This trekking adventure package is for those who are interested in visiting one of the most beautiful places in all of Russia. It is a total of 12 days event with the hiking portion of the trip being 8 days. The whole length of the trip is 136 km (85 miles). The difficulty of the trip is easy to medium (pack horses from 3rd to 6th day) with no need for special skills or gear (kids from 12 years old are allowed with parents). The trip is currently set for summer months to end of August.
Mt. Belukha is the highest peak in Siberia, it has two summits Western Belukha (4440 meters) and Eastern Belukha (4506 meters). The glacier shield that covers a large amount of the mountain ridge (70 sq km) is where the headwaters start for the Katun river. The marvelously steep peaks of Belukha, intensely sparkling masses of ice, awesome vertical rock cliffs charm visitors from afar, creating awe and wonderment as they transcend this mystical and inspiring place.
At the foot of the mountains time and space disappear into the mysteries, your consciousness becomes aware that man is not always the measurement of things. It is here according to one Asian legend that Mt. Belukha is the mystical country of Northern Shambala where spiritual wisdom is to return to the modern world. This area is also associated with the famous Russian Artist ‘Nikolay Ririkh’ who’s work attracts hundreds of admirers to his paintings each year. In 1995 the Altai republic government established the Belukha nature park. Tour Package Includes:
Full board – (except for the meal during the transfer)
Excursions per program with entrance fees (11th day)
Transfers from Novosibirsk/Barnaul to the starting point of the route and back to Novosibirsk/Barnaul
Special equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat, backpack, equipment for fire)
Invitation letter for Russian visa
Pack-horse rental (3rd to 6th day)
Tour price does not include:
Cost of airfare
Consular fees for visa
accommodations in Novosibirsk or Barnaul
Cost of the excursion: 560 euros (638.40 dollars) per person if in a group of 15 and it can also be customized
Added costs: 550 (670.00 dollars) per group (payment for professional translator services)