PHOTO TRIP TO WINTER ALTAI

Wild swans, bullfinches and snowy mountains

january 10th - 17th 2022
Wild swans are migratory birds. In Altai there are lakes that don't freeze in winter ans where these beautiful birds do a stop for several months. The swans spreading their wings in the steam going from the lake and colored with the light of the sunset is a gorgeous sight...we will spend several days observing them.
The small birds with a red chest, bullfinches, are numerous too to come to this region and they are very photogenic on the snow white background.

The second part of the trip will be in the mountains that are charming out the tourist season.
The itinerary:
1
Day 1
Arrival to Altai (Barnaul)
Arrival and welcome at the Barnaul airport by your photography guide. Transfer to the base not far from the lake where the wild swans spend the winter. From out first day we start to take pictures of the swans. Night at the base.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
2
Day 2
Swans and bullfinches photography
To take a good pictures of the swans is not as easy as it can seem. To increase our chances we will spend several days at the lake and benefit from different weather conditions, and sunset and sunrise colours. The bullfinches (the small birds with a red chest) are also numerous in this region.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3
Day 3
Swans and bullfinches photography
This day we continue to take pictures of the swans.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4
Day 4
To Kurai steppes
After morning photography, we go toward the steppes and mountains. Today we will see the Geyser lake that doesn't freeze in winter and which water is perfectly transparent and the bottom is unique. We settle in a guest house in a small village next to the mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5
"Mars" landscapes
Today we explore local "Mars", the red mountains powdered with snow. An unearthly landscape. Night in the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day 6
Ulagan plateau
We continue our trip to Ulagan plateau making stops in the best photography spots and we come until Katu-Yarik pass . Night in the guest house.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7
Day 7
Back to Barnaul
We take the Tchuya highway towards Barnaul, one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
8
Day 8
Departure
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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  • 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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