Altay, climbing to Mt. Belukha, 4506m , 13 days

Price: 1 680 € €
Period: 2020.08.29 — 2020.09.10
Activity: Climb

Program 2020:



Day’s program:



Meeting in Barnaul airport at 7:00. Transfer to Tungur. 
By the way few stops in picturesque places for rest and lunch.
Late night arriving. Night in the refuge in 3-4 persons’ room.
Distance: 10-12h, 750km.




All common and part of heavy individual equipment would be
carry by horses to Ak-kem lake base camp.

Transfer by flat with local jeep 4X4.
Trekking: the base camp Elan’ - camp “Meteostation” (1 600 m).
 Overnight stop is in the tents. Dinner is cooked on stove or fire.
 Distance: 10km, 3h.




Trekking:  the camp “Meteostation” (1600 m) –
camp "Kamennaya izba" (2700 m).
Overnight stop is in the tents. Dinner is cooked on stove.
: 25km, 7-8h.




Trekking: the camp "Kamennaya izba"(2700m) - 
Kara-Turek pass (3060m) - the base camp Ak-kem (1950 m).
Accommodation in tents or simple rooms in Meteostation territory.
Dinner is cooked on stove.
Evening time banya (national wet sauna) for washing.
Distance: 18km, 6-7h.




Today is day of rest and training of personal equipment.
Tent or simple hut accommodation.




From that day starting ascension part (4-5 days of autonomic).  
All group members will have part of common stuff as tent for
2-3 persons, food for 4-5 days and gas.
Trekking: the base camp Ak-kem – “Tomskie Nochevki” camp (3000 m).
Night in the “Tomskie Nochevki” camp place. Dinner is cooked on stove.
Distance: 17km, 7-8h.




Ascent Tomskie Nochevki - the Delone pass (3400 m) -
the Mensu glacier – the - the plateau (3800 m).
Mountain pass Delone has 35° - 45° steep snow-ice
wall with the length of 300 m (5-6 pitches). 
Descent to the Mensu glacier and further ascent
of the plateau over the Berelskoye Saddle mountain pass (3520 m).
Overnight stop in tents on the glacier. Dinner is cooked on a stove.
Distance: 12km, 7-9h.




Ascent to East (Main) Belukha (4506 m).
The start is at about 2-3 a.m. We fix 6 ropes to the TKT pass (3800)
and Belukhinsky pass (4300m) from this point we may see both peaks
of Mt. Belukha. After 3 hours we will be at the summit.
Great view if the weather is good. The way back is the same with
fixed ropes to the camp on Berelskoye Saddle.
After small rest possible to descent by same way to the Tomskie
Nochevki Camp (3000m) or keep stay in camp.
Dinner is cooked on a stove.
Distance: 20km, 10-12h.




Backup day in case of bad weather.




Descent: Berelskoye Saddle mountain pass (3520 m)
or Tomskie Nochevki Camp – the base camp Ak-kem(1950 m).
At Ak-kem we have Russian banya (national wet sauna) for washing.
Rest at the base camp. Distance: 17km, 5-6h.




Trekking: the base camp Ak-Kem – meadow “Three birches” 25km
from there with GAZ-66 we cross the pass Kuzuyak (1340 m) –
Tungur village. Descent along the Ak-kem river thru the forest with
light backpack. Horses with all equipment go by round way.
Refuge accommodation in 3-4 beds room. Night at the private refuge.
Distance: 45km.




After breakfast transfer to Barnaul city. Late night (11-12 pm) arriving to the hotel a, 2-3 person rooms. Next morning depart flight.
Distance: 10-12h, 750km.




Flight back.

B - breakfast (porridge, bred, cheese, sausage, tea or coffee, sweets)

Lb - lunch bag (sandwich, chocolate, dry fruits mix)

L - lunch (soup, bred, tea or coffee, sweets)

D - dinner (second meal, bred, tea or coffee, sweets)

Price per person for the trip: 1 680 € (the price is for group from 6 members)

The price includes:

·         All necessary transfers required for carrying out the trip:

-             Barnaul-Tungur-Barnaul by van;

-             Tungur-Elan’ by local jeep at 2nd day;

-             crossing Kuzuyak pass-Tungur by GAZ-66 at 11th day;

·         Accommodation according with the program:

-          two nights in Tungur refuge (3-4-5 bed rooms)

-          two or three nights in Akkem BC (tent or simple hut);

-          one night in Barnaul Airport Hotel (2 bed rooms);

·         All food according to the program;

·         English speaking lead mountain guide during all the program;

·         English speaking mountain guide (1 per each 4 persons), without Group leader or GHM (1 per each 5 person);

·         Cook service (by guides);

·         Pack horses (to carry common and part of heavy private equipment) with horseman;

·         Russian banya (national wet sauna) in Akkem lake and Tungur (3 times)

·         Necessary formality (visa support, passport registration, permits).


Organizer provides (included in price):

·       2-3 - persons expedition tents (3 person during climbing part);

·       Common climbing and cooking equipment – ropes, gas stoves

The price does not include:

·       Flight to / from Barnaul;

·       Unexpected preliminary evacuation cost;

·       Insurance;

·       Extra Russian banya (national wet sauna) with possibility by request;

·       Personal climbing equipment (helmet, harness, ascender, ice axe, 4 carabineers, 2 slings, descender)

·       Personal expenses, alcohol;

·       Visa fees.

Given the mountainous area, you must first consult with your doctor. Vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is highly recommended. Ascension part of expedition is implicit neglect of comfort. Program may be changed by guide decision according with weather, snow or route condition.

Attention: For visit of Mt. Belukha region (border zone) you will need to file documents for permits not less than 45 days before visit. 

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