The number of people in a group is from 2 people. Children from 12 to 18 years old accompanied by adults.
Experience Altai 4 Elements of Nature Tour is a combination of active walks and relaxing holidays, wildlife and comfort, close to civilization, at the same time already deep enough into nature. Every day of the tour immerses you in the knowledge of one of the elements: water, fire, air and earth. The element is both magic, power and risk. Feed the fire and “touch" the stars. Go down on a raft on a mountain river, wash yourself with the water of an invigorating waterfall. Fly paragliders or fly a kite. Take a look into the caves along the speleo track and follow the eco-trail. Climb a mountain and ride on horseback. To be alone with nature to better understand yourself. Come back different, filled and energetically charged. Meditation by the river, a walk in the forest, the sounds of nature, a breath of wind, communication around the campfire - all this fills with energy and helps to find inner harmony.
Meeting in Gorno-Altaysk: airport, bus station; Barnaul (by negotiation). Transfer Gorno-Altaysk – Turquoise Katun (45 km). Accommodation in the Altai Nomad yurt camping is a place where you can immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of nomadic culture, while maintaining a modern lifestyle. Yurt camping "Altai Nomad" is a combination of comfort and authenticity.
We believe that every person strives for unity with nature – the power that gave him life. We will introduce you to the spirit of nomads, help you explore the experience of your ancestors, while preserving the atmosphere of a modern, comfortable stay surrounded by clean air and the Altai mountains. Welcome speech with the usual coffee in an unusual Altai setting, as well as herbal taiga or sea buckthorn tea. Time for some rest. Lunch. The excursion to the largest tourism center Turquoise Katun. We will walk along the eco-trail, visit several landscapes at once: alpine meadows, mixed forests, meadow areas and mountainous terrain. You will also see unique red book plants, breathe in the healing air of the mountains and pine forest.
The end of the excursion will be a visit to the Tavdinsky caves – this is a landmark place of Altai, where we will dive into the study of the Ancestral Trail, visit six caves, grottos and arched vaults (1.5 hours, 2 km). We will continue our walk to the observation deck to the majestic monument of N. K. Roerich, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the picturesque Katun River, tirelessly bubbling with its turquoise waves. These same waves carved the ancient grotto of Ichthyander into the rock. Dinner "on fire".
The ritual "Altai fairy tale for the night: Your predictions", in a close atmosphere around the campfire, we will share and predict what will await us on this journey, we will consolidate the effect with the rite of feeding the fire.
On foot - 3 km, by car - 60 km
Breakfast. Transfer Turquoise Katun – the starting point of the eco-trail (60 km). Hiking tour to Babyrgan Mountain - the top of the Seminsky ridge, the first to meet all travelers along the Chuiskiy tract. The route to Babyrgan along the northern ridge is the easiest and most accessible. The maximum height of the mountain is 1008.6 m, the minimum is 316 m, and this means that you have to climb almost 700 meters. It will take about 5-7 hours to ascend and descend at a calm pace. The length of the trail is 3.5 km to the top and the same amount back. The ascent is quite protracted, there are steep ascents. The conquerors of the peak are recommended to take comfortable shoes, trekking poles, drinking water – there are no water sources on the trail. It is better to plan the ascent in dry and non-hot weather. The mountain offers stunning views of the Katun River Valley. At the top you will see a plateau with outliers, each of which has its own height. The winds have endowed them with bizarre shapes. Lunch - lunch box. Transfer Babyrgan – Turquoise Katun (60 km).
Optional: master class (for an additional fee) climbing on Via Ferrata, for those who are still sprightly).
Dinner in the style of a gastro-travel party.
An evening interactive program where you can:
- participate in a unifying culinary master class in the style of the Altai tradition "choi-choi"
- take a horse ride through the picturesque area near the campsite
- see how you can put up a yurt in 30 minutes and help with this.
Breakfast. Transfer Turquoise Katun - Solonovka village (160 km). Paragliding. Excursion-flight (for an additional fee). You will be excited by the idea of paragliding from the so-called "Altai Facade" (the term was introduced by academician V.A.Obruchev) over the very border of the West Siberian Plain and the Altai Mountains, to see the multicolored meadows and fields, to catch a sense of freedom and boundlessness. Jump in tandem with an instructor from Tolstukha Mountain near the village of Solonovka, founded by Old Believers and Russian immigrants, known as the point of attraction of delta paragliders. Lunch.
The program for those who do not fly: a walk along the health paths to the "Granaries" /"Vegetable gardens" or kites – a fun for older children. Rocky granite complexes are unique geological objects with an excellent panorama for photo shoots. Endless Altai plains will open up in front of you, and Altai Mountains will grow behind your backs. And we will walk in the middle between heaven and earth, make friends with the Altai wind. And all this will give you a feeling of flight and freedom in the soul, as it was in a carefree childhood! Transfer from Solonovka village to Turquoise Katun (160 km). Dinner.
Optional: walk and photosets of Altai sunsets "The Sun in the palms of the mountains", as well as a visit to the Russian bath (for an additional fee). A sauna in Altai is a special ritual during which you can rejuvenate in a warm vat with a decoction of oregano, eucalyptus, chamomile and other Altai herbs in the open air.
