Travers of Belukha Mountain: The Crown of Altai – West Belukha – East Belukha – Delone Peak – Delone Pass (Katunskaya Podkova)

Date: 30th July - 15th Аugust 2017

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Area: Gorny Altai, Katunsky Ridge
Duration: 17 days (including transfer)
Tour price (all inclusive): 79 200 RUB if you book before 21st of July 2017. After that date price will be 95 000 RUB. If you book in advance you will save 15 800 RUB.
Price includes: horse transfer for gear and food; transfer to Kuzujak Pass; cook service on days 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14; all food in the mountains; first aid; medical and outdoor insurance (only for summit days 6-12); guides; all permits and fees; common gear (gas stove, gas, kitchen gear, kitchen tents, axe, saw); accommodation in Tyungur village, sauna; сommon alpine gear (ropes and so on); satellite phone for emergency.
Price doesn't include: flight to Novosibirsk and back; transfer from Novosibirsk to Tyungur village and back; food while transfer and in Tyungur village; gear renting; extra sauna; extra insurance; satellite phone for private calls (4 $ per minute).
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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Belukha Mountain - is the holy mountain for many nations. Buddhists believe here is Shambala - the great country which will be open for the world when humans are gone.

Orthodoxes believe here is the entrance to the great Belovodye country. When Nicolay Roerih discovered Buddhism he visited this place in the beginning of the last century.

Today travelers from the whole world come to the pedestal of this mountain. Everyone searches something for himself - an eternal balance or extreme adventure. But only the bravest ones can stand on a summit of this great mountain. Unexplained magical energy of the mountain inspires people.

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We offer this tour for adventurers who has experience in mountaineering, alpine climbing or mountain trekking. Tour including travers of all peaks of Belukha Mountain such as Korona Altayia Peak, West Belukha Peak, East Belukha Peak, Delone Peak in Alpine style. You will crossing such passes as: Belukhinsky Pass, Bolshoye Barelskoye Sedlo Pass, Lubimyh Jen Pass and Delone Pass.

In this tour you will not only summit the Belukha Mountain, you will make a beautiful trekking route to Akkemskoe Lake and visit holy places and see amazing Altai nature.

The way to the summit goes parallel with Belukha pedestal trekking route and East Belukha Mountain Summit route. If your friends or relatives want to go with you but they are not ready for the summit, they can wait you near Akkemskoe Lake or take rest on Holy places of Gorny Altai tour, Altai Yoga Tour, Photo Tour or East Belukha Mountain Summit tour.

We are fanatically committed to the standards of safety, far superior to the ordinary requirements! You can enjoy your adventures. Every year we do our best for improving our skills and techniques. Satellite phones, GPS, Radio, first aid and Insurance for every member of the group.

Our guides are professional certificated mountaineering instructors trained in a Central Alpine Instructors School on Caucasus.

There is no doubt - this is one of the most safety summits you can find!

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Important details

  • For this tour you must have an experience of mountain trekking or mountaineering or alpine climbing on peaks alt. 4000 m. and higher. You must know how to use ascender, belay device, know alpine technique of moving in a bunch.

  • You can book a helicopter for transfer from Tyungur Village to Akkemskoye Lake and back (not including to price).

  • Day routes from 10 till 20 km.

  • Group from 3 to 6 persons + guides.

  • The chief will made a food on a trekking part of the tour. On a summit part of the tour you must cook for yourself. We will give you food, gas and stove for every tent-team.

  • There will be horse transportation for food, common equipment and part of members of the group equipment (including to price).

  • We will send you gear list, detailed information and member form receiving your tour request. Tour request doesn't understand you have to go. It is only we send you information for making decision. If necessary, all equipment can be rented

  • 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 30% 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.

Requirements for participants

This tour is much more difficult comparing East Belukha Mountain Summit tour. Members of the group must have an experience of mountain trekking or mountaineering or alpine climbing on peaks alt. 4000 m. and higher. You must know how to use ascender, belay device, knowing alpine technique of moving in a bunch on ice and snow. Members must be in a good shape.

For preparing to this tour we recommend you to take our Alpine School in Aktru Valley or Alpine school in Tuyk-Su Valley. If you don't have such experience we describe before we are recommend you to take East Belukha Mountain Summit tour. During this tour you will make all skills you need for the Traverse tour.

