TOURS TO THE ALTAI


Altai's Odyssey 

The information on tour:

This rout especially suits for people who love traveling but dont have really enough time for long trips.
Its a great chance to see almost whole Altai – conifers and endless steppes, high top-snowed mountains
and rounded hills, rapid rivers and noisy waterfalls, the great Teletskoe Lake and the picturesque Aya Lake
and of course high-mountains lakes that look like small dishes. Its a good combination of different activities
– trekking and rafting plus archeological memorials sightseeing.
The tour program exists in 2 variants with the same rout but different directions and duration.

Group tour: 5-20 persons
Departure time: 10.07-17.07, 17.07-24.07, 24.07-31.07, 31.07-07.08, 07.08-14.08, 14.08-21.08
Tour price per 1 person: from 218.5 USD
Transfer price from Novosibirsk: (there and back) 39 USD
Tour duration: 7 days   
1 Variant: Teletskoye Lake –Katun
Saturday –Novosibirsk – the village of Artybash (a start point of the tour). Departure from Novosibirsk 5 FRUNZE str. at 22.00 (local time, time difference with Moscow - 3 hours).  
Day 1, Sunday – Transfer to the base tourist center near the village of Artybash. Accommodation in tents. Rest time.Getting equipment. Evening is for making acquainted.
Day2, Monday - the basic tourist center near the village of Artybash – the river Bolshii Chili. Beginning of excursion to Teletskoye lake- the biggest lake of Altai (78km long and down to 325m). It occupies the location of a tectonic fracture situated in the northwestern part of Altai at the height of 436 km above sea-level. Long ago Baikal attracts people with its formidable mysteries reflected in the mythology of Altai and its imposing
beauty. The lake is surrounded by middle high ranges covered with impenetrable taiga consisted of ancient cedars, graceful firs and larches. After 6 km the walking tour to Kamen Bay surrounded by deposit of stones of different size: small or enormous. Bonfire. Bannya.
Day 3, Tuesday - The river Bolshii Chili – the cape «Kyrsay».
Excursion to the southern part of the Teletskoye lake - the cape «Kyrsay». On the way visiting Waterfall «Korba», a waterfall cascade (total altitude of falling is over 12, 5 m). Entrance to the territory of waterfall for additional payment about 2 USD.
Day 4, Thursday – the cape «Kyrsay» – Chulcha river.
This day excursions by bus to the picturesque valley of river Chulyshman mostly looks like a canyon with vertical walls with many waterfalls.
Day 5, Thursday – Radial going out to the Chulcha waterfall. Visiting the biggest waterfall of Altai situated not far from the mouth of Chulcha river with the height of 160m
Day 6, Chulcha river – Chuya river (rapid «Hippopotamus»). This day is full of impressions: breathtaking mountain pass «Katuyaryk» (for accident prevention this tour is made by foot what takes 2 hours, all things are left in the bus); «The dead lake» and huge amount of small beautiful lakes, valley of Pazaryk culture (graves of clan leaders that are about 2500 years old), the Katuyaryk Pass that takes away your breath (following the rules of safety you walk up and down the pass and the bus goes with luggage only. The final point is a valley of Chulyshman River mostly looks like a canyon with vertical walls with many waterfalls. Red Gates – immense rocks tinged with red, which frame the road from both sides.
Day 7, Saturday – Chuya river – base stop at the settlement Ust-Uba. The route goes through the famous Chuiskiy Tract first mentioned in XVIII. At those times it was an impassable bridle-path. During one day you will see the beautiful mountain pass «Chike-Tan», the cedar taiga and valleys of the Alps on the Seminskiy mountain pass. On the way – archeology excursion to Kalbak-Tash, where you can see the unique ancient paintings on the rocks tinged with green brown. Farewell fire. Banya. 
Day 8, Sunday – Transfer to the bridge «Aisky» (8km).
<;SPAN lang=EN-US>the bridge «Aisky» – Novosibirsk. Departure at 12.00. Arrival time to Novosibirsk at about 21.00
  
