Come and spend 15 days exploring the remote and beautiful Ukok Plateau in the Altai mountains of Siberia with aspirant guide Konstantin.
Covering a huge portion of the Russian Federation, Siberia is a truly unique place. It is also a place not many people venture to. However, on this 15 day adventure, I’m offering the chance to explore the Ukok Plateau in the heart of the Altai mountains.
The trip will begin with a transfer of approximately 700 kilometres, followed by another 200 kilometre transfer to the Djazator village. From there, we will start trekking. We will be hiking for approximately 15 to 20 kilometres per day on this trip. We will be trekking through forests, valleys and swamps. And we will be crossing rivers on horseback, passes and even cliffs. There is also a non-technical climb of the beautiful Tabyn-Bogdo-Ola peak (4,082m). As a result, it is important that participants on this trip are in good physical condition.
Deep in the vastness of the Ukok plateau there is an abundance of amazing things to see. You will get to enjoy some amazing views off the Altai mountains. And you may even get lucky and spot some of the area’s amazing wildlife, including the snow leopard. You will also get to meet local people in the area. And while this trip is not for the luxury seeking, there will be opportunities to enjoy a sauna and some great banya!
Exploring a place like the Ukok plateau in Siberia is an amazing opportunity. So if you would like to experience it for yourself, just send me a request. I would be happy to guide you.
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1 night in a yurt camp, 2 nights in a guesthouse in Djazator, 1 night in Barnaul airport, and camping in tents throughout the trek.
It is important that to visit the Ukok region that you send us the necessary documents to obtain the necessary permits no less than 2 months before your visit. The information we require includes name, nationality, place of birth, current place of residence, place of work, personal and working phone numbers, passport number and a good quality passport photo.
After you arrive, we will take a 10 hour, 700 kilometre transfer to our starting point. We will make stops along the way, including a cafe for lunch. We will spend the night in a Yurt camp.
We will 5-6 hour, 200 kilometre transfer to the village of Djazator, where we will spend the night in a guesthouse. Here, you will have access to a local sauna and banya.
Today we will trek for approximately 12 kilometres along the Ildegem river. We will spend the night in tents in a camp along the forest line.
We will hike for approximately 23 kilometres, crossing the Bugimuiz pass to the Akkol river. We will spend the night in tents.
We will trek for approximately 15 kilometres, crossing the Karsulu pass. We will spend the night in tents at the Kalguti river.
Today we will trek through a swamp and cross the Kalguti river on horseback before reaching the Bertek plateau. We will spend the night in tents.
Today we will trek for approximately 17 kilometres to the Base camp. We will spend the night in tents.
We will scale the Tabyn-Bodo-Ola and if there is time, we will scale another nearby peak as well. We will spend the night in tents.
We will hike for approximately 15 kilometres along the Gusinoe lake to the Muzdi-Bulak river. We will spend the night in tents.
Today we will hike for approximately 20 kilometres to the Kara-Bulak river, while crossing the Bertek petroglifs. We will spend the night in tents.
We will hike for approximately 18 kilometres to the Sudobay river camp, while crossing the Subobay pass. We will spend the night in tents.
Today we will hike for approximately 15 kilometres through a forest to the village of Djazator. We will spend the night in a guesthouse. We will also enjoy a farewell dinner and some banya.
We will take a 840 kilometre transfer to the Barnaul hotel, where you will spend the night.
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.
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Group of 1
|EUR 3609 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 3042 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 2887 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 2372 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 2011 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 1753 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 1712 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 1671 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes all necessary transfers during the trip, all accommodation, meals, horses for all luggage and horseman services, sauna on arrival and departure in Djazator, the usage of tents, cooking and climbing equipment, and national park fee along with assistance for visa applications and passport registration. However, the price does not include flights, personal expenses and extra sauna/banya costs.