V6niLmeQNS4-s.jpgDay by day description

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Day 1. 18:00 local time meeting all members of the group in Novosibirsk. 19:00 local time depart to Altai Mountains on comfort bus.

Day 2. Driving by famous Chuyski Tract. Preborder checkpoint crossing in Ust-Koksa Village, arriving to Tyungur Village, staying in camping with 2-3 persons tents and woods for fire and local shelter. Gear and clothes checking. Allocation of the gear and food in a group. Carrying common gear and food on a horses. Safety briefing. Sauna, common dinner with local food and dances.

Day 3. Breakfast (including to price). For the next two days group will carry gear and food for two days trekking. Rest of the gear and food will carry horses. Group off road transfer on 4x4 vehicle to «Tri Berezy» camp. Easy trekking by a forest trail. Night in a tent near stunning Tekelu Waterfall. It is also possible to make a helicopter transfer.

Day 4. Trekking along the Akkem River to famous Akkemskoye Lake (8-10 km.). We will see amazing landscapes of the Belukha Mountain. Also we can observe all our alpine route. Meeting with carrying horses with the gear and food. Allocation of the gear and food in a group. Night in the tents near the Lake in Extreme Time Camp. Trekking sauna available.

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Day 5. Trekking from the camp to the ridge of Korona Altaya Peak. Crossing Akkem River by the bridge. Visiting of the chapel. Ascending by the icefall. Crossing the Akkemsky Glacier. Ascending on a rocky slope. Night in the tents.

Day 6. Start of alpine part of the tour. Early morning start. Ascending by the ridge. Not difficult moving by the rocks and snowy buttresses. Guides will belay on in critical parts. Ascending on a snow field between Corona Altaya Peak and Belukha West Peak. In good conditions (weather, shape of the members) assault of Corona Altaya Peak summit (alt. 4178 m.). Night in the tents on a West Snow Field.

Day 7. Trekking to the foot of West Belukha Peak. Ascending on a ridge through Lubimyh Jen Pass. In good conditions (weather, shape of the members) assault of West Belukha Peak summit (alt. 4440 m) through Severny Bugor Pass. Descending on a plateu between Belukha West Peak and Belukha East Peak. Camp alt. 4000 m. Night in the tents.

Day 8. Trekking to Belukhinsky Pass by alpine bunch. Ascending on a pass by rope ascenders. Easy moving to the summit of East Belukha Peak (alt. 4509 m.). Descending to Tomskye Stoyanki camp (alt. 3000 m.) via Delone Pass (alt. 3400 m.). In good conditions (weather, shape of the members) continue of the traverse - crossing the ridge of the East Belukha Peak (alt. 4509 m.) to the Delone Peak (alt. 4260 m.) and to the Delone Pass (alt. 3200 m.).

Days 9, 10, 11 and 12. Extra days for the bad weather, acclimatize and other unforeseen situations.

Day 13. Trekking from Tomskye Stoyanki camp to Akkemskoye Lake. (4-5 hours by the glacier). Arriving to Extreme Time Camp, Rest.

Day 14. Trekking from Akkemskoye Lake to Tekelu Waterfall. Night in the tents. For renting horses from Tekelu Waterfall to Tyungur Village please inform us during day 2 (not including to price). Also you can rent a helicopter for transfer

Day 15. Trekking from Tekelu Waterfall to Tyungur Village via Kuzuyak pass (alt. 1513 m.). Off road transfer from the pass to Tyungur Village. Finish of the tour. Dinner with local food and local dances and songs (if you wish). Russian sauna. 

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Day 16. Depart to Novosibirsk by comfortable bus. Arriving to Novosibirsk in the night or early morning. Night in a hostel in a center of city.

Day 17. Farewell to the participants in Novosibirsk and the departure of the tickets already purchased.

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

It is not a public offer.

If group doesn't use extra days we can:

  1. Finish our tour earlier. In this case depart from Tyungur Village to Novosibirsk will be 10th August. Arriving to Novosibirsk 11st August.
  2. You can stay on Akkemskoe Lake and make hiking to the natural and holy objects: Yarlu Valley, Seven Lakes Valley, Mountain Spirits Lake, Kara-Turek Pass. In this case your depart will be 14th August.

If group will use extra days depart from Tyungur Village will be 14th August, arriving to Novosibirsk will be 15th August in the morning.

 

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