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Tours-2019
 
White water rafting
 
Sayan Oka river rafting.  
Trekking, pass hopping, horse riding & backcountry skiing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking.  
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Horse riding.  
"Altai-The Golden Mountains. Aktru". Trekking.  
"Wild Altai". Altai. Trekking or horse riding.  
"Baikal: The Pearl among the Mountains". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Buddha in the Valley of Hundred Springs". Siberia. Sayan. Trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kuznetskiy Alatau: The Land of the Lakes and Flowers". Siberia. Teahouse trekking, trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kodar: The Siberian Alps". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Almaty to Lake Issyk-Kul". North Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Alakel lake". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"All the Hot Springs". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Icy Giants of Central Tien Shan." Trekking.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
"Ak-Suu: The Asian Patagonia". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
Mountaineering & climbing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking with climbing.  
"Khan Tengri - The Lord of the Sky". Central Tien Shan, climbing.  
Pobeda peak climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Marble Wall climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Two Summits: Marble Wall and Khan Tengri North climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Lenin peak climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin + Khan Tengri peaks climbing. Pamir and Tien Shan.  
Communism peak climbing. Pamir.  
Korjenevskoy peak climbing. Pamir.  
Two great summits: Communism and Korjenevskoy Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Muztag Ata and Koskulak peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin and Muztag Ata Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Climbing.  
"Big Walls of Pamir Alai". Pamir Alai, big wall climbing.  
Heliskiing
 
Heliskiing in Western Tien Shan  
Fishing
 
Lake Baikal fishing  
Altai rivers fishing
Fishing in Kuznetski Alatau  
Taimen fishing in the Unknown land of Tofalaria.  
Putorana Plateau: The Lost World Fishing Paradise.  
 
 
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Altai mountains fishing.

Region: Russia, Southern Siberia, Altai
Activity: fishing
Trip Category: special
Difficulty: easy to medium, no need of special skills or gear (kids from 14 years old are allowed).
Dates: May - October as a rule or year round (see details below).

     Altai - "The Golden Mountains" is the mountain land on the south of Siberia which keeps ecological purity and untouched wild nature so far. The communication with local people, many of whom are followers of exotic doctrines- pagans (Shamanists), followers of Roerikh and Old Believers ("starovery")- gives an unique social experience. A number of archeological artefacts (from 1,500,000 BC!), including rock paintings and Paleolithical sits are en our route, it makes visit to Altai not only outdoor adventure but captivating trip as well!

    Due to a lot of it's crystal clear water rivers and lakes, Altai mountains is perfect place for fishing, especially for flyfishing in mountain streams. The rivers and lakes are inhabited by a variety of fish species, including trout, grayling, taimen (Siberian Salmon, Salmo Taimen), elets (Teletskoye Lake endemic spice), pile, perch and many others. Because of relatively developed road network and tourist infrastructure, it is easy to get to most of fishing places and it makes your trip quite comfortable. On the other hand, if you want enjoy really wild places, you're welcome as well!

   In 1998 The Golden Mountains of Altai were included to UNESCO World Heritage list.

   To meet as much different tastes as possible we offer several fishing trips to Altai mountains, from very easy to real adventure. If none of followings isn't suits your wishes- just us and we offer you tailor-made trip!

Variant 1. Flyfishing in Upper Katun area (5 days). NEW!
Species: grayling, taimen (Siberian Salmon, Salmo Taimen), pike, perch etc.

Features:
- short term (for those who has not much time but want to visit wild remote area)
- wild rare visited area but not expensive for no helicopter used
- good balance adventure/comfort (overnights all the times at the hut) but wild rare visited area
- a lot of species
- archaeological artefacts en route: ancient rock painting and Ust Kan cave with down paleolit site (about 600,000 BCE old!).

Itinerary

Day 1 Meeting in Gorno Altaisk, transfer to Ust Koksa village on picturesque Chuya Trakt (highway) then on side road from Tuekta toward Ust Koksa. 3 passes en route, numerous natural, historical and archaeological phenomena en route. Sailing on water jet boats to the mountain base (70 km). Russian bania. Dinner. Rest.
Day 2 After breakfast, fishing on Biruksa stream. Lunch. Upper stream fishing. Return to the base, dinner, bania.
Day 3 After breakfast, fishing on Bystrukha stream. Lunch. Upper stream fishing. Return to the base, dinner, bania.
Day 4 After breakfast, fishing on Katun, lunch, Sergushina Deep fishing. Dinner. Bania.
Day 5 After breakfast, fishing on Sobachia stream. Lunch. Sailing downstream on water jet boats to Maralovodka
village. Transfer to Ust-Koksa, then to Gorno Altaisk. Overnight at hotel.

