kucherlinskoye and Akkem lakes area allows to see all the beauty of the Altai mountains. This unique trip is based on the idea of hiking through mountain taiga to the beautiful Kucherla Lake, then crossing simple pass (for acclimatization!) and placing a base camp (BC) on the Akkem lake in front of amazing Akkem wall. Then, the mountaineers make ascent on the highest summit of whole Altai - magnificent Belukha mountain (4506 m). The regular route of 2B UIAA CC starts from Tomsk Camp on the right moraine of Akkem glacier, then via Delone Col leads to Mensu glacier and Berelsky Saddle, then to the summit of Eastern (or Glavnaya- The Main) Belukha. Experienced mountaineers can climb another way - up to 5A-5B UIAA, "Bottle's Throat" or "Diretissima" of Akkem Wall!

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Barnaul. Meeting in airport or railway station. 12 hours minibus trip to Tungur village. Overnight in mountain base, tent camping near the bank of Katun river. You can leave extra luggage here. Russian bania (national wet sauna).

Day 2: Hiking up the Kucherla river. Camp on the bank of Kuylu river. Note: ancient rock paintings en route!

Day 3: Hiking up the Kucherla river. Camp on the bank of Tekelushka river.

Day 4: Crossing the Kara-Turek pass (1A CD, 3060 m), descent to Akkem lake, placing of the base camp (BC).

Day 5: Day of rest. Russian bania.

Day 6: Hiking up the Akkem gorge and Akkem glacier to Tomsk Camp.

Day 7: Climbing the Delone pass up to Mensu glacier, then climbing the Berelskoye Sedlo (Berelsky Saddle) pass, 3520 m. Steep snow and ice.

Day 8: Assault ascent to East (Main) Belukha (4506 m). Return to the camp on Berelskoye Sedlo.

Day 9: Descent to Tomsk Camp.

Day 10: Descent to Akkem lake. Rest. Russian bania.

Days 11-12: Extra days for case of bad weather.

Day 13: Descent from the BC to the Tekelu river (picturesque waterfall near the camp).

Day 14: Descent along the Akkem river.

Day 15: Descent along the Akkem river down to Tungur village. Tent camping. Bania.

Day 16: Return to Barnaul. Hotel accommodation.

Day 17: Transfer to airport. Departure from Barnaul.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Meeting/seeing off in Barnaul airport
- 1 night hotel accomodation in Barnaul
- Hut accommodation at Tungur base for 2 nights
- Transportation to the Tungur (start point) and return (minibus)
- All permits and local fees
- 3 times a day meals during trekking and food and fuel for climbing
- Russian bania 4 times
- Camping and common climbing gear
- Horses accompanying the team and carrying the luggage to the Akkem lake and back
- Trekking and climbing guides, cook, horseman, rescue ranger's team registration
- Traveler's insurance which covers rescue team support and helicopter evacuation.

Price Excludes:
- Travel to and from Barnaul
- Visa fees,
- Alcoholic beverages and other luxuries
- Personal items.

About This Supplier
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Location: Russia
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2007

M16327 since year 1999 offers mountaineering, climbing, trekking, white water rafting, horse riding, back country skiing, heliskiing, fishing tours in Russia and Central Asia (Pamir, Pamir Alai, Tien Shan, Altai, Sayan mountain areas). Since 2003 we're recommended by world's most popular guidebook publisher...

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