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Climb Belukha Peak in Altai

Climb Belukha Peak in Altai

Climb Belukha Peak in Altai

Climb Belukha Peak in Altai

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Activities:
trekking, good physical condition
Tour duration:
14 days
Group size and Age limits:
5 - 15 persons, from 16 to 18 accompanied by an adult
Guides’ assistance:
1 - 2 Guides, grooms

Belukha is fantastic, charming and involves a storm of emotions in everyone's heart. Mountain Belukha, the highest peak in Siberia, flies up with two summits: Western Belukha (4440 meters) and Eastern Belukha (4506 meters). The mountain got this name because of the abundance of the white sparkling snow cover which gives the start to the Katun river. From the ancient times Belukha mountain was considered sacred. Here Altai shamans communicate with the spirits and there is a secret entrance to the legendary country of Shambhala which is not possible to see without spiritual vision. Even nowadays many people believe that Belukha Mountain is a place energetically connected with the space which has a harmonizing effect on people. This mysterious and inaccessible mountain always attracted romantic hikers and climbers. Nowadays everyone can climb the mountain without special equipment, prepairing the expidition or searching for a guide or horses. Everything you need is free two weeks, good physical training and the absence of contraindications to physical activity.

1105$ (59800)

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DAILY ITINERARY

Novosibirsk - Ust-Koksa

Departure from Novosibirsk at 20:00. Point of departure - Sovetskaya street, 65 (local time, difference with Moscow +4 hours). Barnaul - Ust-Koksa. Departure from Barnaul at 23:50. Point of departure – “Tsentralnaya” hotel (local time, difference with Moscow +4 hours).

Travel mode

bus/minibus

Distance

875 km/ 640 km

Meal

Meals on the road at your own expense

Accommodation

-

Ust-Koksa

The road passes through the well-known Chuya Highway among rocky ridges of the Altai Mountains, followed by Kanskaya steppe in Uymonskaya valley. Arriving at Ust-Koksa village to the tourist complex. Lunch. Getting equipment. Safety-awareness briefing.

Travel mode

-

Distance

-

Meal

lunch in the cafe, dinner - cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Early awake at 8-00. Start of the trip.

After moving to Tyungur village transfer on GAZ-66 to the campsite "Three birches". Going along the Ak-kem river to a suitable camping place for the night.

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

64 km + 17 km, 13 km

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Move to Ak-Kem Lake

Overnight in base camp on the lake. Ak-Kem (altitude approx. 2010 m).

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

10 km

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Moving from Ak-kem Lake to Ak-Kemsky glacier

Visiting the chapel. The path runs along the Ak-kem lake through several picturesque hanging bridges, moves across stone piles in the form of an old moraine and leads to Ak-kem riverhead, coming out of the kingdom of ice and cold. Dinner at the Ak-Kem glacier. It provides an excellent opportunity for photo and video shooting.

Travel mode

on foot + packhorses

Distance

17

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Ice training on the glacier

organization of safeguarding, techniques of movement on the ice using crampons, work in a roped team

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

-

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Climbing up the pass Delone

Ascending to the pass in a roped team. The length is about 300 m. A snow-ice wall of mountain pass has 35° — 45° slope. Further descent of the glacier is not complicated but there are cracks. Spend the night in tents in the base camp.

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

7 km (7-8 hours)

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Climbing up the Summit

Early start at 4 am. Breakfast. Final ascent. Fixed rope climbing. Saddle with the height of 4300 m from where the second peak of Belukha can be seen. Summit attempt. Climb the pass takes 3 hours. In case of good weather condition participants will have 30 minutes of rest at the summit. Descending to "Tomskie Stoyanki".

Travel mode

-

Distance

5 km (7-8 hours)

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

spare day in case of bad weather

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

-

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

spare day in case of bad weather

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

-

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Descending to Ak-Kem base camp

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

12 km

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Descent along Ak-Kem river

Travel mode

on foot

Distance

20 km

Meal

3-course meal, cooking on fire

Accommodation

-

Climbing up Kuzuyak pass (1513 m high)

where you can find several Shaman trees festooned with ribbons - dalma. Descent to Tyungur village. Moving from Tyungur to Ust-Koksa. Arrival at the tourist complex. Accommodation on the tourist complex territory in tents. Farewell party.

Travel mode

on foot + car

Distance

15 km 64 km

Meal

breakfast, lunch - cooking on fire. Dinner in cafe.

Accommodation

staying overnight in tents

Departure

At 00.10 departure to Gorno-Altaisk. (Part of the group who departs from Gorno-Altaisk.) Arrival in Gorno-Altaisk at 06.00 (airport). For others rest time. After lunch, tour of the village Upper Uimon - one of the oldest villages of Ust - Koksinsky area. The village of Old Believers was founded about 300 years ago. Two museums: Nikolay Roerich Museum, and Old Believers Museum. After the tour, at 18:00 (local time difference with Moscow is +4 hours) deprture to Barnaul/Novosibirsk.

