Yoga-tour to Akkemskoye Lake «By the trail of the edelweiss to the foot of Belukha Mountain»

Dates: 16th - 28th July, 30th July - 11st August 2017

Type of activity: trekking, yoga class
Area: Gorny Altai, Katunsky Ridge
Duration: 13 days
Tour cost: 21 600 RUB if you book before 21st of June 2017. The price will be 28 800 RUB after that date. You will save 7 200 RUB If you book in advance.
Price includes: cook service on active part of tour; all food on active part of tour vegetarian priority (if you are not vegetarian, please let us know about it in advance); first aid kit; guides and yoga teachers; yoga class; all permits and fees; group gear (gas stove, gas, kitchen gear, kitchen tents, axe, saw); accommodation in Tyungur village, sauna (one time); accommodation in Extreme Time camp on Akkemskoe Lake.
Price doesn't includes: flight to Novosibirsk and back; transfer from Novosibirsk to Tyungur village and back; food while transfer and in Tyungur village (average bill 150-200 RUB); individual gear renting; food carrying by horses to Akkemskoye Lake and off road transfer through Kuzuyak Pass (5400 RUB); extra sauna; insurance.
Attention for foreigners! Summit area is a pre border area with special permutation. All documents for permits must be sent two months before the trip.

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Yoga tour is the path to harmony, deep relaxation, stress relief, recovery and purification of your body and mind, restore vitality.

Tungur Village, Tekelu Waterfall, Akkemskoye Lake, Yarlu Valley, Gornyh Dukhov Lake, Akkemsky Glacier, the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel at the foot of Belukha Mountain and the Valley of Seven Lakes - the route to places of power of the Altai Mountains is suitable for both beginners tourists and for people with trekking experience.

Our tour begins with two days trekking from Tyungur Village to the legendary Akkemskoe Lake near the Belukha Mountain by the Akkem Trail. There will be the base camp. From there we will hike to the places of energy.

k9bf-cBh31I.jpgThe tour will be interesting for experienced yogis, and those who first stood on the mat. Recommendations will be made to the fulfillment of personal practice. Yoga in the mountains make the most effective practices. On the yoga class, you will learn basic asanas and pranayama (breathing practices). Relaxing the practice of Yoga Nidra will forget about stress and give a good rest. Practical classes will be complemented by theoretical lectures.

Yoga practice in one of the strongest places of power will fill the world with energy and give inspiration for a whole year!

We also want to invite you to our other adventures near Belukha Mountain: 

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About yoga practice in tour

  • Classes will be tailored to fit the needs of most members.
  • Emphasis will be placed on a dive into the practice of relaxation and meditation practices. Scheduled for a series of classes classical practice of yoga nidra. Practice will form within a sustainable peace and to make sense of integrity and acceptance of the world. There are other kinds of meditation. Particular attention will be given to the breathing exercises.
  • We will give you a course of theoretical lessons on yoga.
  • The main objective of the tour yoga - balanced and harmonious training practice + valuable experience for a long time.
  • It is advisable to tour abstain from alcohol and tobacco. 
  • Yoga tour will be interesting for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Important details

  • Day routes from 5 till 24 km.
  • The chief will made a food on a trekking part of the tour. There will be also duty helpers from the members of the group (everyone will grab a wood for fire and will help with cooking).
  • People younger 14 years old can take the tour only with parents.
  • If you will pack your backpack smart, there will be no problem with the weight of your backpack. We can consult you about your gear list.
  • We will send you gear list, detailed information and member form receiving your tour request. For beginners instructor will help with weight of the backpack and pace.
  • Tour request doesn't understand you have to go. It is only we send you information for making decision.
  • If you want, you can rent all gear you need.
  • There will be medical insurance for all group. Also we will inform Ministry of Emergency Situations about the group and the route.
  • You will order tour by deposit. In case of refusal no later than one month before the start of the tour, deposit will no refund. It will remain in your «account» to pay for future tours during the year.

 

In this adventure you will see (description and photos):

Day by day description

Day 1. 18:00 local time meeting all members of the group in Novosibirsk. Depart to Altai Mountains.

