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Climbing Belukha East, 4509 m

Climbing on Belukha East, 4509 m

Belukha Mountain is a symbol of the Altai, the queen of the Altai mountains, the kingdom of snow, ice, thundering avalanches and glittering waterfalls. From time immemorial, a magnet has attracted climbers and tourists from all over the world.

Climbing on Belukh is part of the Snow Leopard of Russia program

Tour type:
Expeditions and ascents
Gorny Altai Republic, Belukha district
Number of participants:
From 1 to 10 people
Maximum height:
4509 m
Start of the program:
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk
Finish program:
Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Gorno-Altaysk
13 days
650 USD
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Day 1

Meeting of participants in Novosibirsk. Transfer Novosibirsk - Tungur. Our route passes through the cities: Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaysk. At any of these points you can join. The road is 12/14 hours. Meals on the road yourself

Day 2

Packing things and products on horses. Tungur - camp "Three birches", acquaintance with the participants, safety measures on the route, fitting backpacks to the transition, a bathhouse. Lunch and dinner in the camp kitchen. Overnight in tents

Day 3

Trekking "Three Birches" - camp Tekelu. 16km.  Movement along the trail. Overnight in tents

Day 4

Trekking to Tekelu Camp - Lake Akkemskoye. 13 km Overnight in tents

Day 5

Trekking Lake Akkemskoye - “Tomsk camp.” 13 km. Grotto, where the Ak-kem river, Ak-kemsky glacier (Rodzevich), Ak-kemsky icefall breaks out from under the glacier. Uncomplicated Kurumnik, screes, moraines, closed ice at this time of year. 13 km. Overnight in tents

Day 6

Acclimatization day. (Under optimal weather conditions, exit to the Mensu Glacier). Training session (walking in ligaments, railings, walking in three cycles)

Day 7

The Delaunay Pass (categorization - 2b, 3400 m) - Mensu Glacier - Big Berelsky Saddle (BBS) - Berelsky sites 3520 m. (According to the state of the group - access to the TKT pass). Closed glacier, many cracks, ice and snow bridges. Ligament walking

Day 8

Exit at 2-00 from the assault camp to Belukhinsky pass through the crest 3 b, (or 3a, in snowy conditions), 8-30, 12-00 Peak Belukha Vostochnaya, 4509 m. Descent along the ascent path. Lunch at the BBS. In the evening, descent to Tomsk camp. Or an overnight stay on BBS. Walking in bundles, railings, walking in three measures. Rocks, sinking ice, alternating movement

Day 9

Reserve day

Day 10

Trekking: Tomsk camp - Ak-kem lake, Tekelu waterfall camp

Day 11

Descent along the path along the Ak-kem river to the Three Birch camp, return by off-road transport to Tungur

Day 12

Descent to Tungur. Transfer Tungur - Novosibirsk

Day 13

Arrival in Novosibirsk. We recommend return tickets for evening flights

Attention! It is possible to change the route due to natural and other factors, at the discretion of the instructor

During the passage you will find fascinating stories related to these places, breathing and joint gymnastics, meditation practices and many positive emotions.

Do not forget the camera! this is not a forgotten trip! Remembering this ascent on winter evenings, leafing through photos sparkling from snow and smiles, you will be filled with strength and energy for new achievements and discoveries. There is a side effect: "mountaineering is addictive!"

Climbers will be sent certificates on the passage of this route, Eastern Belukha, 4509 m. Each participant will receive a certificate of perfect ascent and a branded chevron Adventure Team.

Novosibirsk - Barnaul - Biysk - Gorno-Altaysk - Tungur - “Three Birch” camp - Tekelu camp - Lake Akkem - Tomsk camp - Delone pass - Big Berelskoe Saddle - Belukha summit east 4509 m. - Akkem lake - Tekelu camp – Tungur - Gorno-Altaysk - Biysk - Barnaul - Novosibirsk

The cost of a package of services - from 650 US dollars *

* Payment is made in Russian rubles !!!

The tour price includes:

  • Transfer Novosibirsk - Tungur - Novosibirsk
  • Transfer on off-road vehicles to the “Three Birch” camp
  • Horse throwing of products and equipment to the lake Akkem
  • Accommodation in tents on the entire route
  • Meals on the entire route starting from lunch from the 2nd day of travel
  • Group equipment
  • Individual equipment (helmet, harness, self-insurance mustache, carbines, ice ax, jumar, trigger device, cats)
  • Registration of passes to the border zone
  • Guide services
  • Helicopter accident insurance for active days on the route
  • Bath 1 time on the entire route

Group public equipment: tents, basic ropes, communication equipment, gas or gasoline, burners, a medical kit, cooking utensils, etc.

The tour price does not include:

  • meals on transfer
  • additional excursions,
  • transfers outside the program
  • insurance in the lowlands at the transition to the base camp

Additional personal expenses
Of the additional costs, it is worth providing meals in a cafe on the way to the village and in the village of Tungur upon arrival at the base (until the departure to the route, including breakfast on the day of going to the mountains). On the road to Tungur in roadside cafes - the average bill is 250-300 rubles. In Tungur, in a cafe, the average bill is 150-200 rubles. for lunch with meat. One dish - 50-80 rubles.
The cost of the trip includes visiting the bath 1 time.
It is possible to organize additional visits to the baths on Lake Akkem on the 4th and 10th day of travel. The cost depends on the number of participants and the time ordered. Usually this is 500-600 rubles per person per hour of bath.
You can include souvenirs in the village of Tungur. On average, from 500 to 2,000 rubles are spent on this.

Attention! To obtain a pass to the border territory, a scan of the first page of the passport is required 30 days before the start of the trip for citizens of the Russian Federation and 60 days before the start of the trip for foreign citizens

Mount Belukha is a symbol of Altai, its slopes are covered with eternal snows and glaciers. This is the realm of snow, ice, rumbling avalanches and sparkling waterfalls. Since time immemorial, a magnet has attracted tourists from all over the world.

The majestically beautiful, impregnable two-headed queen of the Altai mountains Belukha is represented by two peaks in the form of irregular pyramids - Eastern (4506 m) and Western Belukha (4435 m). "Beluga Saddle" (4000 m).

“Dwelling place of the gods”, “Great old man” - this is the name of the city of Belukha Altaians. And according to N.K. Roerich is a mountain that “deserts even whisper about.” Travelers who contemplate the greatness of the sparkling double-headed peak speak of its unearthly beauty, an amazing change of colors at sunset, the amazing proximity of the sky, the vibrant twinkling of stars

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