Trekking to Belukha mountain
(Adventure hike in Russia)
Belukha or as the locals call it - Ӱch-Sӱmer "Three-headed", Kadyn-Bazhy "The top of the Katun'' is the highest point of the Altai Mountains (4506 m), which crowns the Katunsky ridge. It is also one of the highest mountain peaks in Russia and is included in the list of ten peaks ascending which one will be awarded with the title of "Snow Leopard of Russia''. It is impossible to describe the beauty of this region in words but if you try it will look like: the high mountain relief, typically alpine, with deep gorges, rocks, talus and moraines; vertical alpine ridges rise above all this to an altitude of 2500 m.
Rivers are another asset of the Katunsky ridge. Melted waters of glaciers and snows mainly take part in their nutrition, thus the water streams born near the glaciers of Mount Belukha form a special Altai type of rivers - in summer they are full-flowing, fleeting and thanks to the relief often form waterfalls of amazing beauty.
What fantastic pictures nature creates in this region! - these are fabulous forests, where coniferous and deciduous trees have mixed creating vivid pictures in different seasons of the year; alpine meadows with fragrant herbs; thickets of edible currant and raspberry bushes, honeysuckle and black chokeberry. All this is replete with colors and creates a cozy Altai image which despite its wildness attracts all adventure lovers.
We invite you to plunge into this breathtaking beauty, walk the hiking route to the foot of Mount Belukha to the Ak-Kem tourist base, recharge with the energy of the most mystical place in the Altai Republic where according to many esotericists there is one of the entrances to the mysterious land of Shambala or as the Old Believers of Altai call it - Belovodye.
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