2 Variant: Katun – Teletskoye lake

Day1, Saturday – Novosibirsk – Aisky Bridge (start place)
Departure from Novosibirsk at 23.50 (3hour differences with Moscow time), 5, Frunze Street.
Day2, Sunday – Transfer to the Aysky Bridge (the right riverbank) at about 7.00.Transfer to the base tourist center  in the settlement Ust-Uba (8km). Rest time. Preparation to the rout. Evening of acquaintances. Evening is for making acquainted.
Day 3, Monday – Stop at the settlement Ust-Uba (the rapid «Hippopotamus»). The rout goes through the famous Chuiskiy Tract first mentioned in XVIII. At those times it was an impassable bridle-path. On the way – archeology excursion to Kalbak-Tash, where you can see the unique ancient petrogliphs on the rocks tinged with green brown.  
Day 4, Tuesday – Chuya river – Chulcha river.
This day is full of impressions:
Red Gates – immense rocks tinged with red, which frame the road from both sides. the Ulaganskiy Pass (2080 m above the sea level), «The dead lake» and huge amount of small beautiful lakes, valley of Pazaryk culture (graves of clan leaders that are about 2500 years old), the Katuyaryk Pass that takes away your breath (following the rules of safety you walk up and down the pass and the bus goes with luggage only. The final point is a valley of Chulyshman River mostly looks like a canyon with vertical
walls with many waterfalls.
Day 5, Wednesday – Radial going out to Chulchinskiy waterfall. Visiting the highest waterfall cascade of Altai (total altitude of falling is over 160 m) situated near the mouth of Chulcha river (the way is not easy – be careful).
Day 6, Chulcha river – Kyrsai cape. Water excursion. Rafting by special catamaran along the Chulyshman River to the south part of the Teletskoe Lake to the Kyrsai Cape (6-8 hours, 60 km).In the Chulyshman valley is partially-wooded steppe district with willows and birches. The river calms its rapid character in the down stream and flows quietly along the valley and overflows into many different channels.
Day 7, Friday – Kyrsai cape – Bolshii Chili River.
Beginning of excursion to Teletskoye lake- the biggest lake of Altai (78km long and down to 325m). It occupies the location of a tectonic fracture situated in the northwestern part of Altai at the height of 436 km
above sea-level. The lake is surrounded by middle high ranges covered with impenetrable taiga consisted of ancient cedars, graceful firs and larches. On the way visiting the waterfall «Korba» (total altitude of falling
is over 12, 5 m). Entrance to the territory of waterfall for additional payment about 2 USD.
Day 8, Saturday - Bolshii Chili River – base station near the settlement of Artybash. Continue excursion along the right shore of Teletskoye Lake with State Altai Reserve founded in 1932. on the way visiting Kamen Bay surrounded by deposit of stones of different size: small or enormous. Bonfire. Bannya.
Day 9, Sunday –Transfer from Artybash to Novosibirsk. Departure from the tourist center «Golden Lake» at 11.00. Arrival to Novosibirsk at about 23.00

  

Shavlinskie lakes and Chuiskie squirrels

Tourist are offered an fascinating tour to the mysterious land of blue lakes and snow-white tops, directly to the heart
of northern part of Chuiskiy Range situated to the southwestern part of  Altai.

Group tour: 5-15 persons
Dates of tour: 17.06-26.06, 01.07-10.07, 15.07-24.07, 29.07-07.08, 12.08-21.08, 26.08-04.09
Tour price per 1 person in USD: 237
Transfer price from Novosibirsk: 31.5 (June), 35 (July, August)
Tour duration: 9 days
 