Travel mode

bus/minibus

Distance

375 km to Gorno-Altaysk, 640 km to Barnaul / 825 km to Novosibirsk

Meal

Breakfast, Lunch at cafe dinner at your own expense

Accommodation

-

Arrival in Barnaul/Novosibirsk

Estimated arrival in Barnaul - 7:00, in Novosibirsk - 10:00

Travel mode

bus/minibus

Distance

-

Meal

-

Accommodation

-

Belukha is fantastic, charming and involves a storm of emotions in everyone's heart. Mountain Belukha, the highest peak in Siberia, flies up with two summits: Western Belukha (4440 meters) and Eastern Belukha (4506 meters). The mountain got this name because of the abundance of the white sparkling snow cover which gives the start to the Katun river. From the ancient times Belukha mountain was considered sacred. Here Altai shamans communicate with the spirits and there is a secret entrance to the legendary country of Shambhala which is not possible to see without spiritual vision. Even nowadays many people believe that Belukha Mountain is a place energetically connected with the space which has a harmonizing effect on people. This mysterious and inaccessible mountain always attracted romantic hikers and climbers. Nowadays everyone can climb the mountain without special equipment, prepairing the expidition or searching for a guide or horses. Everything you need is free two weeks, good physical training and the absence of contraindications to physical activity. It is better to begin a career as a mountaineer with easier climbing and have some prior experience because the climb to the top of Belukha mountain  is rated as a 3A (In Russian climbing route rating system the overall grade of a route is defined within a scale of 1 to 6, with subdivisions A and B). However, the program includes one day of training with instructors of mountaineering techniques on snow and ice slopes. During the route participants have to overcome up to 1000 m high a day and carry a backpack with all their personal belongings, communal equipment (tents, ropes, helmets, etc.) and food evenly divided between them. Children aged under 16 are not allowed to participate in this climbing, children aged 16-18 years old must be accompanied by adults. Due to significant changes in temperature in the mountains participants have to take warm clothes, boots for climbing, crampons, thermal underwear, sit mat, backpack, thermos, sunglasses and light clothing. Touroperator provides participants with professional mountain guide services, cook, equipment, accommodation in "Ak-Kem" base camp, insurance for the active part of the route, horses for transportation where it is possible.  

Climbing Belukha is beautiful and interesting route which gives you unforgettable memories, climbing experience, opportunity to make great pictures and have a real adventure on one of the most mysterious peaks of the world.

Terms of climbing in Altai

Climbing to the top of Belukha mountain  is rated as a 3A and requires good physical condition and mountaineering skills, some prior climbing experience and medical certificate confirming that the participant is healthy. Maximum altitude gain is 1000 m a day. The weather in mountains changes rather quickly. The day temperature is +10+30, the night - 0 +10, in autumn - to -5. During the route participants have to carry a backpack with all their personal belongings, communal equipment (tents, ropes, helmets, etc.) and food evenly divided between them. The program includes one day of training with instructors of mountaineering techniques on snow and ice slopes. Children aged under 16 are not allowed to participate in this climbing, children aged 16-18 years old must be accompanied by adults. The guide is able to change the programme because of the weather and the other troubles.

Included in the price:

- 3-course meal (except meals on the road)
- Service according to the program
- Services of professional mountain guides
- Services of cook
- Group and individual tourist equipment: tents, sleeping bags, mats, backpacks, fire equipment, first- aid kit,  sit harness, lanyard, 2 ice-screws per pax, 3 carbines per pax, helmet, ascender, ice axe or ice screws, crampons.
- camping accommodation - AkKem base camp (during 3,8,9 days), tents, gas stoves, toilets.                                                                                            
-Health insurance and accident insurance for active part of the route: MC-450000, SNS-30000                                                                                         
-Health insurance and accident insurance for non-active part of the route: MC-150000, SNS-30000
- Ust-Koksa - Tyungur - Ust-Koksa transfer
- Horses for transportation of food and public equipment (during the 2,3,4 days)
- Recreational fees - all permissions


Not included in the price:

- transfer from Novosibirsk/Barnaul to the starting point of the route and back to Novosibirsk/Barnaul

Novosibirsk - Ust-Koksa - 2500 rubles, Ust-Koksa - Novosibirsk - 2500 rubles
Barnaul - Ust-Koksa - 2400 rubles, Ust-Koksa - Barnaul - 2400 rubles

-Meals on the road
-Bath-house

- warm clothing for climbing (down jacket or a warm jacket, gloves, warm gloves, hat)
- track-suit
- trekking boots (plastic or hard trekking boots with a welt for fixing crampons)
- backpack 80-100 l.
- thermos 0,5-1 l.
- storm clothing set
- crampons
- sit mat
- polartec warm jacket and pants
- thermal underwear
- trekking poles
- sunscreen (protection factor of at least 30)
- headlamp
- sunglasses with good UV protection
- light summer clothing: cap, pants, shorts, T-shirts, sandals

Please keep in your mind!
For entry in the Ust-Koksinsky district, foreign citizens must provide some relevant documents to cross the border zone, 60 days prior the proposed date of entry!
Foreign citizens should submit the following documents to travel agency:
- copy of passport
- address
- phone number
- information on the work site (name, address, phone number)

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