Rudny Altai is one of the very few places where nature is preserved in almost pristine condition. Every spring and autumn there is a great migration of animals from the Russian Altai on the territory of Kazakhstan and vice versa. Here you can see roe deer, red deer and elks. In addition, it is always a pleasure to see some hares, foxes and chipmunks.
You can see about 200 species of birds (!) in the Altai in different periods of time, including Siberian species only: Grouse, Siberian Rubythroat, Baikal Bullfinch, Siberian Jay, Ural Owl, etc. You will not see these birds anywhere else in the territory of Kazakhstan. The flora here is even more diverse than the fauna.
Our proposed tour will be held in the very heart of the Rudny Altai, in the real taiga, where there is always a good chance to meet birds and animals. Our guides will tell you about the life of inhabitants of the forest and show both useful and poisonous plants. You will get a chance to drink healing herbal tea on the route of the road.
Location: Floodplain of the river Black Uba, Taiga, Mixed forest, Lyamkin mountain
9:00 Arrival at Ridder. From there, we are off to the «Black Uba» settlement. The road to the settlement is very picturesque, so we can stop on our way there to take some beautiful shots
11:00 Arrival at the settlement. Locals will welcome us with a cup of scented tea and buns.
After that, we can start our route. Our destination is the foot of eternally snow-peaked Lyamkin mount. The route is looped back, the mileage of the route depends on the physical fitness of our group and is negotiated directly before going on the route. In any case, we will walk from 5 to 10 kilometers.
This trip is going to leave you with unforgettable impressions. We will go through unknown paths, enjoy the birdsong and see the traces of wild animals. We will come to the old hunting ambush, where you can climb up and look at the forest from above.
13:00 Lunch time. Let’s have a picnic in the cozy gazebo on the route
14:00 Let’s continue the route! There is a lot more to see and admire.
16:00 Arrival at the settlement. Here, we can have some tea and share our impressions
18:00 Arrival at Ridder. Departure to Oskemen.
As an option, tourists could stay overnight in the settlement. In the evening, you can go to Russian banya. It is hard to imagine a good holiday without going to sauna! Healing steam and cool mountain air do just the job. These all will make you feel like you are born again. After banya, you can enjoy your country dinner and sweet dream. In the morning, feeling strong and refreshed, you can go back to the town.
Please don`t forget to pack warm clothes, spare shoes and mosquito repellent.
Tour price per person:
2 people – 177 $
3 people – 132 $
– Transfer on the route:
Oskemen – Ridder – Oskemen on comfortable transport
– Excursions along the route
– 2 meals + a snack
– Medical insurance
– translator (upon request)
– accommodation and meals in the settlement