We offer you a tourist route to one of the most mysterious corners of Gorny Altai - the wild Ukok plateau, located far from civilization at an altitude of more than 2000 m. Under the sacred five-headed mountain Tabyn-Bogdo-Ola, standing at the junction of four borders, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan and Russia.
What to expectThe name of this place is translated as "listen to heaven". Ukok is an ancient land, storing countless mysteries, a land where myths and legends take on reality. This is one of those rare places where nature has decided to show everything that it is capable of: the breadth of the steppes, the stark glory of the snowy peaks, the mirror surface of numerous lakes, in which the bright blue sky, the tacit beauty of the tundra is reflected. The variety of landscapes is as if you are flipping through a geographical atlas. In the tranquility and quietness of the Ukok valley, it envelops the purity of the energy of the "milk" rivers, fills the soul with incomparable ecstasy, reveals alpine landscapes, mysterious geoglyphs on the plains, and through the sense of the integrity of nature, helps to know yourself, to feel not part but part of a vast world . This tour is designed for lovers of active equestrian tourism and allows you to see the entire diversity of the Ukok plateau. 1. Day Tourist complex "Taezhnik" - with. Kosh-Agach - Pogranichnaya Zastava 2. Day of the "Kabarga" Tourist Complex - Sudobay tract. Preparation for the hike. Instructions for riding. Exit to the route. Horse crossing up the Sudobay River valley. On the way, you can see cliff-covered cliffs, streams, melodious streams of turbulent rivers (Ak-Alaha and Jazator), raging among the darkened boulders. Overnight on the river bank. Equestrian crossing 3-4 hours. 3. Day Sudobay River - Kara-Bulak Pass (2800) - Kara-Bulak Lake. Transfer to the source of the Sudobay River. Ascent to the pass Kara-Bulak (2800m). In the upper reaches of the Kara-Bulak River there are migration routes of a snow sheep - argali. From the top of the Kara-Bulak pass you can see all three alpine peaks of the Altai (Belukha, Tabyn-Bogda-Ola, Iiktu). Descent to the magnificent lakes, which strike with their unusual shape of disposition and the color of the water. Lakes are the source of the river. Kara-Bulak. Here, excellent fishing for grayling. Overnight on the lake. Horse riding 4-5 hours. 4. Day Lake Kara-Bulak - Akkol river - Akalaha river. Transfer down the valley of the river. Kara-Bulak to the point of its confluence in the river. Akalaha. The path goes along the mountain spur, reminiscent of its structure amphitheater. Travelers are waited by incalculable natural treasures, a fairy tale of mountain valleys with bizarre outlines of figures of the animals formed as a result of influence of a wind and a rain. With a lucky coincidence, you can see mountain ibex, and if very lucky and snow leopard. There are very picturesque waterfalls and lakes (one of them is red, the other two are parallel to each other at different heights, the water in them is saturated in blue). Overnight on the Akalaha River. General horse crossing 7-8 hours. 5. Day of the river. Akalaha - The Kyzyltas tract - the river. Kalguts - The burial place of the "Princess of Altai" - Zastava Bertek - Lake. Kaljin-Kul-Bas. Continuation of travel to the protected places of the Ukok natural park with the cleanest rivers and clear lakes. Ascend to the pass (2600), from where the plateau Ukok appears in all its indescribable beauty. There is a magnificent view of the mountain range Tabyn-Bogdo-Ola - Five Sacred Mountains, Nairamdal (4374 m.) - the second peak in Siberia, after Belukha, Kanas and other peaks of the South Altai Range. Surprising a huge number of lakes. Descent to the tract Kyzyltas. Survey of petroglyphs of Bertek pisanitsa, which presents more than 120 images. Further past the old Kazakh cemetery the road goes up along the valley of the river. Ak-Alaha. There is a large number of archaeological monuments of different eras. Inspection of the burial place of the "Princess of Altai". After that, the road runs past the frontier post (where it is necessary to pass documents verification) to the unusually beautiful Caldzhin-Kul-Bas lake. Overnight at the lake. Horse riding 6-7 hours. 6. The Day of Oz. Caldin-Kul-Bas - Per. Mukur-Tabata (2590) - Brook Muqir. Take to the pass Mukur-Tabata (2590 m). The pass is a small high-altitude plateau and even here surprises the presence of numerous surprisingly beautiful lakes. From the pass, the beauty of the plateau Ukok is opened for the last time. Descent through a narrow valley along the rocks of shiny shales leads to the source of the Mukyr stream. In parallel, a stream 8 km to the south of it runs the Russian-Kazakh border. Further the path runs along the right side of the stream to the larch forest. In the stream there is a large grayling. Overnight in the clearing among the majestic larch. Horse riding 6-7 hours. 7. Day Creek Mukyr - r. Chindagatui - Chindagatui mine - Oz.Alakhinskoe.Perekhod to the mouth of the Mukyr stream, where the valley of the river r. Chindagatui. On the left bank of the river. Chindagatui in the 1940s was a dirt road leading to the Chindagatai mine. The ruins of the power station and barracks of the camp are visible on the left along the way. At the mine in the period from 1938 to 1954. mined molybdenum and tungsten. After the inspection of this Stalin-era monument, we continue to advance to the ascent to the Chindakitay pass (the Chinese peak) from which a panorama of the Ukok, China, Mogulia, Kazakhstan plateau opens. From here the plateau Ukok appears in all its indescribable beauty: silent stones and steppe, as if fascinated by the icy sight of the five sacred mountains of Tabyn-Bogda-Ola (4371m), mirror lakes with numerous birds among which endangered species listed in the Red Book of the RA. You can see all this with your own eyes. From the pass down to the Alakhinskoe lake. Horse riding 6-7 hours. 