Autumn colours

SEPTEMBer 19tH- 27th 2021
Altai is a region that offers a special atmosphere. In the heart of autumn it's a real explosion of the colours that makes this region whith its plains and its mountains, its lakes and its streams, its starry nights a real paradise for the landscape photographer.

During this trip we'll see the unique Geyser lake, we will walk on the "Mars" red mountains, we will take pictures of the mountain ranges with its glaciers reflections in the transparent lakes.

The itinerary:
Day 1
Arrival to Altai (Barnaul)
Arrival and welcome at the Barnaul airport by your photography guide. We get through the Chuya highway, one of the most picturesque roads in Russia. We come to the base in the Kurai steppe. Night at the base.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2
Mars and the valley of Tchagan-Uzun river
After breakfast, early start towards the valley of Tchagan-Uzun river, we walk on "Mars" red mountains, we go to the Akkel lake and go up to a panoramic view spot for the sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Transfer to Aktru
After morning photography, we take an all terrain vehicle to go up to Aktru valley, 2 170m altitude in the mountains. This base camp is popular among mountain climbers who start their ascents to the summits around here. Settling at the small chalets with mountain view. Sunset photography in the valley.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
In Aktru
We walk in the area of the base and discover the beauty of unique well preserved natural landscapes. The glaciers and the snowy summits will be very close to us.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Djanguiskol lake
After sunrise photography, we go down to the steppes and we settle at a guesthouse in a small village. In the afternoon, an all terrain vehicle brings us to the Djanguiskol lake where we will take sunset and stay until the night for night photography. Night at the guesthouse in the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Djanguiskol lake and Kurai steppes
Early start towards Djanguiskol lake for sunrise photography. We go back to the village for breakfast and some rest. In the afternoon we'll take pictures in Kurai steppes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Ulagan plateau
Early start towards Ulagan plateau known for its numerous lakes and Katu-Yarik pass. We will see the spectacular valley of Tshulimshan river and take pictures of the mountains reflections in the Kidelu lake. In the evening we go back to the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Geyser lake
In the morning we will go to take pictures of the Geyser lake with its perfectly transparent water and unique bottom that is changing under our own eyes. Then, we take the Tchuya highway towards Barnaul. Night at Barnaul.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9
Departure day
Transfer to airport. Departure for Moscow.
Meals: Breakfast
Please note: The program may be modified to take into account the quality of the ice, weather conditions, the group's abilities, or any other safety concerns.
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*From 3 participants (7 max)

  • All transfers in the program
  • The services of english speaking photography guide for the whole trip
  • Hotel and B&B rooms (double or twin)
  • 4X4 vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees to natural sites or parks
  • Airline tickets
  • Cancellation and medical insurance
  • Meals not listed in the program
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals
  • Expenses incurred during optional activities and personal expenses
  • A single room supplement
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