Altay - Above the sky: a thrilling journey to the golden land. – Road.Travel

Altay - Above the sky: a thrilling journey to the golden land.

Road Trip Route. Journey along the Chui Trail - one of the most beautiful roads in the world according to National Geographic., Visit the natural attractions of the Altai and immerse yourself in the local original culture., The tranquility and serenity of the Altai mountains and lakes are real places of power..

The nature of the Altai is unique and diverse. You will see giant stone mushrooms, fiery Martian landscapes, endless taiga, crystal lakes that go deep into the depths of the earth, mountains hiding their peaks in the caps of clouds. And, of course, the roads beckoning beyond the horizon. [Accommodation, sightseeing and catering arrangements](

Uninhabited Nature, History and Culture, Active Leisure. From: Gorno-Altaysk

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Arrival on Lake Teletskoye

Start in Gorno-Altaisk, the capital of the Republic of Altai, then go to the village Artybash on the shore of Lake Teletskoye. You will get acquainted with the local culture, representatives of nationalities inhabiting this land and the history of this magical region. Then comfortable boats will take you to the luxurious hotel complex "Altai Village".


The city in the south of Western Siberia of Russia, the capital and the only city in the Republic of Altai. The city district is formed by Gorno-Altaisk. [Getting a car for rent](

Teletskoe Lake (Телецкое озеро)

**Teletskoye Lake** (325 m deep) is the second largest natural fresh water reservoir in Russia. It is on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List as part of the Golden Mountains of Altai complex. In the local dialect it is called "Altyn Kol", which means "Golden Lake".

village of Artybash

The village in Turochak district of Altai Republic of Russia, is a part of Artybash rural settlement.

Altay Village

**Altay Village Teletskoe** is a premium resort located in the heart of Altai, on the shores of pristine Teletskoe Lake. The resort chalets are made of cedar massif and their interior combines exclusive, modern design and use of the most environmentally friendly materials. A secluded holiday surrounded by charming mountains and protected taiga. **In the evening you will have a welcome dinner in a restaurant of national cuisine**.

Day 2: Journey along the Chui Trail

The conquest of the Altai will begin at Cape Kyrsai. All day long your companions will be endless winding roads and fascinating alien landscapes. Stop to admire the confluence of Chulcha and Chulyshman rivers and the tract of Ak-Kurum. Through the plains and mountain passes we'll make our way to the famous Chui Trail, which is listed as one of the "10 Best Roads in the World" by National Geographic magazine.

Kyrsai cape

**Kyrsai Cape** is the southern tip of the lake, where the waters of Chulyshman flow into it. **Railing to the cape on a comfortable boat **

Urochishche Ak-Kurum

**The Akkurum tract (Ak-Korum)** is located on the right bank of the Chulyshman River, not far from its inflow into Lake Teletskoye. Usually "kurums" are congestions of large boulders and fragments of solid rock formed as a result of weathering on gentle slopes and at their foothills.

Chui Trakt

**Chui Trakt** is the most beautiful road in Siberia. It is 968 km of picturesque landscapes.

Nomad Base

**Nomadic recreation base ** is a place where you can forget about the outside world and fully devote time to your family and friends. Spend your vacation the way you are used to or experience a completely new experience, make an unforgettable adventure!

Day 3: Conquest of the Seminsk pass

You'll follow the **Chuisky Road** at the wheel and the window will change one landscape after another. You will conquer more than one pass on this day, but you will remember exactly the highest - **Seminsky**, the height of which is 1894 meters above sea level. At the end of the day, you will arrive at **Gorno-Altaisk**.

Семинский перевал

One of the highest car passes in the Altai - **Seminsky**, has a smooth rise, fall and turn. Therefore, despite the height of 1717 meters, the crossing is quite comfortable.


**Gorno-Altaisk** is in the very heart of Eurasia - in the Republic of Altai. The city is surrounded by mountains and forests, the local nature does not leave any viewer indifferent. Gorno-Altaisk is the paradise for those who loves silence, calmness and tries to find harmony with itself and the nature.

Altay Resort

**"Altai Resort "** is a natural health and recreation complex, located away from tourist centers in a picturesque place near the town of Gorno-Altaisk. The territory of "Altai Resort" is located in the valley, among the mountain ranges covered with forests of cedar and larch. Here you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of wild nature, recharge the vital energy of the Altai Mountains. **In the evening you will have dinner in the restaurant of national cuisine**.

Day 4: Completion of Route

Completion of car rental in Gorno-Altaisk.