Guided motor-tours in Kosh-Agach

IMPORTANT:  Kosh-Agach region is a near-border territory. Please note that an ID (passport) will be required for unimpeded travel and stay. Foreigners are required to register with local division of RF Migration Service upon arrival (we can help with that, registration fee is about 250 rubles).

A reward for all your courage and effort will include not only stunning views but also a rare experience of presence in the wild (so far) nature with no people and no traces of human activity at all.

Where to go?

Below are some places we can take you to. It’s not a full list of travel routes that we know and have the facilities for and, thus, can take you to but we should also bear in mind that not all roads are passable and not all places are accessible at any time in any weather. We can discuss details when you come to our camp.

* Please bear in mind that tour duration given below does not include stops to take photos, trek, meditate and have lunch

Miraculous wonder spot

There’s a wonderful spot in Kuraisky Ridge and it’s not that far from our camp. What makes it special is that the view from here is grand – really beautiful and impressive. And above that – if you come in early July to August – it is all covered with myriads of flowers and looks like an endless live carpet. Forget-me-nots, edelweiss, Alpine asters… and more…and more…

  • Tour duration: 1.5- 3 hours
  • Elevation change: 700 m
  • Short trip

Kyzyl Cheen 

Another planet. That’s what it looks like. The place is called “Mars” between the people who have seen it. We think it speaks for itself.

  • Tour duration: 4-5 hours
  • Distance to Mars: 200,000,000 km
  • Half-day tariff is possible

Sukor Mountain

And how about seeing ALL ridges and peaks at a time? (Well, almost all).  View point is at a mountain top, almost at 3,000 m. You’ll see both of Chuya ridges, Kuraiskyi ridge, Taldura and Tchikhaev ridge. Have we missed something out?

  • Tour duration: 6-7 hours
  • Ascent to 2,950 m
  • Half-day tariff is possible

Elangash 

Elangash – is the name of a river and a valley. Besides, it’s an ancient migration and trade route. Rocks at the root of Janiktu sacred mountain still hold the traces of many nations that lived here or migrated through the territory. Petroglyphs of the area are known by their diversity and dimensions – over 15 km of the rocks are covered with ancient petroglyphic drawings. Above all that – it’s so beautiful here!

  • Tour duration: 7-8 hours
  • Distance travelled: 80 km
  • Full day

Shaltura

This place is located above the mark of 2700 meters at sea level. Very close to the glaciers, there is snow almost all year round, yaks graze and in the summer bloom edelweiss. The maximum mark of the height of the tract lies at around 2900 meters.
Shaltra is the expanse of Altai and crazy species opening from this plateau.

  • Tour duration: 7-8 hours
  • Distance travelled: 100 km
  • Full day

 

Kindyktykul  Lake

“A lake with a navel string” – that’s how it is translated from local language. It is true that the lake has a whimsical shoreline. If you go a bit higher, the view to Tchikhaev Ridge will be just stunning. It’s the snow leopard (Irbis) habitat, by the way. Stay alert.

  • Tour duration: 8-10 hours
  • Distance travelled: up to Mongolian border

 

Yustyt – a hundred of larch trees

There was a time when larch trees grew here. There were lots of trees but it was long ago. The trees disappeared, perhaps, with a help of people.
What have survived from the ancient times are remains of smelting furnaces that were used to make the best iron for the best swords of the Great Steppe.  Hundreds of burial mounds and kereksurs keep memory of those times.

  • Tour duration: 8-9 hours
  • Distance travelled: 130 km

Akkol

The valley of the Akkol River, the South Chui Range, Lake Akkul

  • Tour duration: daylight hours
  • Distance travelled: 100 km

Karagem Pass

Yes, that is Belukha. That’s how you see it when you are in Karagem Pass. Above all that many things that we can tell about the place – it’s the highest pass in Altai that can be reached by a motor vehicle.

  • Tour duration: 6-7 hours
  • Distance travelled: 90 km

Janterek

This is near the campsite. And it’s very beautiful. But it will be necessary to walk. This is a real trek and climb to the top

  • Tour duration: 10 hours
  • Distance travelled: it is not far

* We take you to the place you select and, of course, we take care of little but important details to make the trip as comfortable as possible in the given conditions: foods, something to sit on or make your tea hot etc.

And, surely, that’s not all – the list of interesting places is really long. You’ll see new items and links here a bit later.
Destinations and ideas of the tours can be different. We can study petroglyphic drawings, burial mounds, deer stones and other artefacts or hunt for sceneries and views of exceptional beauty and power. It can be anything you want.

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