|Day||Day's programme||Overnight||Meals included|
Meeting in Barnaul airport at 7:00. Transfer to Tungur, 10h, 700km. By the way stops in picturesque places for rest and lunch. Fresh villages meals for dinner (meat, potatoes, handmade cheese with perfect herbal tea). Night at the private refuge. Distance: 12h, 750km.
Trekking through the valley of Kucherla river. Overnight stop in the tents. Dinner cooked on fire. Distance: 20km, 6-7h.
|3 Day||Trekking to Kucherlinskoe Lake direction. The way lies through of Kucherla river. Lite trekking with small altitude different - 900m of altitude different at two first days. Night in the tents. Dinner cooked on fire.||Tent||BLD|
Today we will see one of the beautifies lakes of Altay - Kucherinskoe Lake, 1750m. It's situated in picturesque valley surrounded by beautiful cedar-forest. Tent camps near Kara-Turek pass.
Today we need to cross Kara-Turek pass, 3060m. First amazing view of lakes and valleys of whole Katunskiy ridge with highest point - Mt.Belukha, 4506m. Descent to the Base Camp near Ak-kem Lake, 2100m.
Rest day. Who want may have light hiking (3-4 hours) to mysterious Yarlu Valley with Roerikh followers shrine (3-4 hour). Russian bania (national wet sauna) at evening.
Today we start our 2-days trekking to Tomskie camp, 3100m. That place climbers used like first camp inMt.Belukha ascension. The trail lies by moraine and glacier (8-10 hours). Great view to the Belukha twin peak and amazing Ak-kem wall with icefalls. Dinner is cooked on a stove.
|8 Day||Descent to the Base Camp (6-8 hours). Dinner. Russian bania (national wet sauna) at evening.||Ak-kem||BLD|
|9 Day||Rest day. Who want may have light hiking to the nearest valley with beautiful lakes (5-6 hours)!||Ak-kem||BLD|
Descent by Ak-kem river valley to Tekelyu waterfall - one of the highest of the Siberia and Altai. Night in the tents near the river. Dinner cooked on fire.
Trekking thru the Kuzuyak pass,1340m to Tungur village. Arriving to the private refuge in farm place. Russian bania (national wet sauna) and losing drinks. Night at the private refuge.
After breakfast transfer to Barnaul. Night in the hotel Central. Distance: 10h, 700km.
|13 Day||Transfer to the airport. Departure flight.||B|
July-August-September is a good time for the ascent. Weather is stable and sunny. Daytime temperatures on the track +20+23˚C and +13 +15˚C in the night. The temperature at the altitude of 2,000m or more is +11+18˚C, in the night may drop to zero temperature.
The expedition will be led by experienced guides. But do not forget about individual physical shape. Help with daily bivouac works would be an asset. Food is cooked on a fire and a gas stove. Given the mountainous area, you must first consult with your doctor. Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is obligatory. Ascension part of expedition is implicit neglect of comfort.