Ecological tourism or outdoor activities in the mountains of Altai
Altai has always been considered one of the most mysterious and mysterious places on the territory of Russia. Here, almost every stone and even a relatively nondescript river can have an ancient and unique history. This place “lives” with its life.
Sometimes, even the time here stops, and then continues to flow, however, very, very slowly … Ecotourism in Altai Going to the mountainous Altai, the traveler will have to “plunge” into the world of primeval nature.
No civilization to you: only the murmur of wild rivers and the rumble of green trees. It is imperative that every tourist in Altai should visit the natural park called “Belukha”. This ecological place originates from the highest point of Gorny Altai – Belukha.
A two-week hike to the foot of this natural attraction will cause a storm of positive emotions not only among beginners, but also experienced environmental tourists. One of the most interesting places in this route is the Mountain of the Spirits lake. Sometimes, some travelers specially come for the sake of one expedition to this truly mystical and fascinating place.
The crystal clear lake, surrounded by rocks, attracts the modern man to touch the undeveloped natural monument, full of ancient legends and legends. Not less sacred power (and maybe more at times) has a pass between the valleys of Mensu and Kurkure. This sacred place, consisting of seven lakes, has been famous since ancient times and continues to be famous for the local shamans.
It was here that from generation to generation they worshiped their powerful spirits. In order to enjoy the energy of this environmentally friendly place, tourists often camp near the third lake. Throughout the route, travelers can observe the beauty of snowy peaks and unusually clean mountain waterfalls. A novice tourist will have to prepare thoroughly for the upcoming hike, taking into account several important nuances: Most hikes are on foot, so things and food must be taken to a minimum, after discussing the contents of your backpack with an instructor; Expeditions usually have medium complexity, but in any case you should be in good physical shape;
Relatively large difference between time zones (with Moscow + 3 hours); Too frequent weather changes. At night, the temperature can drop to -4, and in the daytime – rise to +30; The lack of shops and settlements makes tourists think through all the details of their trip. Travel can be greatly facilitated if you move on mountain trails on horseback. They will be able to transport part of the provisions.
The exotic nature of such expeditions consists, in no way, in the absence of any signs of civilization, but in a large number of “untrodden” places. And in the atmosphere of snow-white ice and light fog such natural attractions only acquire their own special and picturesque flavor.