Venturing into the sacred high ground towards Shambala - Another year, another trip to the heavenly pastures of the high Altai, through the taiga and exhilarating climbs along mountain passes taking the breath away in beauty as much as in exertion getting there!
We fly from London to Barnaul, Siberia via Moscow.
Below you can find an example itinerary - just to give you a flavour of the possible.
1st day - Arrive Barnaul - En Route to Altai - take transport to Tungur. Arrive early evening at Visodnik Camp. Base camp for journey to Ak-em
2nd day - Spend day in Visodnik Camp - white water rafting and relax. Prepare to leave early for mountains
3rd day - We leave early after breakfast and taking the day to reach our half way trek stage camp
4th day - We leave early after breakfast and arrive in Ak-em after climbing and crossing the high path summit route. Extreme beauty. Truly awesome
5th day - Early morning Yoga beside the still lake. After breakfast trip to the Ak-em Wall glacier or depending on the weather, the Seven Lakes. Sauna in the evening. Camp fire tales and legends shared.
6th day - Early morning Yoga beside Ak-em Lake. After breakfast trip to the Ak-em Wall glacier or depending on the weather, the Seven Lakes. For those not wishing to make the trek there are ample small walking wonders around the lake and valley
7th day - Early morning Yoga / meditation /mindful walking beside the still lake. After breakfast trip to the the Valley of the Mother of the World and visit to Sacred circle that is honouring Nicholai Roerich.
8th day - We visit the triple peaks area/ chill by Akem or walk the mountains around.
9th day- We leave early after breakfast and taking the day to reach our half way trek stage camp
10th and 11th day - We leave early after breakfast and arive in Tungur at the Visodnik Camp mid afternoon. Here we spend the night, rest and sauna, Yoga or T'ai Chi and also experience some white water rafting.
12th day - We take the buses and leave Tungur for Aktash. On the way we stop at the Nicholai Roerich Museum. Then on to Ust Kan .We visit one of the Altai's great Shamen (Kam). A delightful out of this world Shaman, Arjan We visit ancient petroglyphs and sacred sites on the way. Stay the night in Ails before continuing on to Barnaul.
13th day - Arrive in Barnaul and shop for those who wish.
14th day - We fly from Barnaul to Moscow where we spend most of the day before flying in the evening to London
Trips may very well vary and with diffferent itinerary
All our journeys are self educational, fun, adventurous and challenging. Not necessarily in that order.
Belukha, her valley and the surrounding alpine pastures are nature's serenade to Beauty.
The lakes are its eyes reflecting the Universe.
The waterfalls and rivers are its speech and songs about life and the beauty of the Earth and mountains.
The people of Altai know and cherish their landscape holding it a sacred part of life in their community.
Always in very safe and knwledgable hands when it comes to trekking to Mt Belukha.