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Ukok Plateau, Siberia, 15 Day Guided Trek

Come and spend 15 days exploring the remote and beautiful Ukok Plateau in the Altai mountains of Siberia with aspirant guide Konstantin.

Mountain RangeAltai
Duration15 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Remote, vast, mysterious, these are a just a few of the words used to describe Siberia.

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.

Are you looking for a challenging climbing trip in Russia? Then join me on this 12 day ascent of Mount Dykh-Tau, in the Caucasus.

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Accommodation

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Meeting point

Barnaul airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Barnaul airport

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.

Day 2: Djazator village

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.

Day 3: Ildegem river

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.

Day 4: Bugimuiz Pass (2,800m)

We will hike for approximately 23 kilometres, crossing the Bugimuiz pass to the Akkol river. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 5: Karsulu pass

We will trek for approximately 15 kilometres, crossing the Karsulu pass. We will spend the night in tents at the Kalguti river.

Day 6: Bertek

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.

Day 7: Base camp (3,000m)

Today we will trek for approximately 17 kilometres to the Base camp. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 8: Tabyn-Bogdo-Ola (4,082m)

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.

Day 9: Rest Day

Day 10: Muzdi-Bulak river

We will hike for approximately 15 kilometres along the Gusinoe lake to the Muzdi-Bulak river. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 11: Bertek petroglifs

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.

Day 12: Sudobay pass (2,900m)

We will hike for approximately 18 kilometres to the Sudobay river camp, while crossing the Subobay pass. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 13: Djazator

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.

Day 14: Barnaul hotel

We will take a 840 kilometre transfer to the Barnaul hotel, where you will spend the night.

Day 15: Transfer to airport and departure home


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

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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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

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.


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