Thursday - Novosibirsk – the base tourist center «Berel» (a start point of the tour). Departure from Novosibirsk at 5 FRUNZE str. at 22.00 (local time, time difference with Moscow - 3 hours).  
Day 1, Friday – Transfer to the basic tourist center «Berel» – Maashey River. Departure at 14.00. The rout goes through the famous Chuiskiy Tract first mentioned in XVIII. At those times it was an impassable bridle-path. During one day you will the beautiful mountain pass «Chike-Tan», the cedar taiga and valleys of the Alps on the Seminskiy mountain pass. On the way – archeology excursion to Kalbak-Tash, where you can see the
unique ancient petrogliphs on the rocks tinged with green brown.
Day 2, Saturday – Oroy River. Walking along the road which goes to the high-mountain plateau (at the height of 1700m above the sea-level). With fascinating view of the Maash valley.
Day 3, Sunday – Oroy river – confluence of Shabaga and Shala rivers. This day tourists pass Oroy Range (at the height of 2229m above the sea level), come down to the Shabla river.
Day 4, Monday – confluence of Shabaga and Shavla rivers – Shavlinskoye lake. Walking tour through the thick taiga, where there are some marshy places. Climb the steep earth wall to the Shavlinskoye lake (at the height of 1983 m above the sea-level) with fascinating view of three tops of
mountains «Fairytale», «Dream» and «Beautiful». They are reflected at the big mirror of the lake what is an unforgettable sight. Bannya (for additional payment)
Day 5, Tuesday – radial going out to the Shavlinsky lake (2500m above the sea level) this way is not easy but worthy of trying! The fascinating view of Shavlinskie glaciers opens from the lakes shores.
Day 6, Wednesday - Rest. Fishing.
Day 7 Thursday – Shavlinskoye lake – Shabaga river.
Day 8, Friday – Shabaga river – confluence of Chuya and Maash rivers
Day 9, Saturday - Transfer to the tourist base «Berel». Supper. Bannya.
Day 10, Sunday – Breakfast. Departure from the tourist base «Berel» to Novosibirsk. Departure at 11.15.
Arrival to Novosibirsk – 21.00
  

Water tour to Teletskoye lake

Teletskoye lake- the biggest lake of Altai (78km long and down to 325m). It occupies the location of a tectonic fracture
situated in the northwestern part of Altai at the height of 436 km above sea-level. Long ago Baikal attracts people
with its formidable mysteries reflected in the mythology of Altai and its imposing beauty.
Its majestic, silent mountains which supply babbling rivers; its shores strewn with shingle and quiet stone bays
will remain in the tourists memories for a long time. Excursion around the lake proposed in this program is made
by big boats with oars.

Group tour: 5-20 persons
Dates of tour: 10.07-24.07, 24.07-07.08
Tour price for 1 person in USD: 292.6
Transfer price from Novosibirsk: 39
Tour duration: 14 daysSaturday – Novosibirsk – tourist center «Golden Lake» (start point of the tour). Departure from Novosibirsk at 22.00 (local time) 5 Frunze Street.
Day 1, Sunday – Transfer to the tourist center. Breakfast at this day is not included in the tour price. Accommodation in the rooms (double rooms in the summer building, All conveniences outdoors). Rest. Sightseeing tour. Evening is for making acquainted. Rest time in the camp «Golden Lake»
Day 2-3, Monday-Tuesday – Excursion program: Tyalan-Tuu mountain, Third River (canyon of Oyork River). Preparation for tour. Getting equipment Training rafting tour to Kamen Bay. Tourist will learn how to steer the boat.
Day 4, Wednesday – the tourist center «Golden Ring» – the mouth of the river Samysh. Beginning of excursion around Teletskoye lake. It is surrounded with ranges covered with thick taiga consisted of graceful firs and larches and ancient cedars. Tourists take their rout to the Karatysh Bay discerned in the distance. Stop on the left shore of the lake.
Day 5, Thursday – Samysh river – Kuan bay. Tour along the left shore of Teletskoye lake on the way Nyanskotch and Koldor capes. Stop at comfortable rock terrace.
Day 6, Friday – Kuan bay – Bolshii Chili river. Day full of impressions. Visiting Chedor cape and the deepest place of Teletskoye lake (325m).
Then Izhon cape surrounded by steep rocks opens up to the tourists eyes, Kurkure river attracts tourists with its waterfalls roar. Karakorum cape, overnight at the mouth of Bolshii Chili river where there are glaylings.
A good opportunity for fishing.
Day 7, Saturday – Bolshii Chili river – tourist camp «Chulshman» (tent camp). Tour to Kyrsai cape, the southern part of Teletskoye lake which is surrounded by mountain ranges «Abakanskiy» and «Altyn Tuu. The way is not easy there are no place to hide boats from bad weather that is why be very careful and attentive. Overnight on the bank of Chulshman river which flows into Teletskoye lake.
Day 8, Sunday – tourist center «Chulshman» (tent camp). Hiking tour to Kyrsai cape. Upon the weather condition you can swim. Bannya. Rest. Fishing.
Day 9, Monday – tourist center «Chulshman» – Malye Chili river.
The tour along the left shore of Teletskoye lake to the mouth of the river Malyi Chili.
Day 10, Tuesday – Idyp cape
Day 11, Wednesday – radial going out to the lake «Blandukol» (what means «the elks lake). Fishing, swimming, rest.
Day 12, Thursday – Idyp cape – Yestyube Cape.
Day 13, Friday -  Yestyube Cape – tourist center «Golden lake». Accommodation in the rooms. Supper.
Day 14, Saturday – rest time in the tourist center «Golden Lake». Farewell bonfire.
Day 15, Sunday – breakfast. Departure to Novosibirsk. Arrival at about 23.00
         

