Day 2: Moving along Chuya highway to Kosh-Agach Village, then crossing pre-border to the Djazator Village.
Day 3: Manager of a tour gives a briefing noting the most important for safety journey. Preparation for trip. Moving along the Sudobai River basin, we pass by wooded rocks, rough the Al-Alaha River, Djazator River, pine forests and thickets of dwarf birch.
Day 4: Ascent to the Kara-Bulak Pass (2800 meters height) opens view of 3 peaks of the Altai – Belukha Mountain, Tabyn-Bogda-Ola peak (4371 meters) and Iktu (3958 meters). Descent to Kara-Bulak Lake which has unusual shape and water color. Lovers of fishing can try to catch a grayling.
Day 5: Today path lies along Kara-Bulak Valley to confluence with the Ak-Alaha River near the spur which has been formed by winds and rains. The spur is shaped of ancient theater. With luck we can meet argali and snow leopard, we pass by waterfalls, red and blue lakes. Overnight in tents on the shore of the Ak-Alaha River.
Day 6: Ascent the pass opening panorama of Ukok plateau capturing Chinese, Mongolian and Kazakh territory. Endless stony steppe surrounded by Tabyn-Bogda-Ola peak is unforgettable view. Moving to Kyzyltas, visiting Bertek petroglyphs with more than 120 petroglyphs, visiting excavations of Altai Princess. Overnight in tents on shore of KaldzhynKul-Bas Lake.
Day 7: Ascent to Mukyr-Tabaty Pass (2590 meters) highland plateau with numerous lakes. View of Ukok plateau. Descent to mouth of the Mukyr River near Kazakh border. Fishing of graylings and overnight in tents on larch field.
Day 8: Today we move along left shore of the Chindagatui River passing by Chindagatuiskyi mine which extracted tungsten and molybdenum from 1938 to 1954. Now this is impressive ruins of huts, power station and camp.
Day 9: Relaxing day on the Shores of Alahinskoe Lake. Fishing, hiking to waterfalls.
Day 10: Way back to civilization along National Park Ukok. Trail goes along swampy shores of the Karaalah river. Overnight in tents before Kuzhurta gorge.
Day 11: Path runs on the mountain tundra changing to Alpine meadows and leads to petroglyphs and mounds of Chokportas.
Day 12: Moving along the Akalaha valley, mountain landscapes changes to coniferous forests, pastures and meadows. Relax day.
Day 13: Way back to Chemal district along Chuya highway.
Day 14: Departure. We can assist you in getting the airport or any place you want. Barnaul airport (320 km), Novosibirsk airport (450 km) or Gorno-Altaysk airport (10 km). Transfer to airport is not included into price.
- guide, translator, cook
- transport from Airport
- full board (except the first day and the last day)
- recreational taxes.
- transport to airport.
- meals from airport to start route point
- Russian bath
- local activities
- transport to airport.
Important: Arriving to cities for your choice: Barnaul, Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk. Age 14+, horse riding skill, living outdoors for 12 days.
Adjustable depends on group size.
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