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15-day Mount Belukha ascent in Siberia

Mount Belukha ascent
Khibiny mountains
Georgia ski touring
Central Caucasus
trail running Andes mountains

Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 15-day Mount Belukha ascent. Climb the highest peak of Siberia and enjoy the views of the Golden Mountains of Altai, a World Heritage Site.

Private and Group

Altai

15 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

This 15-day Mount Belukha ascent in Siberia will take you up to the highest peak in Siberia and one of the most importants in Russia!

Mount Belukha (4506 m) is part of a massif that lies along the border of Russia and Kazakhstan. In 1998 it was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Golden Mountains of Altai. It has several glaciers on different spots, which are beautiful to see.

So I'll guide you through the classic climbing route via Berelskoye saddle to the highest peak of this amazing mountain: The eastern peak. This is the easiest route to the summit, but you need to be in good shape and have some previous mountaineering experience to accomplish it.

 

It will be a demanding 2 weeks hiking schedule. The first few days will be a hiking approach to the more difficult ascent that will come later on. But the scenery and views will make it totally worth it.

Plus, you'll get the real taste of Russian mountain landscape and traditions. We'll eat local food cooked at the fire or stove during the trip. And you'll be able to relax with Banyas (Russian national wet sauna).

 

Sounds like an amazing trip? It is! so please contact me now and we’ll start planning this amazing 15-day Mount Belukha ascent. 

And if you want to check some other adventures in Russia, please take a look of my 9-day Elbrus North Face ski mountaineering expedition.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price to join a group is around 1500 Euros per person. Please request dates and a quote.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Meeting in Barnaul airport. Transfer to Tungur, 10 h drive, 700km. In the way we’ll stop in different spots to take pictures and have lunch. Night at the private refuge.

Day 2: Trekking day

Vysotnik base camp (850 m) – Kucherla village – Kuilyu river– Meteostation camp (1600 m). Overnight in tents. Dinner cooked on fire. Distance: 25 km, 7-8h.

Day 3: Trekking day

Meteostation Camp (1600 m) – Kamennaya izba camp  (2700 m). Overnight in tents. Dinner cooked on fire. Distance: 25 km, 7-8h.

Day 4: Trekking day

Kamennaya izba camp (2700 m) –  Kara-Turek pass (3060 m) –  Ak-kem base camp (1950 m). Big 15-20 places eating tent for rest time. Dinner cooked on stove by cook. Distance: 18 km, 6-7h.

Day 5: Rest or trekking day

Depending on the weather: a) rest day and a bit of training. b) trekking from Ak-kem base camp – Tomskie Nochevki camp (3000 m). Dinner cooked on stove. Distance: 17 km, 7-8h.

Day 6: Ice training day

Ice training on the Arbuz glacier. If  the weather is favorable hike to Delone pass (3400 m). Night in Tomskie Nochevki camp site. Dinner cooked on stove. Distance: 7 km, 7-8h.

Day 7: Ascent day

Tomskie Nochevki – Delone pass (3400 m) -Mensu glacier – Berelskoye Saddle mountain pass (3520 m) – the plateau (3800 m). Descent to the Mensu glacier and further ascent to the plateau over the Berelskoye Saddle mountain pass (3520 m). Overnight in tents on the glacier. Dinner cooked on a stove. Distance: 12 km, 7-9h.

Day 8: Extra day

Backup day in case of bad weather.

Day 9: Summit ascent

Summit ascent to East (Main) Belukha (4506 m). Start at 4 am. 3 hours climb to the summit. After small rest descent by same way to the Tomskie Nochevki Camp (3000 m). Dinner cooked on a stove. Distance: 20 km, 10-12h.

Day 10: Descent to base camp

Tomskie Nochevki Camp –  Ak-kem base camp (1950 m). At Ak-kem you’ll be able to take a Banya (national wet sauna). Distance: 17km, 5-6h.

Day 11 to 12: Hike down

Ak-Kem base camp- Three birches camp  – Kuzuyak pass (1340 m) – Tungur village. Descent along the Ak-kem river and a forest. Dinner cooked on fire. Distance: 45 km

Day 13: trekking day

Arriving to private mountain hut in farm place. Another Banya to relax. Night at the mountain hut.

Day 14 to 15: Transfer and departure

After breakfast transfer to Barnaul airport. On the way we’ll visit the Old Believers village museum. Barnaul hotel accommodation by request. Distance: 10-12h, 750km.

 

Details

More info

  • Price will depend on group size

  • Help with daily bivouac works and cooking would be an asset.

  • Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is obligatory.

IMPORTANT: To visit of Mount Belukha area (border zone) you will need to file a documents for permits not less than 2 months before the visit.

Meeting point

Barnaul airport.

About the guide

Originally I'm from Altai, a little-known Siberian mountain region. I grew up and developed as a sportsmen and guide in Altai and the Tian-Shan mountains. Since 2010, I live in St. Petersburg and work a lot in the Caucasus region.

Since 2011 I am learning in the Rus­si­an Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­ation (RMGA), under auspices of the As­so­ci­ation of Ca­na­dian Moun­tain Guides (ACMG). In 2015 I passed the Ap­pren­tice Ski Guide exam.

My main work des­tin­a­tions are Russian and CIS mountain regions as Altai, Khibiny, Tian-Shan, Kamchatka and all Caucasus. I specialize in ski tour and climbing projects in uncommon mountain regions of Russia and CIS.

Languages

Russian | English

Residence

St.Petersburg


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