8. Day of the Day on the Alakhinskoe lake. Walking in the vicinity of Alakhinskoe lake. On the west side of the lake is surrounded by mountains, from which numerous waterfalls break down, a small toe with cedar trees lurches into the lake - what is seen fascinates. The lake is famous for its large grayling. Overnight at the lake. 9. Day Lake Alahinskoye - The tract of Asemdar. The transition takes 4-5 hours. 10. Day of the Assadar Mountains - Chokkartas tract. The steep transition is 4-5 hours. 11. Day The tract of Chokkartas - with. Jazzator. Return to the camp site "Kabarga" in the village. The jazz player. Horse riding 4-5 hours. 12. The day with. Jazzor - Tourist Complex "Taezhnik". Transfer from the village of Jazator to Tourist Complex "Taezhnik". Accommodation in summer houses. Bathhouse. 13. Day Departure. Attention!!! The time indicated is the local difference with Moscow +4! Departure by bus to Novosibirsk on the evening of the same day at 22:30, or the next day at 8:40, 11:30, 22:30, travel time 9-10 hours. Departure by shuttle bus to Barnaul the next day at 08:40, 9:40, 11:30, 16:00, travel time 5-6 hours. For those who ordered an individual transfer from Barnaul, the departure time is negotiated individually. Delivery to the airport of Gorno-Altaisk is carried out by the time of departure of the aircraft. Route description: The duration of the active part is 10 days (horses). The length of the route is 1080 km (car, from the starting point) + 215 km (horses) + 2 km (on foot). Features of the itinerary: - The itinerary is complex; experience of horseback riding in Mountainous Altai (it is recommended for beginners to first try their strength on the routes 162,161,164,167,172); - As a personal equipment in the hike, you must have the things listed in the section "General information on active routes - On steep slopes, stone placers and snowy areas of the horse lead in occasion; - On the route there are 1-2 instructors, a groom; - Children under 14 years on the route are not allowed. - The route provides all the necessary equipment - The route schedule may vary slightly depending on the weather conditions, in order to ensure safe passage of the route, at the discretion of the instructor;
What is included in an offer
- 1. Transportation, according to the program of the tour
- 2. Payment for tourist camps (payment for a place under tents in equipped tourist camping, or living in wooden houses if this is stipulated in the tour program)
- 3. Bath, according to the program of the tour
4. Horses for rent
- 5. Payment for the work of instructors, grooms.
- 6. Payment of recreational fees
- 7. Payment of accident insurance and medical insurance
- 8. Three meals a day.
- 9. Rental of equipment
What is NOT included in an offer
What should a client bring
1. A backpack, a suitcase or a large travel bag, that is what it is convenient to carry things to the base, on the route for the transportation of things special means are given out (archimak (saddlebag) and horse riding in horse rides, diesbeg - water hikes). An exception are hiking tours with equestrian accompaniment, for participation in such tours it is necessary to have a small backpack for carrying personal items.
2. Hiking shoes are desirable boots that can be leather, rubber, crocheted, the main thing is that they do not get wet and cover the bootleg from rubbing on the stirrup belt (push-up) or high boots
3. Sneakers or trekking shoes for radial outlets. Avoid new, not differentiated shoes.
4. Replacement shoes for rest in the camp (slates).
5. Comfortable clothes for horse crossings and pedestrian radial crossings - sports trousers that do not shackle movements made from light quick-drying material, without rough internal seams, shirt or long sleeve T-shirt.
6. A set of clothes for rest in the camp - trousers, shirt, shorts, T-shirt.
7. Warm sweater.
8. Warm jacket (synthetic or fluffy).
9. Warm hat (fleece or woolen).
10. Cap or Panama.
11. Gloves (suitable even for simple cotton).
12. Socks - 2-3 pairs of cotton or linen, 2 pairs of woolen
13. Waterproof raincoat or suit, resistant to heavy rain. On the horse route for protection from rain, OZK (Combined Arms Protection Kit) is issued - a long rubber cloak with a hood
14. Bathing suit.
15. Toiletries and hygienic supplies. Including hygienic lipstick and sun cream with a high protection factor.
16. Sunglasses protecting the eyes from ultraviolet rays in the mountains.
17. Small flashlight (head).
18. Individual medicines.
19. A small jar for water. You can use a 0.5 liter plastic bottle.
20. Camera or video camera (optional) with hermetic packaging.
21. Seat is a tourist (hobby).
22. Personal utensils (a plate, a spoon, a mug)
In addition to the water part: sneakers, any changeable shoes, at least 2 pairs of woolen and 2 pairs of elastic socks, a splash suit, The camera and a movie camera must have special sealed boxes or hermetically sealed packaging. It is recommended to have your own sleeping bag, designed for a temperature of -5 degrees. If not, the sleeping bag is issued.
The requirement to recruit personal belongings . Nothing superfluous and acute (without appropriate packages, capable of damaging the hermetic packaging). For the convenience of packaging and additional splash protection, we recommend the use of polyethylene bags.
IMPORTANT! Clothes for riding must be comfortable, not shackling the movement, not rustling. Pants made of dense soft fabric without rough internal seams.