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Altai Road Trip: A Siberian Mountain Adventure

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy for a minimum of 4 pax,  and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $17,400 PER PERSON
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DURATION

9 days | 8 nights

TYPE

All Terrain

COUNTRY

Siberia

INTERESTS

Off The Grid,
Amazing Landscapes

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fly in a helicopter over Mount Belukha
  • Drive through the Chuysky Tract, one of the most scenic roads in the world
  • Camp in some of Asia’s most remote areas
  • Take a city tour of Novosibirsk

DETAILED DECRIPTION

Get off the beaten track on this eight-night adventure into the Siberian Altais, where the Mongolian and Turkic worlds meet. See the dramatic mountain scenery from above, via helicopter and get immersed in it as you drive along some of the most beautiful roads in the world. Hike, sail, fish and camp in the wildly varied countryside and visit sacred and mysterious historic sites before flying back to the big city and taking a fascinating sightseeing tour of Novosibirsk. Please note the pricing for this trip is based on a minimum group size of 4 people. 

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Gorno-Altaisk

Catch your domestic flight from Moscow to Gorno-Altaisk, the starting point of your Altai adventure. Here you’ll transfer to your cozy chalet accommodation on the banks of the River Katun, relax for the evening and get a good night’s rest.

DAY 2: Gorno-Altaisk

After a hearty breakfast, spend the day as you choose, getting acclimatized to your Altai surroundings. Take a four-wheel drive jeep tour into the countryside, or go rafting on the Katun. Sample some local food and bed down in your chalet once again for the night.

DAY 3: Gorno-Altaisk

Wake up for an early breakfast - an exciting day lies ahead of you. Climb aboard a helicopter and marvel as the ground drops away and you glide up and over the Altai peaks including towering Mount Belukha, the highest point in Siberia. Catch the glint of 5,000-year-old glaciers and the green and verdant foothills below.

DAY 4: Chibit

Depart early and hit the road for Chibit via the Chuysky Tract, Seminsky Pass and Chiketaman Pass. The Tract connects Mongolia with Russia and is world renowned as the most scenic route in the region, not to mention for its historic significance. Along this ancient trade and migration route, you’ll make stops to visit sacred burial mounds, marked with mysterious petroglyphs and drive through cities, villages, forests, taiga and steppe. After a day of wonder, arrive in the evening at your eco-camping ground at Chibit for a peaceful night immersed in nature.

DAY 5: Chulyshman River Valley

Get ready for a full day off-road driving, stopping at picturesque beauty spots. Head along the north Chuya mountain range to the Kurai steppe where you’ll find yourself gazing out over a surrounding horse-shoe of peaks. In the afternoon, your four-wheel drive will navigate the winding Katu-Yaryk Pass and along the way you can check out the Pazyryk kurgans - more mysterious Scythian burial mounds. Camp for the night in wooden chalets in the Chulyshman river valley – one of the most remote places in Asia.

DAY 6: Artybash Village

This morning you have a number of options. You can hike up to the Stone Mushrooms - bizarre rock formations weathered by nature; take a helicopter over Chulcha waterfall, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, trek down to it. Alternatively, spend the morning fishing on the river. In the afternoon it’s back on the road, bound for beautiful Lake Teletskoye, which you’ll cross in a speedboat, alighting at Artybash village on the north bank. Here you’ll spend the night in a cozy hotel.

DAY 7: Novosibirsk

Wake up once again in gorgeous Altai scenery with another adventure ahead. Today you’ll take the two and a half hour helicopter flight to the city of Novosibirsk. This, the third-largest city in Russia is a trade center and bustling metropolis and you’ll spend the night in a 4 star hotel.

DAY 8: Novosibirsk

You’ll spend today exploring this fascinating city and its surroundings. Visit the world’s only scientific city at Akademgorodok and explore its museums and the nearby Ob reservoir. After lunch at the House of Scientists, take a sightseeing tour of all the main attractions, from Novosibirsk’s railway station, Ascension Cathedral and Lenin Square to the old wooden houses on Gorkogo Street and the colorful Siberian farmers’ market. Take in some local customs with a Samovar tea drinking ceremony or Matreshka doll-painting masterclass before retiring to your hotel.

DAY 9: Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to bid farewell to stunning Siberia. You’ll be transferred to the airport ready for your onward flight to your next exciting destination.

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