This section is not a full Altai travel guide but it is rather extract for you to understand what it is all about here and to prapare you for the journey. There are 16 chapters down below - start with any of them.
At the Teletskoye Lake
Altai is stunning. The imressions that you get here are hard to get anywhere else. Advantages of Altai are the natural sequel of its flaws and the other way round. I will give some theses. Believe it or not is up to you.
Heat of July at the Kara-Turek Pass
Each season in Altai has its pluses and flaws. It is not a kind of 'beach vacation' but rather - travelling and adventure. So the weather is not so relevant - you may travel anytime you like. Still, there is a big difference in seasons.
Infrastructure for public transport in Altai is pretty weak but there are some alternative means of transportationSome of the most important questions: How? Why so expensive? What for?
Infrastructure in Altai may spoil the view a bit, but not so often)This chapter is a kind of disclaimer taking off the rose-colored glasses. Let's look at the situation with realistic eyes.
May is warm enough, mountains are snowed enough. Same picture in summer)
Before we go to details concerning hotels, transfer, hikes with tents, journeys with children, renting a car and so on, let's see what Altai prepared exactly for you.
Chuysky trakt near to Tashanta villageLet's talk about an important element of any journey — accommodation.
Mutton barbeque during rafting tour down the Katun riverEquesto had been providing hike tours for 8 years till 2017. Nowadays such tours occur from time to time. We will tell you about the features of hikes with tents.
Instead of a horse journeyAltai is ancient. Really! Just imagine - mammoths had been still alive while altaian nomads were trying to domesticate dogs.
The first and the hardest ascent of the Katu-Yaryk PassThis chapter contains answers to the important questions. We made it for you to feel safe and sure.
Chemal HPP. Winter Altai seems uncrowdedPrices for goods in Altai. As usual, something is cheap, something is expensive. In this chapter I'll give you some principles of cost forming with examples.
The southern shore of the Teletskoye LakeThis is a huge guide-chapter. These instructions will help you with picking up suitable way of travelling in Altai. It might be not so necessary right now, but in the future.
Maral blossom in May (Siberian Rhododendron)Let's try to go deeper to the sphere of Altaic products. We will tell you of the local production, souvenirs, honey and balsams. What should you take from Altai with you, exept for great photos and impressions. How should you deliver it to your home whole and safe.
Camels in the Chuya SteppeThis chapter is special. We collected tourists' opinions of Altai, sorting them out by categories. Live emotions, stories about difficulties and some pieces of advice. True experience from those who have already been to Altai.
The Blue Lakes in late OctoberLet's analyze self-organized and individual travelling in Altai: planned or in case the tour is cancelled. With examples.
An installation at the amazing mountain campingSpeaking of the tourism and recreation, I think, I should tell how tours in Altai are being made. About an inner, invisible side for tourists.
e-bike, a girl and the roadEven if your previous bike ride was in your childhood it is not a problem nowadays. I'll tell about pluses and minuses, new trends and give you review of bike tours.
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If you are going to visit Altai, you probably started with searching for the information in the internet: how, what, where, how much, what are the routes, reservation, sightseeings and tours. That's a huge work and it is time consuming.
Our mailing is a set of several letters full of concentrated and structured information, links to well-tried sights and sources and answers to questions.