Sacred Altai. Ukok, Chulyshman, Teletskoe. - 10 days

The route includes a visit to the Ukok Plateau, the valleys of the Chulyshman River and Lake Teletskoye.

Gorny Altai is a vivid embodiment of the indomitable spirit of wild and majestic natural beauty. Open your mind and awaken all your senses to free your own inner freedom and passion for adventure. Let us help you get rid of everyday life, and boldly go with us to one of the exciting adventures. Start planning your vacation with us now. I invite you to a 10-day exciting expeditionary tour. Travel, relax, enjoy every moment.

 You will see on this tour:

  • Chui tract (road)
  • Seminsky mountain pass
  • Chike-Taman mountain pass
  • Chuy Oozy (the confluence of two rivers of the Gorny Altai – Katuni and Chuya)
  • KalbakTash (cave drawings)
  • Kurai steppe
  • Chui steppe
  • North-Chuya mountains
  • Jumaly healing water source
  • Jumalinsky mountain pass
  • Tavan Bogd Uul - sacred Altai Mountains
  • Ukok Plateau
  • Ukok steles
  • Bertek
  • Goosinoe lake
  • Geyserovo lake
  • Southern-Altai mountains
  • Kanas mountain pass
  • Red Gate
  • Katu Yaryk mountain pass
  • Stone Mushrooms (AkKurum)
  • Uchar waterfall
  • Lake Teletskoye and this is only a small part of what you have to see. 

Dates of arrivals for 2020: 30/06-09/07; 07/08-16/08.

On the other dates - on individual requests, in these months - July, August, September.

ATTENTION !!! To visit the border area requires permission. Permission is issued within 30 days.

 100% guaranteed tour.

 Accommodation in warm houses, 3 nights in tents on the Ukok Plateau.

 The price includes: transportation costs, 2 meals a day (breakfast, dinner), an English speaking guide, accident insurance, accommodation in warm houses and 3 nights in tents on the Ukok Plateau, a mini concert of throat singing, meetings with Altai shamans, tickets to museums and sightseeing facilities.

 All my travels begin with the city of Gorno-Altaisk.

Under the additional agreement I can meet you in the cities of Biysk / Barnaul / Novosibirsk.

 Tour program:

Day 1

Moving along the Chuisk road to the village of Chagan-Uzun

The Chuy tract is the section of the federal highway P-256 (M-52), which passes through the Altai Territory and the Altai Republic. It starts from the city of Biysk and ends in the village of Tashanta on the border with Mongolia, having a total length of about 600 km.

The first mentions of this route are contained in the Chinese texts of a thousand years ago, then it was called the Mungal road and, in fact, was a horse trail. Since ancient times, this route was used for trading caravans and military units for trips to Siberia and further south. Chuysky tract is among the ten most beautiful roads in the world, and this is not surprising. On this day, the beauty of the Chui tract will open to your eyes.

 Overnight stay in a warm guesthouse with a local family.

 Day 2

Off-road part of the route. On this day, the group will have an excursion program for the Chuya steppe with a stop at the Tarkhatinsky megalithic complex. Off-road on this stretch of the route, all movement on specially prepared cars is a UAZ "Buhanka".

Tarkhatinsky megalithic complex. The archaeological monument, the complex was an ancient observatory of the end of the bronze - the beginning of the Iron Age. The construction with high accuracy is oriented to the cardinal points. It consists of stone blocks arranged in a circle with a diameter of 60 m and decorated with cave paintings.

Next, we stop at the frontier post "Soloneshnoye". Verification of documents

Jumala. This rare type of thermal source containing radon has the status of a natural monument. The area where the Jumaly  are located adjoins the eastern border of the Ukok Plateau.

 On this day we spend the night in tents.

 Day 3

Off-road part of the route. Today we have to overcome the picturesque mountain pass Jumala. Then we drive  towards lake Gusynnoe, where a picturesque view of the Tabyn-Bogd-Ola mountain site opens. “Tabyn-Bogda-Ola” (Mong. “Kuyten-Uul”) means “Five Holy Mountains”. Then the group goes to the world-famous Ukok Plateau - the Pazyryk mound with the burial of a noble woman found in it, known to the whole world as “Princess Ukok”.

 Break camp. Fishing on the river Argamdzhi.

 Day 4

Off-road part of the route. We leave from the plateau. On the way back we will dwell on cave paintings, the age of which has not yet been determined. We will visit the Kalgutinsky mine. Here, in Stalin's time, in inhuman conditions, political prisoners mined heavy metals.

 Overnight in a tent on a healing water source.

 Day 5 

On this day. Return to the village of Chagan-Uzun. At sunset excursion to the valley of Mars - Kyzyl-Chin. Mars landscapes at sunset will not leave indifferent, we will see Mars 1,2 and Lunar landscapes.

 In the evening we are waiting for a hot dinner and Russian bath. Overnight in the guest house on soft beds.

 Day 6 

Today we have an exciting excursion program to the valley of the Chulyshman river. We will drive through the Red Gate. Let us stop at the high Ulagansk pass. Visit the museum in Ulaghan. We'll stop at the royal burial mounds of the Pazyryk culture - the archaeological culture of the Iron Age (VI-III centuries. BC. E.). Let us stop at the observation deck of Kaya Bazhi, where a picturesque view of the Chulyshman valley opens up. We will drive through the picturesque pass Katu-Yaryk.

 Night at the recreation center Uchar.

 Day 7 

Today we have a pedestrian walk (20 km) to the Uchar waterfall,  the largest waterfall in Russia. Its h is 160 meters. The sound of water stuns even on the approach to it. Who does not master the road, can rest on the bank of the river Chulyshman.

 In the evening, a hot bath and gatherings around the campfire. Night on the bank of the river Chulyshman in warm houses.

 Day 8 

Today we will walk to the Stone Mushrooms, see the environs of the Chulyshman Valley. "Stone mushrooms" were formed from solid materials as a result of leaching and destruction of softer rocks.

Transfer to the Southern coast of lake Teletskoye. lake Teletskoye is considered to be one of the main attractions of the Altai Mountains. This is one of the largest reservoirs of Russia.

 Overnight on the southern shore of lake Teletskoye, at the recreation center.

 Day 9

Rest day on the southern shore of lake Teletskoye. At the request of the group, you can order a boat trip along the Southern coast of Lake Teletskoye, with a visit to the waterfalls, or horseback riding - not included.

 Overnight on the southern shore of lake Teletskoye.

 Day 10

The last day of our trip. Boat trip on Lake Teletskoye in the village Artybash. On this day, visit the waterfall Corbu. Car transfer to the city of Gorno-Altaisk.

 Farewell to the group

Number of days: 10
Included services:
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: ticket to Gorno-Altaisk, lunch on the way.
What to bring: What to bring along we discuss at the stage of booking
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
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Payment Method

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.