Altay, skitour in Aktru, 10 days

Price: by request €
Period: December-May
Activity: Ski Tour

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Arrival to Barnaul airport. Transfer 682km, 9-10h by Chuiski trakt to Kurai village, 1600m. By the way stops in picturesque places and for taking a lunch. Transfer 25km with off-road car via Kuraikaya steppe to Ak-tru refuge, 2150m. Accommodation in 2-3-4 bed rooms.

Aktru BC

2 Ski tour 2km to Uchitel pass, 3000m. Night in the refuge. 

Aktru BC


Ski tour 6km to peak Cupola of  3 Lakes, 3527m. Night in the refuge. 

Aktru BC BLD

Ski tour 7km by Small Aktru glacier to Snegnaya peak, 3655m.  Night in the refuge.

Aktru BC BLD
5 Rest day or lite ski tour to nearest slopes. At evening time - national Russian sauna - banya. Night in the refuge. Aktru BC  
6 Ski tour 7km to Znachkistov pass, 3300m or Stagerov peak, 3720m. Descent to Blue Lake 2900m. Night in the small hut near the lake.  hut BLD
7 Ski tour 5km to the Aktru pass, 3920m or to the highest point of the valley - mt.Aktru, 4077m. Descent by Big Aktru glacier (left) to the Aktru refuge, 2150m.  Aktru BC BLD
8 Ski tour 8km to the Fizkulturnik pass, 3500m by Big Aktru glacier (right). Night in the refuge. Aktru BC BLD
9 Descent to Kurai village (ski descent as far as possible). Luggage transported with off-road car. Transfer 682km, 7-8h to Barnaul. Night in the Central hotel 3*, DBL. Aktru BC BLD
10 Transfer 10km to airport. Departure flight. hotel 

Quotation includes:

  • All necessary transfers required for carrying out the trip
  • Accommodation according with the program
  • Full board throughout the trip, excluding last dinner at Barnaul
  • Group leader or GHM - free of charge
  • New Route mountain guide and cook
  • National Russian sauna – banya at 5th day
  • Necessary formality (visa support, passport registration, permits).

Not included in price:

  • Flights to from Barnaul airport
  • Unexpected preliminary evacuation cost
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses, alcohol
  • Visa costs

Region description:

Aktru area (named after Aktru peak, 4040 m) is the highest part of Northern Chuisky Range (the highest summit is Maashey-Bashi peak, 4173 m. It offers variety of possibilities for trekking and climbing. The unique feature of the area is the location of the "Aktru" mountaineering base - very close to Maliy (Small) Aktru glacier and it's availability even in winter. Because the area has good features for skitour snowboarding and heliskiing.

Weather Conditions:

Aipril and May is a good time for visit Aktru. Snow is stable and weather is sunny. Daytime temperatures on the track +2+10˚C and 0 -10˚C in the night. The temperature at the altitude of 3,000m in the night may drop to -20˚C or less.

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