Touch the glacier

Search for snow leopards' marks

Explore shamans' valley

Uncover thousands of years of history

Dates

19 - 30 August 2018   (12 days)

Fee

1.349 EURO             (from Gorno-Altaisk)

Group size

min. 4, max. 9     participants

Overview

Spend 12 exhilarating days exploring Altai, the land of beautiful untouched nature, archeological mysteries and keeping traditions!

Our adventure holidays’ itinerary combines enjoying fascinating sceneries and observing wildlife, off-road driving and hiking, meeting local people and learning their traditions. It will be also a kind of physical challenge – some of the fantastic viewing points are only reachable on foot. Almost every day of our adventure tour we will explore a new location and you will see how diverse Altai nature is – alpine peaks with eternal snow and broad steppes, dense forests and green valleys, narrow rocky canyons and high-mountain lakes.

Watch wild animals and birds – marmots, ground-squirrels, wild sheep and goats, foxes, eagles, vultures, kites, cranes and many other species. Altai is a home to rare and threatened animals. Under the guidance of a National park ranger, we will have a real adventure – explore the habitat of snow leopard and search for his markings on the trees and rocks.

Become an observer of thousands of years of Altai history, exploring ancient petroglyphs, stelas and kurgans. Due to low utilization of the lands, they are saved almost in their original state. Many of them are still an enigma for scientists, especially which belong to a mystery civilization of Siberian Scythians (5-2 century BC).

Get to know modern nomads’ way of living. We will communicate a lot with local people in order to understand their traditions and customs.

Join us on this tour and make your holidays a real outdoor adventure!

Accommodation

We will stay in various accommodations, but as we have an outdoor travel mostly in tents. From time to time we will stay in yurts (a nomad tent) or houses and it will be possible to visit a Banya (Russian sauna). The first and the last night of the tour we will stay in a hotel in Gorno-Altaisk.

Level of fitness

Your level of fitness have to be moderate to good, most places are easy to reach. But we also have in the program of this adventure tour a full day of hiking.

Meal

3 meals a day, prepared on woodfire or kitchen. Usually we will have milk porridge or snacks for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, vegetables and warm meat dish for dinner.

Weather

August temperature range: +10 °C to +25 °C.
Keep in mind that the temperature during the night can occasionally drop below zero. Rainy days are possible.

Vehicle

We will use well-equipped 4WD vans or jeeps for the maximum comfort on your touring days.

Fee

Fee: 1.349 EURO from Gorno-Altaisk, Republic of Altai.
Deposit: 400 EURO per person

Included in the trip fee:
  • Accommodations (Yurts, Hotel, guesthouses)
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping matts, group outdoor equipment)
  • All meals (3 meals a day)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Transport (by car)
  • Entrance fees for places to visit, excursions
Not included in the trip fee:
  • All flights
  • Insurance (travel, cancellation, health)
  • Personal items (souvenirs and other personal things you want to buy)
  • Visa for Russia (passport should be valid 6 months after the end of your trip)
  • Sleeping bag (in case it will be difficult to bring your own, you can rent one of us for an additional fee of 20 euro’s)
  • Alcoholic drinks

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