Expeditions | Rafting Altai aktive tour
Altai | A great adventure in Siberia (off-road tour, rafting, hiking)
In the full sense - it’s the expedition tour! The route of travel is compiled so as to give the most complete picture of the nature and culture of Altai. Known all over the world Teletskoye Lake - the pearl of Altai, a giant reservoir with the purest water, rocky banks covered with dense taiga, store many secrets; amazing in beauty and scale canyon of the river Chulyshman, in some areas the difference in altitude is more than 700 meters! The first part of the route is a smooth dip and acquaintance with the region, the second part is a real adventure on the legendary river. The rafting on Katun lasts for several days - it's an unforgettable experience, filled with extreme. All day you will be on the water, and spend the night on the beach. The program of this trip includes everything. You need to take with you only the desire to travel and a good mood.
  • acquaintance with the nature and culture of Altai;
  • rafting in a team with professional guides;
  • journey through the Chuysky tract.
DURATION: 13 days / 12 nights
  • see unforgettable views: the Teletskoye lake, the сanyon of the Chulyshman River, the famous Katu-Yaryk Pass, the Uchar Falls - the largest cascading waterfall in Altai;
  • walk to the Akkorum natural boundary (which is popularly called «Stone mushrooms»);
  • go on a motorboat (launch) across the Teletskoye Lake;
  • raft on the Katun River (the passage of the popular river rapids «Ilgumen», «Shabash», «Kadrinskaya pipe»).
The period: Jun-sep
1550 per person
Members in a group:
min  4 max  8
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Project manager Dmitry Yurochkin

Travel through Altai for a 12 days and visit almost everywhere?! The task is not easy, but it is quite possible. In a team with professional guides and for 12 days you can see a lot. The route of the expedition tour passes through the most beautiful and significant areas of Altai: the Teletskoye Lake, the Canyon of the Chulyshman River, the panorama of the Severo-Chuyskiy Range and the fascinating rafting on the cult river of Altai — Katun. The format of the organization and the team of guides working on the route is traditionally for the Altai-guide club at the highest level.

  • DAY
  • 1
    Arrival in Gorno-Altaisk, reception at the airport. Moving along the Chuysky tract to the starting point where rafting begins. Overnight in tents;
  • 2
    All equipment are fixed on rafts. Rafting on the Katun river begins. Overnight in tents;
  • 3
    We pack equipment for rafts. Today we pass the beautiful rapids of the Katun River. Evening walking, photos. Overnight in tents in a cozy place;
  • 4
    Active day. Passing the powerful rapids of Ilgumen and Kadrin. A preliminary review is required. Overnight in tents;
  • 5
    Today we are going to pass a beautiful Shabash rapid, consisting of two sections. Overnight in tents on the bank of the Kaincha River;
  • 6
    TToday is the final day of rafting. In the morning we pass the Ayulinsky rapid. Overnight in tents;
  • 7
    Transfer along the Chuysky tract. On the way – photography,walks, short excursion to petroglyphs. Lunch in the cafe. Overnight in tents in a beautiful place;
  • 8
    Today is an active day. Transfer through the Ulagansky pass to the valley of the Chulyshman river. Photography, walking. Overnight in tents;
  • 9
    In the morning - trekking to the cliffs of Akkorum. Photography. Transfer to the Bashkaus River. Walk to the Chebdar River. Overnight in tents;
  • 10
    Short transfer to Lake Teletskoye. Photography. Boat trip to village of Yailu. Accommodation in campsite;
  • 11
    Rest day. Excursion in Yailu village;
  • 12
    Transfer in the vicinity of Gorno-Altaysk. On the way - visit to the National museum. In the afternoon – accommodation in lodges on the territory of a tourist camp;
  • 13
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Gorno-Altaisk.
Altai big water - Katun river 2016

  • meeting and departure in airport of Gorno-Altaysk;
  • transfers on SUVs (TOYOTA 78, Mitsubishi);
  • guide services;
  • double accommodation at all tourist campsites along the route;
  • food in expeditionary conditions;
  • rent of pack horses;
  • medical insurance;
  • permits to the border zone;
  • permits to national parks.
The organizer provides:
  • group tent (10-15 seats);
  • sleeping bags (-20C);
  • 2-person tents;
  • heat-insulating mat;
  • individual set of dishes;
  • campfire set;
  • two rafts for participants;
  • catamaran providing insurance;
  • rafting equipment set;
  • tables, chairs and other bivouac furniture;
  • radiostations, satellite communication "Iridium";
  • first aid kit;
  • brand T-shirts.
Additional expenses
  • issuing an invitation for a visa;
  • alcohol;
  • individual snacks;
  • satellite connection;
  • souvenirs.
Equipment for personal use (you should take it with you):
  • warm jacket, gloves and hat for cool weather;
  • footwear (boots) for light trekking;
  • light jacket and trousers to protect from rain and wind (from the membrane);
  • summer sneakers, sandals or flip-flops;
  • shoes for rafting;
  • cap, shorts and t-shirt for warm sunny weather;
  • headlamp (+batteries);
  • personal hygiene products;
  • medicines for individual use;
  • sunglasses and sun protection cream.

All the equipment you are interested in can
be purchased from us with 15% discount or rent.


The weather is stable: sunny and dry. During the day the temperature will be +18 +24С, at night the contrast is small + 10 + 14С. On the water part of the program: at day +22 +30C, at night +18 +22C. A slight chance of precipitation, a strong wind is possible.


The expedition is managed by travelers who have extensive experience. We recommend the thick-borne encephalitis vaccine and the doctor's consultation.


The tour route and schedules of movement can change in view of unpredictability of weather conditions and inaccessibility of the district. The head of the expedition daily determines the route according to the situation and weather conditions.

Participant's travel report
| Erika u. Peter Jost

Ich öffne den Reißverschluss meines Zeltes u. schlage die taufeuchte Plane zurück. Mein Blick fällt auf die kleinen Zelte meiner Mitreisenden u. auf das große Küchenzelt, in dem es schon verheißungsvoll klappert. Man schält sich aus den warmen Schlafsäcken- es hatte Minusgrade in der Nacht — u. begibt sich zur Katzenwäsche an den Fluss mit milchigweißem eiskalten Gletscherwasser.


Altai | A great adventure in Siberia (off-road tour, rafting, hiking)
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Date: 15.06.24