On foot - 3 km, by car - 320 km
Breakfast. Transfer Turquoise Katun – Ust-Sema (30 km). Everyone knows that one in the field is not a warrior, and we have been a real friendly team for a long time. Let's try ourselves on purposefulness and team spirit, make rafting on Katun with a visit to Kamyshlinsky waterfall.
It is the alloy that will allow you to get closer to another element - water. Rafting on this part of Katun is interesting not so much for extreme lovers as for those who want to see the nature and the shores of Katun from an unusual angle. Kamyshlinsky waterfall will surprise even the sophisticated: two cascades break the water into a million small splashes hitting the ground with a characteristic roar. Not only the reservoir itself is attractive, but also the nature surrounding it. In the vicinity of the waterfall you can see rocks composed of quartzite, limestone, crystalline shale and porphyrite, as well as lush vegetation that changes color every season. Lunch - lunch box. Transfer to the Altai Nomad yurt camping (10 km).
Optional: collection of medicinal herbs near the campsite or a walk to the apiary, where you can not only taste, but also buy the famous Altai honey, propolis, mead, honeycomb, perga, royal jelly and other bee products. The impression of the day is a restorative sleep on the hives. Closing your eyes, you will feel the monotonous vibration of a swarm of bees, the soothing buzz of bees, the smell of honey, honeycombs and something else subtly pleasant. Meditative relaxation.
Conceptual dinner "Cuisine of Altai neo-nomads" with tasting of local dishes and folklore program. With the help of kaichi melodies (unique throat singing) you will immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere, be able to get to know national legends better, learn how to play national musical instruments (komus, topshuur), become a listener, and possibly a participant in the improvised Altai orchestra.
On foot - 7 km, by car - 40 km
Yurt camping "Altai Nomad"
- Transfer from Gorno-Altaysk by a comfortable bus;
- 2-3-bed camping accommodation: standard rooms with amenities (shower, WC);
- meals - breakfast (buffet), lunch (lunch box) and dinner (buffet);
- author's ethno-culinary events;
- rafting, horseback riding, excursions, and activities according to the program;
- folklore program with throat singing; insurance;
- guide services.
- Paragliding (from 4000 rubles /person);
- cable car ascent (500-550 rubles / person);
- sauna (from 1500 rubles / hour);
- additional excursions (from 500 rubles / person);
- personal expenses.
Additional tour options:
1. 2-4 days - Altai Mars, Aktru, Ukok (by car or on regular flights Gorno-Altaysk - Kosh-Agach)
2. 2-4 days – Chulyshman, Teletskoye lake, Stone mushrooms, Uchar (by car or on registered flights by helicopter)
3. 2-6 days - Belukha, Uymon Valley, Multin Lakes (by car or on regular flights Gorno-Altaysk - Kosh-Agach)
4. 2 or more days - relaxation in Belokurikha (by car)
5. 2-4 days - Altai Mars, Aktru, Ukok (by car or on regular flights Gorno-Altaysk - Kosh-Agach)
6. 2-4 days – Chulyshman, Teletskoye lake, Stone mushrooms, Uchar (by car or on registered flights by helicopter)
7. 2-6 days - Belukha, Uymon Valley, Multin Lakes (by car or on regular flights Gorno-Altaysk - Kosh-Agach)
8. 2 or more days - relaxation in Belokurikha (car) - from 1000 rubles / person
9. 2 or more days - pantotherapy in maralnik (car) - from 3000 rubles/ person.
The Company reserves the right to change the program without changing the scope of services provided.
The duration of its individual elements may change on the eve of departure and during the tour. Elements of the program that depend on weather and climatic conditions and actions of services and organizations beyond the control of the organizer (road, local administration, etc.) can be excluded from the program based on the real situation on the route.
Attention! If tourists are late or do not show up at the meeting place of the group at the specified time, the company is not responsible for the implementation of the program in full and the cost of this excursion day is not reimbursed. Recommended flights to Gorno-Altaysk: SU 1525/1524, S7 2630/2629, DP474/473, DP 6552/6551, ЮВ 566/565.
When visiting active monasteries and temples, women are not recommended to enter the territory in trousers, shorts, or without a headdress.
In order to strengthen the control of measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and its prevention, it is necessary to have personal respiratory protection equipment with you at tourist sites, as well as some facilities in the Altai region suspend the admission of visitors until a certain order.
A tourist's suitcase: A set of comfortable clothes for recreation, a windproof and waterproof jacket, a warm sweater, two pairs of comfortable shoes, light slippers (slates) for hotels, sun protection (cream, glasses, headdress), personal hygiene items, individual medicines. For alloy: sneakers (light, possibly getting wet), a jacket (light waterproof), a hat for the weather (cap-hat-bandana or cap), a waterproof phone case (if you plan to take pictures).
Despite the fact that there have been no cases of tick-borne encephalitis among tourists in recent years, the Altai region is an area where ticks and snakes are found. Please observe safety and anti-tick protection measures and carry anti-tick repellents (ointments, gels).