Morning transfer (08.00.) from Novosibirsk by organized minibus / comfortable bus to 801 km. Chuysky tract. Overnight at the camp site
The beginning of the pedestrian part of the route through flower meadows and rocks. The smooth ascent begins from the old Chui dam, then along the Maashey (Mazhoy) river, crossing the cedar taiga to the mouth of the Karakabak river. When meeting with local shepherds, we can buy cow’s milk, bear meat or sheep. 15 km.
Exit to the upper reaches of the Karakabak river, where there are five amazing mountain lakes. The lakes have a milky turquoise water color and surrounded by mountain peaks all this splendor appears as a miracle of nature. Prepare a sketchbook or canvas with paints. 16 km.
morning plein air. Dinner. Return to 16 km.
Hike to the Maashey glacier-one of the largest glaciers in Altai. Ahead, the main peaks of the North Chui ridge open: Maashey-Bash (4175 m) and Karagem-Bash (3950 m). Maashey glacier lies in the Great circus on the Northern slope of the North Chui range. This is a deep gorge of the Maashey river, where the disappeared lake Maashey was located. The slopes of Maashey-Bash and Karagem mountains feed the glacier with snow. The length of the glacier is 6.5-7 km, the area is 12.8 sq. m. it Is one of the largest and undoubtedly the most beautiful glaciers in Altai. The tongue drops to 2200 m at 12 km.
Radial exit to the “Alenkin lakes”. After a steep and long climb to the moraine, you will see an amazing view of a small mountain lake, a number of small waterfalls, streams, flowers and snow-capped peaks-this is another great opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the Altai highlands. We will have a little time for creativity!
Return to the valley of the river Chuya
Here is the best place for photography and plein air! The lakes reflect the main peaks above 4000 m.
A trip to The Martian landscapes, geyser lake. There will be plein air time. The riot of colors will allow you to draw today in different techniques. Watercolor, oil, pastel – for every taste!
Departure to Novosibirsk. Arrival at 24.00.