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10-day Altay mountains ski touring program
Altay mountains ski touring
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10-day Altay mountains ski touring program

Join Konstantin, an aspirant guide, on this 10-day Altay mountains ski touring program. And experience skiing across a glacier in Russia!


TRIP TYPE

Private and Group

DURATION

10 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Feb - May

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

This 10-day Altay mountains ski touring program will take you skiing across a beautiful glacier.

The Altay mountain area, where we'll go for this ski tour, lies along Chuysky Trakt, the main auto road that connects Russia and Mongolia. This road is famous for its incredible scenery and will take us to Kurai Village, from where our tour will begin.

Then for the next three days we'll be skiing across the Aktru glacier and reaching some beautiful peaks. Among the main attractions that we'll see is the Blue Lake (2840 m), where we'll spend the night in a small and cozy mountain hut.

The fourth day will be for resting. You'll enjoy the famous Banya (the Russian national sauna) which will completely relax you and leave you ready for some more action on the next day.

Then we'll continue with our ski touring itinerary for 3 more days. We'll go to Mt. Aktru (4077 m), the highest point of the valley, and across the other side of the glacier. Its surface seems like from another planet — it will be an amazing experience!

So please send me a request specifying the number of members in your group. I will be happy to be your guide on this 10-day Altay mountains ski touring program.

And if you're interested in some other skiing programs in the Russian Federation, please check out my 10-day Khibiny mountains ski touring, in Kola Peninsula or my Ski touring exploration Central Caucasus.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

1320 euros is the price to join a group of 5. If you are 2 and want a private guide for you, price is 2560 euros per person (5120 euros total).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Arrival at Barnaul airport. Transfer to Kurai Village (1600 m). In the way we’ll stop to have lunch. Then we’ll take another transfer in an off-road car to Aktru mountain hut (2150 m).

Day 2: Ski day

2 km ski tour to Uchitel pass (3000 m).

Day 3: Ski day

6 km ski tour to Cupola of 3 Lakes peak (3527 m).

Day 4: Ski day

7 km ski tour via Small Aktru glacier to Snezhnaya peak (3655 m).

Day 5: Rest day

Rest day to recover. If you wish we can go for some runs to some close slopes. At evening you’ll be able to enjoy a Banya -the Russian national sauna-.

Day 6: Ski day

7 km Ski tour to Znachkistov pass (3300 m) or Stagerov peak (3720 m). Descent to Blue Lake (2900 m). Night in a small hut near the lake.

Day 7: Ski day

5 km ski tour to the Aktru pass (3920 m) or to Mt. Aktru (4077 m), the highest point of the valley. Descent by Big Aktru glacier to the Aktru mountain hut (2150 m).

Day 8: Ski day

8 km ski tour to the Fizkulturnik pass (3500 m) by Big Aktru glacier.

Day 9: Ski day and transfer

Descent to Kurai villag. Luggage transported with off-road car. Transfer to Barnaul. Night in the Central hotel.

Day 10: Departure

Transfer to airport an departure flight.

About the guide: Konstantin

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Konstantin

Mountain 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

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