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The Shavlinskie Lakes

10 days

≈ $79 per day

$786

COUNTRY

Russia

STARTS / ENDS IN

Novosibirsk / Novosibirsk

DESTINATIONS

3 (Novosibirsk, Altai, Novosibirsk)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Any day

START DATE

30 September 2018

END DATE

09 October 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

7 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Hourse tour

    $235

Guide's Language

  • Russian
  • English

Available Months

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Novosibirsk

    Presentation of the Altai, Patmos Island, Chemalskaya hydro-
    electric power station (HPP).
    Meeting a group in Novosibirsk, transfer Novosibirsk – Elanda. A camping site
    accommodation. Lunch. After lunch we start on to Chemal to see a very beautiful place –
    the island of Patmos, to walk along a suspension bridge over fast-flowing waters of the
    Katun river and enjoy the sight of the confluence of two mountain rivers – the Chemal
    and the Katun (the water colour in the Katun is turquoise, but it is almost black in the
    Chemal). Then we proceed to the astonishing Chemal hydroelectric power station, after
    that we return to the camp site and have dinner.

  • Day 2
    Altai

    Rafting. Kamyshlinsky waterfall. The ancient people`s caves. A
    bee-garden.
    Today we prepare striking adventures for you! After breakfast we set out on a catching
    rafting along the fast-flowing river Katun by a high-speed motor boat. Our destination is
    the Kamyshlinsky cascade waterfall which is worth not only to be seen but to be
    captured on the photo. During the excursion you take a possibility to taste a delicious
    smoked Altai grayling. Then we start on to Tavdinskie caves where the ancient people
    live many thousands years ago, in the Neolithic age. After that we go to a famous apiary
    «Zolotoy Uley» («A Golden Beehive») where we can watch how bees make honey and you
    can have an unusual healthy nap on the beehives! Then there is dinner and overnight
    stay in the camping site.

  • Day 3
    Altai

    Chuysky tract. Complex Kalbak-Tash. Petroglyphs.
    Our way goes over the famous Chuysky tract through two grand passes – Seminsky
    highland pass (1717m) and Chike–Taman (1295m). The Chuysky tract is included in the
    first top of the splendid ways of the world according to UNESCO. This trip gives you a
    chance to admire the archaeological complex Kalbak-Tash where more than 5000 rock
    paintings of different epochs have kept safe. You have accommodation in the camp site
    «Kochevnik» («Nomad»). Then you have dinner, a rest and you are instructed for the trip
    to the Shavlinskie lakes.

  • Day 4
    Altai

    Way out to the Northern Chuysky ridge. The river Oroy.
    We get up very early, get instructions, distribute the things and load up the horses. The
    first part of the rout we go on foot. We make a trip to the upper reaches of the river Oroy.
    The winding way goes along a horse path, twists going down or up to the mountain.
    From the river Chyuy the path gains sharply the height and comes out to the plateau of
    1700m height. From here there are stunning sceneries of the grand Northern Chuysky
    ridge.

  • Day 5
    Altai

    Way out to the pass Oroy.
    After early breakfast we pick up the camp and go on our tour. Today we have to go
    through the waterlogged pass Oroy (2229m) – «singing bogs» to come to the river
    Shabaga. Here we have an overnight stay in tents not far from the confluence of two
    rivers Shavla and Shabaga. An enchanting sight of the evening sunset waits for us here.
    Then countless number of stars pours out into the sky and shine as bright as a burning
    campfire at night.

  • Day 6
    Altai

    Way out to the Lower Lake.
    This day we have to pass to the Lower Shavlinskoe lake. The path runs through the
    forest, along the high-water bed of the river Shavla. First we make a steep raise along an
    ancient swell (1983m), then we go out to the lake where we set up a base camp. The
    water in the lake is emerald-blue with a light whitish tint. There are snow-capped peaks
    on the sky-line and there is no one around. It seems that civilization is left somewhere
    far in your past life. Here you first go to a bath-house and then you have a swim in an icy
    lake. In the evening there is a camp fire under the evening stars and a rest.

  • Day 7
    Altai

    Way out to the Upper Lake.
    After breakfast we start on to the Upper Shavlinskoe lake which is located at the height
    of 2500m and surrounded by grand mountain peaks. The energy of these places is just
    unusual. Not without reason followers of different spiritual practices come here for
    meditation. The beauty of these places is reflected in the names of mountain peaks:
    Dream, Beauty and Fairy-tale. And looking around, you understand that these names
    are not accidental: we have realized our Dream, we have seen the Fascinating lakes and
    have been into the Fairy-tale!

  • Day 8
    Altai

    Day 8-9. Farewell to the lakes. Return.
    Taking a last glance at the blue surface of the lake and at the rising to the sky mountain
    peaks, we farewell to Shavlinskie lakes and descend back to the camp. It takes two days
    to come back and on the ninth day of our journey we arrive in Chibit, at the camping site.
    You have a rest, a bath-house, a farewell dinner and a fire.

  • Day 9
    Altai

    Day 8-9. Farewell to the lakes. Return.
    Taking a last glance at the blue surface of the lake and at the rising to the sky mountain
    peaks, we farewell to Shavlinskie lakes and descend back to the camp. It takes two days
    to come back and on the ninth day of our journey we arrive in Chibit, at the camping site.
    You have a rest, a bath-house, a farewell dinner and a fire.

  • Day 10
    Novosibirsk

    Return Transfer.
    Transfer to Novosibirsk. You are sure to find those souvenirs that will be reminding you
    about your adventurous tour to the Altai Mountains.

What's included

  • Hotel

    Camping site accommodation

  • Transport

  • Transfer

  • Excursions

    Renting of horses Rafting Banya (russian sauna) (2 times) A survey excursion

  • Dinner

    Dinner (field kitchen) 3nd, 4th days

  • Breakfast

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