Cost: us!
Included:transportation from and to Gorno Altaisk, border zone permit, all the transfers and sailing en route, hut accommodation on mountain base FB, cook service, fishing
guide, Russian bania as listed.

Not included: transport to/from Barnaul, personal gear.

Options. Gorno Altaisk is air connected to Moscow and Novosibirsk. Also, it is possible to start and finish from Barnaul (+2 days). Remote side streams fishing (good for taimen), $400/day per group.

Variant 2. Trout fishing in Ugul lakes (not reacheably by conventional transport), 3 days, easy grade.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. Meeting, transfer to Gorno-Altaisk (about 5 hrs)- host city of Altai Respublik). Hotel (**DBL).
Day 2 Transfer to helipad (about 20 min). About 30 min flight to Ugul lakes. Breakfast. Fishing (up to 6 hrs). Picnic. Flight to Gorno-Altaisk. Transfer to Barnaul. Hotel (**DBL).
Day 3 Transfer to airport. Departure from Barnaul.

Cost: us!
Included: meeting in Barnaul airport, transfer Barnaul-Gorno Altaisk-Barnaul (minibus), hotel accommodation in Gorno-Altaisk for 1 night (DBL) and Barnaul (1 night **DBL), transfer hotel-helipad, transfer hotel-airport in Barnaul, cook service on the lakes (breakfast and lunch/picnic), guide/interpreter.

Not included: transport to/from Barnaul, personal gear.

Dates: May-October.

Variant 3. Flyfishing or icefishing on Katun and Koksa rivers (8 days).
Species: grayling, taimen (Siberian Salmon, Salmo Taimen).
Year round option!

Features:
- some taste of adventure but focused on comfort (no hiking, hut accommodation every night!)
- wide area covered
- available year round!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. Transfer to Tungur (about 8 hrs). Hut accommodation.
Days 2-6 Fishing on Katun and Koksa rivers (getting there/away by minibus). Overnight at hut (DBL, breakfast + dinner incl.) 2 times geniune Russian bania.
Day 7 Transfer Tungur-Barnaul. Hotel accommodation (**DBL).
Day 8 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Barnaul.

Cost: us!
Included: meeting in Barnaul airport, transfer Barnaul-Tungur-Barnaul (minibus), hotel accommodation in Barnaul (1 night **DBL), hut accommodation (DBL, breakfast+dinner incl.) for 7 nights, transport escort on fishing, 2 times Russian bania, transfer hotel-airport in Barnaul, cook on fishing and guide/interpreter service (Barnaul-Barnaul).
Not included: transport to/from Barnaul, personal gear.

Variant 4. Flyfishing on Bashkaus and Chulishman rivers (12 days).
Species: grayling, taimen (Siberian Salmon, Salmo Taimen), elets (Teletskoye Lake endemic spice).

Features:
- more adventure
- more species/less crouded area
- interesting social experience for the area is pure Altai people populated (Mongolian-type native inhabitants of Altai mountains)
- famous Pazyrik archaeological site en route (Sciphian burial mounds, about 3,000-1,500 BCE)!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. Transfer to Aktash (on Chuya Trakt), about 8 hrs, minibus. Camping on the bank of Chuya river.
Day 2 Transfer to Chulishman river gorge (4WD). Camping.
Days 3-9 Flyfishing on Chulishman and Bashkaus rivers. Hiking with pack horses caravan (horses carry all the gear). Overnight in tents (2 person tents).
Day 10 Transfer Bashkaus river gorge-Aktash village. Camping on Chuya river bank. Picnic.
Day 11 Transfer Aktash-Barnaul. Hotel accommodation (**DBL).
Day 12 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Barnaul.

Cost: us!
Included: meeting in Barnaul airport, transfer Barnaul-Aktash-Barnaul (minibus), Aktash-Chulishman gorge-Aktash 4WD, hotel accommodation in Barnaul (1 night **DBL), tent accommodation (2 person tents w/caremats) for 10 nights, 3 time a day hot meals on active part, transfer hotel-airport in Barnaul, pack horses and horseman, cook on fishing and guide/interpreter service (Barnaul-Barnaul), rescue rangers team registration.
Not included: transport to/from Barnaul, personal gear.

