TRIP DESCRIPTION: The Ukok plateau is a dive into the world of the virgin nature and the powerful energy. To reach the Plateau the road runs along the beautiful highway of Siberia – Chuisky highway. The journey impresses with its elegant landscapes, splendid countryside and mysterious places.
The Ukok plateau is a high, beautiful mountains with a maximum height of 4 374. Tour to Ukok plateau by ATV will begin with safety instructions and distribution of equipment. The route starts from Kosh-Agach to the village of Dzhazator (140 km). Tour to Ukok plateau is along the border area and participants will pass the check on the way.
The assistance of our team will manage all the duties of the day from navigation to camp preparation and any other need in such situation. The trip is indicated for real explorers in good health conditions that can adapt to the virgin area totally wild and with no human establishment on the way. Not extreme conditions but good capacity to adapt to this kind of trip.
Journey by ATV 16/7-28/7
|General information||Time difference is 4 hours|
|Flight:||Moscow – Gorno-Altaisk and Gorno-Altaisk-Moscow|
|Number of days:||12 days|
|Number of participants||5-10 ATV + 2 ATV tour leader, interpreter and chef|
|Price:||2 pax on ATV 2500 euros per person 1 pax on ATV 2780 euros per person|
|The price includes:||- Transfer airport-hotel-airport in Moscow - Accommodation in 3* hotel in Moscow - Flight Moscow- Gorno-Altaisk-Moscow - All transfers - All activities by the itinerary - Full board - ATV - Group equipment (tents, kitchen equipment) - Chef - Professional instructors - Interpreter - Insurance - Satellite phone|
Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in 3* hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Meeting and acquaintance with the participants of the expedition.
Meeting the group at the airport in Gorno-Altaisk. The trip starts with a journey along the main traffic route of the Altai Mountains – the Chuisky highway. Overnight at the tour base on the bank of the river Chuya.
Chuya river – the village of Kosh-Agach – river Tarkhata source of Teplyy Klyuch
Moving to the village of Kosh-Agach where the participants get safety instructions, distribution of products and equipment. The beginning of the active part of the journey on Quad bikes. The group leaves Kosh-Agach and starts moving along the dirt road toward the village of Dzhazator. The road passes through the border area, where it is mandatory to have a passport and permit check. While travelling, we will be passing a number of beautiful lakes: Tarutinskoye, Perlukah-Nur, Karakul, Tunguru. Overnight stop at the Tepliy Kluch (Warm Springs). In the evening we will take a walk and you’ll have a
Teply Kluch (Warm
In the morning there is the opportunity to take a bath in the spring water (+12 to +20 degrees). We continue the journey through a beautiful panorama landscape. Ahead stretches a hilly plateau. Ukok Plateau is covered with hundreds of lakes with water ranging from turquoise to bluish-black in
Goose Lake – the river AK-Halacha – the White lake
In the morning we continue along the plateau. On the way, we get to inspect the archaeological monuments of different eras. Examination of the burial place of the “Princess of Altai” – a unique and sensational finding from the Pazyryk culture. Then the path will take us past the frontier to the extraordinary beautiful White Lake. With sufficient experience of group members, in the morning, you will be able to travel for a photo-shoot to the gorge of the Kara-Chad and feel the breath of the mountains and power of the glaciers. In the gorge is the Nayramdal mountain (4374 m), on the right side of the valley – snow-capped peaks of the southern Altai ridge height to 4000 meters. Overnight in the basecamp on the bank of the White Lake. Dinner around the campfire.
The White Lake – the river Ak-Alakha – lake Kaldzhin-Kul
You will find a fascinating wilderness with numerous fords and various obstacles. The path runs past the border, to the lake Kaldzhin-Kul. In summer, the gentle green grass surrounds the lake, which reflects the snow-white mountains, blue sky and clouds.
Hiking to a nearby lake, Kaldzhin Kul-Bas, or a viewing from a height of 2624 m. Option to stay by the lake. On the river flowing into the lake is an excellent fishing spot. On a hot summer
Lake Kaldzhin-Kul lake – the river AK-alakha – tract Tashan – river Akkol
Rest day is over and our journey continues again. Again cross the heart of the Ukok Plateau, and the river Kalguty. You will get to see the ancient Bertekskoy petroglyphs, which are over 4700 years old. It is necessary to overcome the steep and difficult ascent to the observation altitude (2600 m) to get a wide view of the plateau. The effort is worth it. The observation height offers a magnificent panorama of the Ukok plateau; a plateau with peaks of snow that pierce the sky. The descent to the meeting point of the Ak-Alakha and Akkol rivers. Overnight on the bank of the river Akkol. Dinner around a campfire.
The river Akkol – Bigamous pass (2843 m) – the river Ilderem river Dzhazator village Dzhazator
In the morning, we leave the valley of river Akkol and climb towards the pass Bogomaz (2843 m). Along the
Car transfer to Gorno-Altaisk. On the way, sightseeing of historical and natural attractions. We will arrive late. Accommodation in hotel with all amenities included.
Early morning transfer to the airport and flight to Moscow. Flight home.
Price: Group 10 pax
2 persons on QUAD – 2500 Euros
1 person on Quad – 2780 euros
Price: Group 15 pax
2 persons on QUAD – 1930 Euros
1 person on Quad – 2525 euros
The price includes:
– Transfer airport – hotel in Moscow with English-speaking assistant
– Accommodation at 3* hotel in Moscow with breakfast
– Dinner 1st evening in Moscow
– City Tour with English-speaking guide
– Lunch during the city tour
– Transfer to the airport
– Air tickets Moscow –Gorno-Altaisk-Moscow economy class
– Transfers in Altai by the program
– Transfers in Altai by the program
– Rent ATV
– Instructors during the expedition
– Chief on the way during the expedition
– Necessary equipment during the expedition
– Accommodation in Altai by the program
– Medical insurance
– International flight
– Strong drinks
– Spoon-baits in case of loss or damage
– Tips and personal expenses