There is a highland campsite in Altai Mountains in the valley of Aktru, at the height of 2150 m, nearly at the foot of the glacier. This is the place which you can get to by an off-road vehicle and therefore there is no need to transport travelling cargo by yourself.
The geographic station of Tomsk State University has been functioning in the valley over sixty years. Glaciologists, geomorphologists, hydrologists, botanists work there. After having a talk with them you can learn a lot about the nature of the mountains, the landscape areas and the history of scientific and sport exploration of Altai. Students-geographers of Tomsk, Altai and Gorno-Altaysk universities undergo practical training there. Conferences, including international ones, are conducted regularly there. ъ
For whomIf you are already over 30 (40, 50, 60)
, but you are young at heart, and you feel a yearning for learning something new ... If you want to try your strength in severe environmental conditions and learn not only to survive in the mountains, but also help others ... If you want to make new friends and learn to appreciate simple things that stayed unnoticed and underestimated in the vanity of the world...
If you want all this and even more
, but you are not sure of your strength (... I am not young, I'll drop behind), if you are not interested in mountaineering as a sport, however you are attracted by the mountains and their spirit, then you will find people holding the same views in the Aktru campsite. You will gain self-confidence and believe in your strength with our help. You will open new vista, discover previously unknown sides of human soul and character and of course you will reach new heights.
If you are over 30 (40, 50, 60)
and you are not interested in mountaineering and rock climbing or you just can't do it because of your health, but you love nature and you want to get rid of worlds vanity, just get away from civilization then the magnificent landscapes of mountains, glaciers, relict cedars in Aktru valley are just for you. Crystal air, crystal clear springs, salubrious teas made of mountain herbs, walks for pleasure, hot-heated Russian sauna and a pleasant chat, all this will bring you to complete peace of mind and quiet.
Visit Aktru at different seasons (summer, autumn, winter, spring), because each of the seasons has its unique beauty and inimitable charm. And those who have been under mountaineering training during the low season and have had winter ascents can truly consider themselves as people who have passed serious life examination.
You won't find luxury hotels in Aktru valley, there are no comfortable rooms with a shower and a toilet. However, there is a plenty of hotels, wonderful campsites and tourists' centers for those who are only interested in the "civilized" holidays in the Altay Mountains. Many of them are our partners, and we will be glad to help you to organize comfortable holidays, book a room according to your wish, we will help to work out an interesting and various tour of any Altay region (Katun Valley, Teletskoye Lake etc.).