This unique trip combines a stunning approach trek with the ascent of the highest summit of the whole Altai, the magnificent Mount Belukha (4506m). We trek through mountain forest Taiga to the beautiful Kucherla Lake, over Kara-Turek pass (3060m) for acclimatisation to Base Camp on the Akkem Lake. The mountain ascent requires previous experience of ice axe and crampons and takes a route up the Akkem glacier to gain the Delone Col before a high camp is established on the plateau above the steep Berelskoye Saddle at 3800m. The summit is reached via fixed ropes to give dramatic views across Siberia and the Altai.
Our leader in 2012 described this peak and its appearance as one of the most stunningly beautiful places he had been to.
A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified) to Barnaul
Internal Air travel
Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
Park fees as appropriate, permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
Medical safety equipment and supplies.
Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning customers.
15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop
Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
Drinks and hotel or guest house meals unless specified.
Personal medical supplies.
Personal use of communication equipment.
Tips for porters and local guides.
Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.