The majority of travel destinations in the world are known by similar pictures, taken from the same perspective. If you try to find images of Altai Mountains in search systems, you will find the most beautiful photographs of great diversity of places, because Altai is special. Altai is 260 square kilometres of natural beauty. This beauty is various. People, who go along Chuya highway, which is 965 kilometres long, can’t help but constantly exclaim “Oh, look!”, “Wow!”, “That’s incredible!”. We have been travelling across Altai for 29 years, but every year we still discover new places, that make the heart soar, and we want to share them with you. Altai is peculiar to everyone, so we elaborate a specific root for each client, including interesting places to every person in particular.
We help you to choose the best season for tour to Siberia.
Summer adventures in Altai
During the summertime the sights of Altai are obviously much more accessible, and avid hikers can get there without special vehicles. In the warm period of the year Altai is various.
In the end of April - beginning of May the mountains of Altai are decorated by heather rosebay flowers, and the water of Katun river resembles the colour of fresh milk. The abundant breakup leads to the rise of river levels. The local spring flood attracts lovers of extreme rafting (the complexity of the rapids significantly increases).
From the middle of July till the end of August the water of Katun changes its colour and obtains a unique turquoise shade. The brightest turquoise colour shade of Katun is in the end of August. In summer Russians travel to Altai for the warm streams of sun. There is a top tourist inflow during this time.
In September Altai paints the forests and mountains into bright autumn colours. In the second decade of the month you will probably enjoy Indian summer.
The relief of Altai is determined by its climate. Thus, in some places in October there is snow, but in others it’s still warm autumn.
Altai is the most exciting area in Russia for adventure travel. We will show it to you at its best and introduce the local culture and traditions:
- We’ll guide you to unique places which you can’t see elsewhere(it may be combined with horse riding trip, rafting or helicopter flight, if you wish).
- We’ll lift you to the skydeck from where you can see heaths, rivers and tops of snowy mountains.
- We’ll organize fishing in the clearest high altitude lakes and rivers.
- You’ll enjoy jumping into the chilly waters of a mountain river after a hot Russian sauna.
- You’ll hear traditional Altai throat singing.
- You’ll try traditional Siberian dishes and different types of honey, which is famous for its health benefits, and drink delicious herbal tea.
Winter adventures in Altai
In winter Altai clothes itself in snow-white dress and its main places of interest acquire absolutely different view. Gorny Altai is the best place to get acquainted with snow-covered Siberia. We will assort a winter adventure for you and show you Siberia in all its glory:
- We’ll get to remote uninhabited mountain regions with air clearer 40 times than in an operating theater.
- You’ll go snowtubing from a snowy mountain (as an option we can organize a programme in one of the best mountain ski resorts of Russia – Sheregesh. The height of the snow cover is up to 5-8 metres).
- You’ll ride a trio of horses.
- You’ll be able to jump into the freezing snow and swim in the ice-hole after a hot steam bath.
- We’ll teach you how to make snowmen properly and we will play snowballs.
- We’ll acquaint you with the traditional Altai overtone singing.
- You’ll taste Siberian traditional cuisine including varieties of honey unequalled by its health value and flavored herbal tea.
We offer the most interesting accomodation objects, placed in picturesque places:
You can stay in real yurt.
Or in the small wooden house at the foot of the mountains.
You will remember the trip to the most interesting part of Siberia forever.
We will become your friends and reliable partners across Siberia.
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