• Join an unforgettable tour to Siberia and the Altai Mountains.
  • Admire the rapids of the Katun and the most famous complex of Altai petroglyphs.
  • See Altai Mars and visit Sailyugemskiy National Park.
  • Listen to the master of throat singing – kaychi.
  • Take a steam in the best bathhouses of Siberia.
  • Meet with the locals and explore rural life.

Accommodations

Zoloto Altaya lodge

Inegin lodge

Hotel of Salyugemskiy National Park in Kosh-Agach

Mountain Hotel Tanery

Included

Museum Entrance Fees

Expert guides

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners, daily bottled water

Russian banya

All on-tour transportation on modern air-conditioned motor coach including arrival and departure transfers 

Border passes

Visa support, registration fees

Not included

Air tickets

Visa processing

Gratuities

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Day 1: Welcome to Altai

You will be met and greeted at the Gorno-Altaisk airport. Then have breakfast in a traditional yurt. Visit the National Museum in the capital of the Republic. You’ll learn the history of Altai and see the Ukok Plateau exhibition, then see the most famous mummy of Altai of the Scythian Period. Afterwards check in to “Zoloto Altaya” lodge. Take a steam in the best bathhouses of Altai, bathe in a vat of oregano, eucalyptus and chamomile decoction, dive into the ice font. Enjoy a delicious dinner with ingredients grown chemical-free on site. Spend the night in a cozy manor at the foot of the Seminskiy mountain range near the Belokurikha resort. It is widely known for thermal radon springs and healing mountain air.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 2: Katun River

After breakfast begin the journey into the depths of the Altai Mountains along the Chuyskiy Tract, named one of the 10 most beautiful roads of the world by National Geographic. View two main passes of Altai Mountain – Seminskiy and Chike-Taman and visit one of the most beautiful rapids on the Katun river – Ilgumenskiy. After the lunch visit the confluence of the Katun and Chuya rivers, which is sacred for the Altai people (Chuy-Oozy). Then check in to the Inegin lodge featuring houses with a panoramic view of the Katun river. In the evening walk to the observation deck above the Katun. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Russian Tibet

This morning drive along the Chuiskiy Tract to Kosh-Agach, the region of Altai Republic near the border with Mongolia. Visit the most famous petroglyph complex of Altai-Kalbak-Tash, admire the Chuya River, the North-Chuyskiy and South-Chuyskiy Ridges, the Kurayskiy and Chuyskiy Steppes. It will be one of the most intense and interesting transfers, not even a transfer —  a journey in a journey — the most beautiful ridges and steppes, the Chuya River’s rifts, vastness and snowy mountains. Have a lunch and walk in Kyzyl-Chin, which is called Mars by tourists because of the ancient rocks with incredible shades. In the afternoon, check in at the hotel of the Salyugemskiy National Park in Kosh-Agach, have dinner and listen to the story of the Park. Kosh-Agach district is the largest territory in the Republic, the famous Ukok Princess was found here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: The Biggest Argali of the Planet

After the early breakfast admire the glowing peaks of the South-Chuyskiy and North-Chuyskiy Ridge. Then travel by off road car and walk on the mountains, admire alpine meadows, mongolian landscapes and, if we are lucky, spot the mountain rams – argali.

Sailyugemskiy National Park is a specially protected natural area on the border with Mongolia. The main purpose of the park is the preservation of rare fauna listed in the Red Book such as snow leopard, Altai mountain ram argali and wild cat Manul.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Bonfire on the Banks of the Katun

This morning continue exploring the Chuiskiy tract. As an option climb the observation deck in the Kuraiskiy steppe, from where a wonderful view opens up towards the peaks of the North-Chuyskiy Range. Later visit the Geyser Lake. After lunch drive through the passes along the Chuiskiy tract. In the evening check in to the hotel Tanery in the pine forest. Have dinner near the bonfire on the banks of the Katun river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 6: Chemal Village and Teldekpen Rapids

After breakfast, visit the Chemal village. The word Chemal means an anthill. Visit the temple on the Patmos island. View the Hydroelectric Power Plant. Shop for souvenirs, then go to the Valley of Mountain Spirits with a beautiful view of the Katun River. After lunch, travel to the Oroktoyskiy bridge to admire the Teldekpenskiy rapids from the suspension bridge. The rapids are in a long rocky corridor, which is a deep tectonic crack formed in the limestones of Cambrian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Farewell to Altai

After the early breakfast departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

7-Day Journey in 2020

 

Prices for small groups from 6 persons

Double room $3,650 per person

Solo traveler $4,350 per person

 

Private Journey 

Double room $6,050 per person

Solo traveler $7,950 per person

 

 

Payment Conditions:
Deposit: 10% of the price 
Final Payment: 90 days prior to departure

*Payment with MasterCard or Visa +3%, American Express +4% to the prices

Cancellation Fees: 
91 days prior to departure or more: 10% of the price 
90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of the price
60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of the price
30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the price