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Climbing Aktru Glacier and Chuya River Rafting

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 11 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Ice Climbing   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1200 Euro (EUR)

Tour combines trekking to Aktru Gorge and rafting on the Chuya River. Ideal combined tour for lovers of active trips allows to test yourself in climbing on Aktru Glacier and «Teacher» Pass. Tour leads to Aktru Camp, a starting base to the Top of Belukha Mountain. You will put a rapids on Chuya River requiring high concentration. And of course all the way encounters you with breathtaking views of Altai nature.

Day 1: Welcome to Siberia. We can meet you at Novosibirsk airport (450 km), Barnaul airport (250 km) or Gorno-Altaisk airport (10 km). This day of meeting with our team, signing tourist contract. Upon arrive manager of tour gives briefing noting the most important for safety journey.

Day 2: Moving to Kurai village along Chuya highway passing confluence of the Chuya River and Katun River, Chike-Taman Pass, Seminskyi Pass. Visiting National museum in Chui-oozy.

Day 3: Enjoy impressive view of spacious Kuray steppe. Final destination of a day is Aktru camp where many tourist routes have a start point.

Day 4: Trekking over the “Uchitel Pass” at 2753 meters height along steep trail. The pass opens picturesque view of Kurai steppe and adjoining ridges. Back to camp.

Day 5: Trekking to the Aktru Glacier, training course of ice climbing, using rappelling gear. Dinner on the glacier. Back to the base camp.

Day 6: Back to Kurai village, meeting with raft trainers, boat and technique. Overnight in tents.

Day 7: Passing “Burevestnik” Rapid and “Behemot rapid”. Each of them requires prior exploring to rate the skills and high concentration to pass.

Day 8: Passing “Slalomnyi” rapid, “Classic” Rapid and “Candidate” rapids are not complicated but also require mastership and high concentration of team.

Day 9: Passing “Turbine” rapid and “Horizon” rapid at the beginning of the day then excursion to Kalbak-Tash. Moving to confluence of the Chuya River and the Katun River and to Maima

Day 10: 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.

Price Includes:
- guide, translator, cook
- transport from Airport
- insurance
- full board (except the first day and the last day)
- recreational taxes.

Price Excludes:
- airfare
- transport to airport.

- meals from airport to start route point
- Russian bath
- local activities
- transport to airport.

- Arriving to cities for your choice: Barnaul, Novosibirsk, Gorno-Altaysk
- Age 14+
- ice climbing requires minimum technical skills
- rafting part is considered as beginner level difficulty.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Adjustable, depends on group size.

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