“All around is primitive, grandiose, majestic: in a mighty ring these mountains have stretched and departed into the infinite distance. Soft lines shifted, one after another, mixed into a labyrinth of contours and retreated into the elusive distance of the azure air.” Painter Grigory Choros-Gurkin.
Turquois Katun river
“Katun is welcoming. The Blue Mountains are resonant. White is Belukha. The flowers are vivid and the green grasses and cedars are calming. Who has said that Altay is cruel and un-approachable? Whose heart has become fearful of the austere power and beauty?” -Nicholas Roerich
Sunset in Altay mountains
The Altay Mountains are the cradle of many nations. From here Scythian, Hun and Turkish tribes flowed along the endless expanses of Eurasia. Here it were found countless archaeological sites, which due to their historical and cultural significance are to the world treasury of mankind.
Sceneries from Plateau Ukok
Hundreds of different types and cultures of archeological sites were discovered on the Ukok, which include funerary, religious, settler complexes, petro glyphs, stone geometric laying, deer stones and Ancient Turkic statues.
Katu-Yaryk passover and Chulyshman river valley
The most picturesque passover of Altay land. Unique for its unusual slopes symmetry: the descend to the Chulyshman river valley is a 3,5 long zigzag with grade of 70º.
The mummy of “Altay Princess,” a young woman from the Pazyryk culture, found by archaeologists on the Siberian Ukok Plateau in 1993, will be transported in a glass sarcophagus to the Anokhin
The absolute height of a two-headed Belukha is 4,506m above the sea level (it`s the height of its eastern top), the western top is a bit shorter: “only” 4,440m. The slopes of
A Kaychi is a Taleswapper, a man who tells legends – epic tales, heroic national epos. But the story is told in a special way, in a Kai way – by throat