Day 2. Pre border checkpoint crossing, arriving to Tyungur Village, staying in camping with 2-3 persons tents near the Katun River. In camp there is a woods for fire, rain shelter, water for drink, electricity, place for barbeque, luggage storage, souvenirs. Safety briefing. Gear checking. Allocation of gear and food between members of the group. There is option to get food for the group for 8 days to Akkemskoe Lake by horses (not including to price). Meeting members of the group near the fire.

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Day 3. Breakfast in a camp (including to price). Start of active part of the tour. For saving your energy we recommend you to use off road transfer on 4x4 vehicle from Tyungur Village to «Tri Berezy» camp. It's real adventure!. If you do that you will spend a night in a tents near stunning Tekelu Waterfall and Akkem Creek.

Day 4. Trekking from the Tri Berezy Camp (or Tekelu Waterfall if you use off road transfer) to along the Akkem River to Akkemskoye Lake (alt. 2100 m.). We will see amazing landscapes of the Belukha Mountain. Distance 7 km. if you use off road transfer or 24 km. by foot. Building a camp on a Akkemskoye Lake Shore. Meeting with carrying horses with food. Night in a tents near the lake. Trekking sauna available. Yoga class.

Day 5. Hiking to Akkemsky Glacier together with the group of Belukha Mountain Summit tour. Crossing the Akkem River by the bridge. Visiting Chapel. Ascending by moraine slope. Visiting foot of the glacier where Akkem River is born. Walking on a glacier. Observing stunning views of East and West Faces of Belukha Mountain. Saying goodbye to the group of mountaineers. Yoga practice. Back to the camp on Akkemskoe Lake.

Day 6. Hiking to the Mountain Spirits Lake (Gornyh Duhov Lake). Situated on alt. 2600 m. South-East of Kara-Oyuk Valley (Black Valley). Many legends and stories local knows about this place. Yoga practice. Back to the camp on Akkemskoe Lake.

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Day 7. Rest day on Akkemskoe Lake. Intensive yoga practice and theory.

Day 8. Hiking to Yarlu Valley. This valley interesting not only bright colors of the slopes, specially bright after rain, but a holy stone. This stone is very important for admirers Roerich. Now there is a stone town around this stone. Yoga practice (most effective because of place here). Back to the camp on Akkemskoe Lake.

Day 9. Hiking to the Valley of Seven Lakes. From this place you can observe stunning views of Belukha Mountain and Ak-Ojuk Peak with hanging glacier. In the valley you will see seven lakes with different colors - from deep blue to light pink. They represent the seven channels of human energy. Also notable Valley area of alpine meadows with blooming edelweiss. If you're lucky, the mountains will slightly open their wealth, and you are lucky enough to take home the raw natural rock crystal from the Valley of the Seven Lakes - is advised to use this as an amulet. Returning back to camp. Yoga practice. Back to the camp on Akkemskoe Lake.

Day 10. Extra day for the bad weather. If weather will be good - hiking to the Kara-Turek Pass (alt. 3060 m.). From there you will see all peaks of Belukha Mountain, Akkemskoye Lake, Yarlu Valley, Valley of Akkem River. This pass is not difficult but with ascending and descending. Yoga practice. Back to the camp on Akkemskoe Lake.

Day 11. Trekking from Akkemskoye Lake to the Tri Berezy Camp through Tekelu Waterfall (25 km.). In case all group want to use off road transfer to Tyungur Village (not including to price) the distance will be only to Tekelu Waterfall (8 km).

11111.jpgDay 12. Trekking from Tri Berezy Camp to Tyungur Village through Kuzuyak pass (alt. 1513 m.). We recommend you to use off road transfer. Finish of the tour. Dinner with local food in a local style cafe. Russian sauna. Depart to Novosibirsk.

Day 13. Arriving to Novosibirsk 15:00 - 16:00 local time. It is better to take a tickets from Novosibirsk back home at 19:00 or later.

Depending on weather conditions and the group guides can change the route. 

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