Variant 5. Flyfishing on Argut area rivers (12 days).
Species: grayling, taimen (Siberian Salmon, Salmo Taimen) and others.

Features:
- real adventure - totally wild area near Mongolian and Chinese border (have a look at Wild Altai tour report)
- more species/virtually unpopulated area with only one small settlement of Jazator.
- a lot of not investigated yet archaeological artefacts en route (Sciphian and Turk burial mounds, stone figures about 3,000-1,000 BCE).

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Barnaul. Transfer to Aktash (on Chuya Trakt), about 8 hrs, minibus. Camping on the bank of Chuya river.
Day 2 Transfer to Jazator village (Argut river gorge), 4WD. Camping. Russian bania.
Days 3-9 Flyfishing in Argut and it's tributaries (Ak-Alakha, Koksu, Yedigem). Hiking with pack horses caravan (horses carry all the gear). Overnight in tents (2 person tents).
Day 10 Transfer from Jazator to Aktash village. Camping on Chuya river bank. Picnic.
Day 11 Transfer Aktash-Barnaul. Hotel accommodation (**DBL).
Day 12 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Barnaul.

Cos: us!
Included: meeting in Barnaul airport, transfer Barnaul-Aktash-Barnaul (minibus), Aktash-Jazatore-Aktash 4WD, hotel accommodation in Barnaul (1 night **DBL), tent accommodation (2 person tents w/caremats) for 10 nights, 3 time a day hot meals on active part, 2 times Russian bania in Jazator transfer hotel-airport in Barnaul, cook on fishing and guide/interpreter service (Barnaul-Barnaul), pack horses and horseman, border zone permit.
Not included: transport to/from Barnaul, personal gear.

Options (for all tours)

  • lesser or bigger group on prior agreement
  • discounts for larger groups
  • start/finish point may be changed with Novosibirsk or Biysk
  • additional excursions
  • gear rental
  • visa support
  • tailor-made trips: we can offer you any personalised trip! Just us!
Altai. Tungur. Camping.
Camping near Tungur.
Altai. Tungur. Cafe - ail.
Cafe in Tungur shaped as ail- national Altai dwelling.
Altai fishing. Kucherla river.
Kucherla river.
Altai fishing. Camp on Kucherla.
Camping on Kucherla bank.
Altai. Belukha trekking. Ancient rock painting.
Shaman Rock with petrogliphs (ancient rock painting) in Kucherla gorge.
Altai fishing. Kucherla lake.
Kucherla lake.
Altai fishing. Kucherla lake camp.
Camping on Kucherla lake shore.
Altai fishing. Akkem river.
Akkem - left tributary of Katun river.
Altai. Akkem lake.
Akkem lake. W. Belukha (left).
Altai. Pack horses.
Pack horses.
Altai. Inia stellas.
Inia stellas (7000-15000 BCE).
Altai. Burial mounds.
Sciphian burial mounds (6-2 cent. BCE).
Altai. Russian bania.
Russian bania inside: relax, folks!
Altai hiking.
Hiking along the river.
Altai. 4WD truck.
Truck picks the group.
Altai fishing. Katun river.
Katun river near Tungur.
Altai fishing. Katun river.
Katun river near Gorno-Altaisk. Aya bridge on the background.
Altai. Ail.
Ail - national Altai dwelling.
Altai. Dead lake.
Lake on the way to Bashkaus river.
Altai. Pazyrik kurgans.
Famous Pazyrik King's Kurgans (burial mounds, Sciphian culture).
Altai. Red gate.
Red Gate (on the way to Chulishman)
Altai fishing. Upper Chulyshman.
Flyfishing in Upper Chulyshman
Altai fishing. Low Chulyshman.
Flyfishing in Low Chulyshman
Altai. Argut river. Chopper.
Helicopter picks the team from Argut gorge.
Altai fishing. Argut river.
Argut river.
Altai. Hiking with horses.
The team hiking with horse caravan.
Altai. Kamenni baba.
Ancient cemetery stone guard.
Altai fishing. Yedigem river.
Yedigem river (Argut basin).
Altai. Ust-Kan cave. Paleolithic site.
Ak-Tash rock with the Ust-Kan cave. Down paleolith archaeologic site (600.000 BCE)
Altai. Belukha trekking. Picnic.
It is worth to make a stop on your way to Tungur and make a BBQ on the bank of the mountain river...
 
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