• Trip duration
    10 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Feb, Mar, Apr


Ski touring in wild mountains of Aktru area (named after Aktru peak, 4040 m) is the highest part of Northern Chuisky Range (the highest summit is Maashey-Bashi peak, 4173 m). It offers variety of possibilities for ski touring and ski mountaineering. There’s accommodation in wooden hut with national Russian sauna (banya) .The unique feature of the area is the location of the Aktru hut very close to Maliy (Small) and Bolshoy(Big) Aktru glaciers and lot of different possibility for skitour.

Day 1. Arrival to Barnaul airport. Transfer 682km, 7-8h by Chuiski trakt to Kurai village, 1600m. By the way stops in picturesque places and for taking a lunch. Night in the hostel, 3-4 bed rooms.
Day 2. Transfer 25km with off-road car via Kuraikaya steppe to Ak-tru refuge, 2150m. Depending at road condition maybe the last 10km/2h by ski. Second part of the day – light ski tour 2km to Uchitel pass, 3000m. Accommodation in 2-3-4 bed rooms.
Day 3. Ski tour 6km/1400m to peak Cupola of 3 Lakes, 3527m. Night in the refuge.
Day 4. Ski tour 7km/1505m by Small Aktru glacier to Snegnaya peak, 3655m. Night in the refuge.
Day 5. Rest day or ski tour to nearest slopes. Night in the refuge.
Day 6. Ski tour 7km/1150-1570m to Znachkistov pass, 3300m or Stagerov peak, 3720m. Night in the refuge.
Day 7. Ski tour 5km/1177m to the Aktru pass, 3920m or to the highest point of the valley – mt.Aktru, 4077m. Night in the refuge
Day 8. Ski tour 8km to the Fizkulturnik pass, 3500m by Big Aktru glacier (right). Night in the refuge.
Day 9. Ski tour 7km/1505m by Small Aktru glacier to Snegnaya peak, 3655m. Night in the refuge.
Day 10. Descent to Kurai village (ski descent as far as possible). Luggage transported with off-road car. Transfer 682km, 7-8h to Barnaul airport. Arriving about 2-3am at day 11.

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Extra details


• Flights to from Barnaul airport;
• Hotel in Barnaul (by request);
• Unexpected preliminary evacuation cost;
• Insurance;
• Personal expenses, alcohol;
• Visa costs.


• All necessary transfers required for carrying out the trip;
• Accommodation according with the program;
• Full board in mountain hut Aktru;
• Mountain guide and cook;
• National Russian sauna – banya at 5th day;
• Necessary formality (visa support, passport registration, permits).


from 850 euro
depends at group size


Evening time possible to go to National Russian wet sauna(banya)


3 meal per day in hut
breakfast – lunch pockets for active part – dinner


Warm wooden hut in common 2-3-4 person rooms


from 1 person

Spots of interest

Kurai village

Place to change minibus to offroad truck

Gorno-Altaysk airport

Possible to flight here from Moscow

mt.Aktru-Bash 4075

Highest point of area

Price per person

1 Person850EUR


More info

The price will depend on the group size.