≈ $136 per day
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Novosibirsk / Novosibirsk
3 (Novosibirsk, Altai, Novosibirsk)
Culture & History
30 September 2018
09 October 2018
7 to 70 year olds
Exposure to Altai, The Patmos lake, Chemalskaya HEPP (Hydroelectric
Meeting of the group takes place in Novosibirsk, transfer Novosibirsk – Elanda.
Camping site accommodation. Dinner. After it we will go to Chemal to see
singularly beautiful place – Isle of Patmos surrounded by gushy mountain
streams of the Katun river flowing over the rapid rocky sides of the Isle running
into Chemal River. Here you can clearly see the place where the waters meet
because the colour of Katun water is turquois and Chemal is dark brown coming
near to black. Suspension bridge is the only way to reach the Isle. There is a
working nunnery on it. Then we will look at Chemalskaya HEPP, return to camping
site and have an evening meal.
Rafting. Kamyshlinskiy Waterfall. Ancient people caves. Beegarden.
There is no time to be bored today! After the dinner we will go to the staged
waterfall of Kamyshlinskiy in a fast motorboat. You will be able to take some
colourful shots and taste some famous altai cold-smoked grayling. After that
Tavdinskie caves will bring us back to the neolithic age where about 1000 years
ago ancient people lived. Then we will go to the world-famed bee-garden
«Zolotoy uley» (Golden beehive) where you will observe how honey is made up.
We also uncorked a surprise for you – health-giving rest on beehives! In the
evening we will have tasty evening meal around bonfire and will compare notes.
Gorge of mountain ghosts. Petroglyphs. Oroktoyskiy maral
We will visit mountain ghosts gorges where ancient altai people preyed to their
gods to help them at their children birth, curing diseases, etc. This place is imbued
with strong energy. During our guided tour you will see Stream of health, small
staged waterfall, ancient cliff petroglyphs and go up to the skydeck. After the
dinner we will go to the deepest canyon of the Katun river and maral farm. Here
you can take famous maral extract baths which will energize you with vivacity,
health and will fortify your immune system.
The city of Craftsmen. Horse riding tour.
This day starts with trip to the city of Craftsmen where you can meet work of the
local craftsmen. After dinner we will take horse riding tour where everyone can
enjoy the horseback riding and we will build our castle to please the mountain
ghosts. In the evening we will take banya (Russian sauna) and tasty evening
Journey to Chuya highland. Kalbak-Tash archeological complex.
We are leaving camping site and proceed into the heart of Altai to the new journey! After climbing up the mountains we will get to know one of the most
difficult mountain roads – Chike-Taman highland pass from where the astonishing
view appears. We will find legendary Silk Road which was used by the merchants
from China and Mongolia. We will visit the greatest landmark of cave art in Altai
counting more than 5.000 cave paintings
The Chuya river canyon. Off day. Rafting. Horse riding.
An off day. Today we will hike to waterfall to see stunning view of the wild Chuya
river hiding in the deep canyon. Everyone wishing to raft can go rafting as well.
The Valley of the Kings. Pazyryk burial mounds. Katu-Yarlyk
After dinner we will start our trip. Our way lies trough gorge between rocks. We
will visit Krasniye Vorota (Red mountain gate), unique mercurial lake and mystery
Pazyryk burial mounds in the Valley of the Kings where Scythian graves are.
According to the scientists' researches some of the burial mounds are more than
20 000 years old. Pazyryk burial mounds is one of the most mystical and
mysterious places of Altai Mountains. According to the ancient myths only chosen
ones could come here: kings and shamans. Katu-Yarlyk skydeck is considered to
be the most beautiful place in Altai mountains.
Journey to the greatest Uchar waterfall.
Today we will go to the greatest staged waterfall in Altai – Chulchinskiy (160m).
Such a wonderful view is impossible to ignore! We should put on comfortable
shoes as we will hike among the mountains (11 km). The tour will take the whole
day but the views which will be discovered on our way will make you forget all the
difficulties. If the weather changes we will replace the tour with a ride to Kurkure
waterfall. In the evening you will have an evening meal, banya and night at
Rocky mushrooms. The Teletskoe lake.
Forget about all the physical laws! You will see unique creation of nature – rocky
mushrooms of Ak-Korum mountain area. You will also see stunning landscapes of
the Chulyshman river valley. We will cross the valley and reach to the southern
coast of the famous Teletskoe lake by motorboat. You will see Korbu waterfall, air
stome impact location and will enjoy wonderful views of Altai nature.
Accommodation in the camp site of Artybash village.
. Return transfer
Transfer to Novosibirsk. On our way we will visit souvenir market from where you
will be able to bring with you a piece of Altai!
Camping site accommodation
Banya (Russian sauna) – 2 times