ACCOMODATION IN ALTAI


The hotel «Aya»*** BB


Comfortable hotel for rest and business meetings.
The lake «Aya»  means from Turkic language
«The moon» and in fact the lake has shapes of half-moon. Its dimensions are 300x400m; the length of shorelines is 1410m. The main advantage of Aya lake is its warm water; there are a little warm water bodies suitable for swimming in mountain Altai. Thats why this lake is so popular among the tourists in summer; the account of tourist centers grows every year.  Health resort «Aya» is a modern complex with extensive infrastructure which gives an opportunity to combine the rest and business. 
Description: building with 3 floors, lift, restaurant, bar, evening dance program,  billiard, conference hall (capacity: 80-120 persons), satellite, nurse service, sauna with swimming pool and bar, exercise room.
Every room has a balcony.
Room type:
Suite – double room apartament. There is a double bed in the first room and furniture in the other one. Mini-fridge, videotape recorder, TV set, telephone.
Semi-suite – double room apartment. There is double bed in the first room and furniture in the second room. Mini-fridge, videotape recorder, TV set, telephone.
Price per 1 person: from 40  USD
Single superior – single bed, cupboard, 2 bedside tables
Double superior – 2 single beds, cupboard, 2 bedside tables. TV set.
Price: from 25 USD per 1 person
Tripple superior – one room with three beds, Cupboard, bedside tables.
Price: from 20 USD per 1 person
Superior family room – room with one double bed and one single bed, cupboard, bedside tables.
Price: from 20 USD per 1 person

      
«King hunt»

It suites for people who appreciate the comfort and exotica. It is one of the most beautiful buildings of Altai. A bridge which connects two banks of the river Katun is situated on the territory of the hotel. All buildings are
made in old Russian style. Comfortable rooms, excellent cuisine, modern entertainment program – thats all for the rest full of impressions.
Capacity – 116 persons
Description: cottages with modern conveniences, hunt and summer houses, two floors restaurant, banquet hall, karaoke, billiard, street ball, shooting gallery, café bar, bannya, sauna, beach, parking, dance floor, stadium, observation tower, left-luggage office, summer swimming pool, massage, show programs, discos, 3 times meal is for additional payment: 9 USD per 1 person
King house 1 – 2 rooms apartments in the cottage with all conveniences on the ground floor. There is one double bed in the first room and furniture, table in the other one. Tualet, shower.
Price: from 31 USD per 1 person.
King house 2 – single room in the cottage with all conveniences on the first floor with balcony. There is a double bed, sofa, table in the room. Toilet. Shower.
Price: from 20 USD per 1 person
Hunt house on the right bank of Katun river – single room on the ground floor of hunt house.
In the room: one double bed, sofa. Heating – Canadian furnaces. Toilet, wash-stand -outdoors.
Price: from 16 USD per 1 person
Hunt house 2 on the left bank of Katun river – single room on the first floor of the hunt house with terrace.
In the room: one double bed or 2 double beds, sofa. Heating – Canadian furnaces. Toilet, wash-stand - outdoors.
Price: from 15 USD per 1 person
Self-contained summer house – 2 beds, table. Toilet, wash-stand -outdoors.
Price: from 7 USD per 1 person.

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