Mt. Belukha 4506m is the highest peak in Siberia and one of the most significant mountains of Russia. At the same time Mount Belukha is equally distant from three oceans – Pacific, Indian and Atlantic which give to this mountain the unique position right in the center of Eurasia continent!
We will go by easiest route to the top of East Belukha from Russia, it is comparably easy PD+
Attention: For visit of Mt.Belukha region (border zone) you will need to file a documents for permits not less than
2 months before visit!
Day 1 Meeting in Barnaul airport at 7:00. Transfer to Tungur, 10h, 700km. By the way stops in picturesque places for rest and lunch. Dinner. Night at the refuge. Distance: 12-14h, 700km.
Day 2 All common and part of heavy individual equipment would be carry by horses to Ak-kem lake base camp. Trekking: the base camp Vysotnik (850 m) – village Kucherla – the Kuilyu river– camp“Meteostation” (1 600 m). Overnight stop is in the tents. Dinner is cooked on stove. Distance: 25km, 7-8h.
Day 3 Trekking: the camp “Meteostation” (1600 m) – camp “Kamennaya izba”(700 m). Overnight stop is in the tents. Dinner is cooked on stove. Distance: 5km, 7-8h.
Day 4 Trekking: the camp “Kamennaya izba” – Kara-Turek pass (3060m) – the base camp Ak-kem (1950m). Accomodation in Akkem tent BC or old Meteostation. Dinner is cooked on stove. Distance:18km, 6-7h.
Day 5 From that day we starting ascension part (5-10 days). All group members will have one tent for 2-3 person, food for 4-5 days, alpine equipment and a gas stove with two gas balloons and list of cooking pots for making meals by himself.
Depending at weather:
a) day of rest and training of personal equipments.
b) trekking: the base camp Ak-kem – “Tomskie Nochevki” camp (3000 m). Dinner is cooked on stove.
Distance: 17km, 7-8h.
Day 6 Ice training on the «Arbuz» glacier. If the weather is favorable manipulation of the Delone pass(3400 m). Mountain pass Delone has 35° – 45° steep snow-ice wall with the length of 300 m (5-6 pitches). Night in the “Tomskie Nochevki” camp place. Dinner is cooked on stove. Distance: 7km, 7-8h.
Day 7 Ascent Tomskie Nochevki – the Delone pass (3400 m) – the Mensu glacier – the Berelskoye Saddle mountain pass (3520 m) – the plateau (3800 m). Descent to the Mensu glacier and further ascent of the plateau over the Berelskoye Saddle mountain pass (3520 m). Overnight stop in tents on the glacier. Dinner is cooked on a stove. Distance: 12km, 7-9h.
Day 8 Backup day in case of bad weather.
Day 9 Assault ascent to East (Main) Belukha (4506 m). The start is at 4 a.m. We fix 6 ropes to the TKT pass(3800) and Belukhinsky pass (4300m) from this point we may see twin peaks of Mt.Belukha. After 3 hours we will be at the summit. Great view if the weather is good. The way back is the same with fixed ropes to the camp on Berelskoye Saddle. After small rest time we start descent by the same way to the Tomskie Nochevki Camp (3000m). Dinner is cooked on a stove. Distance: 20km, 10-12h.
Day 10 Descent: Tomskie Nochevki Camp – the base camp Ak-kem BC(1950 m). At Ak-kem BC we have Russian bania (national wet sauna). Rest at the base camp. Distance: 17km, 5-6h.
Days 11-12 Trekking: the base camp Ak-Kem – camp “Three birches” – the pass Kuzuyak (1340 m) – Tungur village. Descent along the Ak-kem river thru the forest. Dinner is cooked on fire. Distance: 45km
Day 13 Arriving to the private refuge in farm place. Russian bania (national wet sauna) and losing drinks. Night at the private refuge.
Day 14-15 After breakfast transfer to the airport of Barnaul city. By the way visits to village Old Believers, musem. Late night (3-4 am) arriving at day 15 to the airport. Barnaul hotel accommodation by request! Distance: 10-12h, 750km.
Feel free to contact me for detailed information!
– Flight to / from Barnaul;
– Accommodation in Barnaul hotel*** (by request!);
– Food on the way and in restaurant;
– Personal gear, expenses, alcohol etc;
– Visa costs.
– All necessary transfers required for carrying out the trip;
– Accommodation and meals according with the program;
– Expeditionary Maintenance: guide, horseman;
– Rental group equipment and pack horses (to carry common equipment);
– Necessary formality (visa support, passport registration, permits).
Horses for common stuff
from 950 euro/person
depends at group size
from 3 person
Price per person
|Group of 3||950EUR|
|Price will depend on the group size.|