ITINERARY

10 days / 9 nights

Novosibirsk/Barnaul – Denisov Caves – Shinok Waterfall – Ust-Koksa Village – Ust Kan Cave – Mendur-Sokkon Village – Koksa River – Village Tyuguryuk – Red Mountain – Multinskiye Lakes – Kyuguk Waterfall – Verhniy Uimon Village – Ust-Barnaul/Novosibirsk

Experiences: 2

Ages: 10 – 75+

Starting Point: Novosibirsk/Barnaul

Ending Point: Novosibirsk/Barnaul

Introduction

The Mountain Altai was the cradle for many nations. Tribes of Scythes, Huns and Turks starting from that area spread around the endless territories of Eurasia. Many archaeological objects were found here and these discoveries on their historical and cultural values occupy an important part in the World Cultural Heritage. Ancient barrows and rock paintings, interesting legends, mountain lakes with clean water, speedy mountain streams and snow peaks are waiting for the traveler on this route. Making acquaintance of the unique cultural traditions of Altai people allows the traveler to get a deep insight into the past to feel the connections between times and to understand the beauty of the presence. The way from Novosibirsk to Verkhiy Uymon village is similar to the route of the Central Asia expedition of Nikolay Rerikh (1925 – 1928).

DAY

Transfer Novosibirsk / Barnaul – Denisov caves. Departure from Novosibisk, 65 Sovetskaya street at 11.00 a.m. local time Departure from Barnaul at 15:00 p.m. Arrival in the base camp next to Denisov caves at 20.00

  • coach or minibus 620 km / 384 km

The caves are named after a hermit Dennis who lived here in XVIII century. This cave contains the most ancient archeological findings in the region and consists of more than 20 cultural layers from different periods of Human History. The cave is included into the UNESCO World Heritage list. A visit to the ``Museum`` cave is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the mysterious subterranean world and to see the sculptural masterpieces made of stalactites and stalagmites. The traveler can get a touch of complete darkness and silence and immerse into the great realm of subterranean grottos and enigmatic labyrinths. Meals: cooking on fire.

  • wooden lodge
  • on foot 3 km minibus 12 km on foot km 4 km speleology 0,85 km

Radial excursion to Shinok waterfall that is a system of several waterfalls ranging from 3 to 60 meters. Pressed into the narrow gorge the Shinok river finds its way through the rocky barriers and rushes down, creating an enchanting sight of stooping streams and sparkling mist of water drops. Meals: Cooking on fire.

  • wooden lodge
  • Auto 18 km, on foot 9 min Auto 15 km

Transfer to Ust-Koksa village. Visit to the Ust Kan cave on the way. Here an ancient site of a stone age man was found. These archeological findings are kept in the Hermitage museum now. A captivating excursion to the Ethnographical museum in the Mendur-Sokkon village. The travelers learn about the religious and cultural traditions of Altai people. Banya (for extra payment). Meals: Cooking on fire.

  • wooden lodge
  • Auto 313 km on foot 1 km

Rafting Koksa river. The Koksa River is surrounded by beautiful mountains covered with dense forest. The rafting begins from the village Tyuguryuk and ends in the village Ust-Koksa. Raging Shiver, majestic mountains, the place where the On the rafting lunch is organized, you can relax on the river bank, enjoy the beautiful views, and to swim. Meals: breakfast and dinner in cafe, lunchbox.

  • wooden lodge
  • Auto 30 km rafting 40 km

Tour to the Red Mountain. Spectacular views of the mountains, alpine meadows, 3 mountain lakes - the lower, middle and upper. Lower and middle lake connected by a beautiful waterfall. Picnic on the bottom lake. Meals: breakfast and dinner in cafe, lunchbox.

  • wooden lodge
  • Auto 60 km on foot 3-5 km

Transfer to Multa-Maralnik. Travelers go by GAZ-66 along Multa river. They come up to Lower Multa Lake with extremely clean water and a pebble shore. When the weather is still, the mirror like surface of the lake reflects clouds drifting in the blue sky and the peaks of surrounding mountains. Situated at the altitude of 1710 meters the Lower Multa Lake favors the traveler with the clean mountain air, calmness and the touch of nature. Meals: Breakfast in cafe, lunch and dinner - cooking on fire.

  • wooden lodge
  • GAZ-66 53 km

Radial excursion to the mountain lake. Kyuguk with milky-white water which like a mirror reflects the surrounding rocky peaks. Relaxation under the centuries-old, grand cedars next to the beautiful and majestic Kyuguk waterfall (25 meters). Meals: Cooking on fire.

  • wooden lodge
  • on foot 20 km

Returning to Multa-Maralnik village. Moving to Ust-Koksa village. By the way to Ust-Koksa we will visit Verhniy Uimon village-one of the oldest villages of Ust- Koksinsky district, where are still remained Old Believers traditions. There are two museums in the village:The Local History Museum named after Roerich and The Old Believers museum. Departure to Novosibirsk / Barnaul at 17:00. Meals: Cooking on fire and dinner in a café.

  • Gaz-66 auto 53 km

Arriving to Barnaul/Novosibirsk. Approximately arrival to Barnaul – 07:00, to Novosibirsk - 10:00. (local time, Moscow time +4 hours).

  • Auto 640 km 825 km

What's included

  • Accommodation

    Tourist complex according to the itinerary

  • Meals

    3 meals a day according to a program

  • Transport

    Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary

  • Excursions

    Interesting sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides
    Entrances fees

  • Visa

    Visa support service (invitation)
    All permits and licenses

  • Support

    Emergency line support during the trip
    Registration of foreigners

  • Other

    All taxes and fees
    Pack-horses rental ( 5-th and 8-th days)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight

    International and domestic flights

  • Meals

    Other meals what not include in the program

  • Drinks

    All beverages not included in the program

  • Insurance

    Your insurance

  • Transport

    Additional transport what not include in the program

  • Optional Excursions

    Optional tours and services

  • Other

    Accommodation in hotels in Novosibirsk or Barnaul
    All personal expenses

AVAILABILITY

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  • start: Saturday 07/20/2019
    end: Monday 07/29/2019
    status: seats left 10
    price: € 845
  • start: Saturday 08/03/2019
    end: Monday 08/12/2019
    status: seats left 10
    price: € 845

Optional Costs

EURO 180 supplement for accommodation SNGL

What to pack

- warm jacket

- rain gear

- trekking boots, trainers and slippers

- track-suit and warm hat

- 2 - 3 T-shirts, shorts

- 4 pairs of simple socks and 2 pairs of warm ones

- cap and sun-glasses

- bathing suit

- flashlight, knife, matches, electric batteries

- personal tableware

- personal hygiene utensils

Please keep in your mind!

For entry in the Ust-Koksinsky district, foreign citizens must provide some relevant documents to cross the border zone, 60 days prior the proposed date of entry!

Foreign citizens should submit the following documents to travel agency:

- copy of passport

- address

- phone number

- information on the work site (name, address, phone number)

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