An incredible encounter

An incredible encounter

An absolutely incredible event took place in our June trip! We met a wild bear, and not a common brown bear but almost a ghost – the Sailugem bear. For no moment we thought it this trip would be different than other trips we do in the park. We got our guides Erkin and...
How argali met Kaichitravel

How argali met Kaichitravel

During every trip we make to the Altai mountains, we meet a lot of animals, one species is the argali – a wild mountain sheep with huge horns, sometimes we see them from very close, sometimes from a distance. Of course we always try to get as close as possible without...
Stray swan has found new home in wildlife in Altai

Stray swan has found new home in wildlife in Altai

Swans are not common birds for the south of Altai, nevertheless this year one bird strayed and left for winter on a lake near Kosh-Agach. Kosh-Agach is one of the coldest places in Altai, and the lake started actively freezing in the beginning of December. So, the...
Watching one of the biggest and rarest birds of prey

Watching one of the biggest and rarest birds of prey

This year in our trip “Explore Altai” we were lucky to meet one of the largest and one of the rarest raptors in Europe – the bearded vulture. And we not just saw it flying in the sky but even were camping close to its nest. To be honest not really close because the...
Rare and endangered species in Altai

Rare and endangered species in Altai

The Altai region is a land of biodiversity of plants and animals. It is home for rare and endemic species, including legendary snow leopard, argali, lynx, Pallas’s cat and many others. The Red List of Threatened Species of the Altai Republic includes 135 animals and...

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