Altai. Kazakstan

Kazakstan, East-Kazakstan region
Altai. Kazakstan
Kazakstan, East-Kazakstan region
8 days
Difficulty level
150 км
Group structure
8-12 человек

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Ust-Kamenogorsk – Katon-Karaghai – Berel – Belaya [White] Berel river – lake Ravnovesiya [Equilibrium] – Kokkol waterfall – Rerikh stone – Kokkol mine – Berel glacier – Belukha mountain – Belaya [White] Berel river –Berel – Belaya [White] Berel river – Katon-Karaghai – lake Zaisan – Kyzyl-Kerish – Ust-Kamenogorsk

Altai is the center of Asia. Many travelers, scientists and esoterica adherents directed their attention to this area. We shall make a trip through Altai’s south-western part which lies far away from well-trodden touristic routes. Kazakstan is awaiting us!

Trekking through the Katon-Karaghai National Park in Kazakhstan along the Belaya Berel river, across a fairy-tale taiga forest that covers mountain slopes, we shall reach the Kokkol waterfall and see the Rerikh stone. Close by is Siberia’s highest mountain—Belukha, from which the Berel glacier is coming down. On the way back to Ust-Kamenogorsk we shall visit one more local wonder of nature—colored clay mountains called Kyzyl-Kerish

Lenth80 km

Duration6 days

Initial meeting place: city of Ust-Kamenogorsk​, Kazakstan

Price per person: 48 000 RUB

Minors (under 18 years of age) get a 15% discount only if they take the trip with a parent.

Group consists of 6-12 people


* Trek program can be changed due the weather conditions, physical conditions of participants, other reasons

Photo report of our trekking in August, 2015 you can find here

Price includes :

  • all transfers,
  • food,
  • instructor's service,
  • rent of common equipment (tents, cooking equipment, GPS, etc.)

Additional expenses:

  • travel expenses to and from initial meeting place,
  • rent of personal equipment,
  • personal expenses
Do You want to go to this trek individually or with your family or friends only? We can find convinient dates for you and we will help you to buy tickets to the meeting point. Just call or write us!

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Усть-Каменогорск – Катон-Карагай – Берель – р.Белая Берель – оз.Равновесия – водопад Кокколь – камень Рериха - рудник Кокколь – Берельский ледник – г.Белуха – р.Белая Берель – Берель – Катон-Карагай – Усть-Каменогорск

Event program

Day 1
Day 1

After our arrival in Ust-Kamenogorsk we shall ride to the east of the region: our goal is a settlement called Katon-Karaghai, the center of the Katon-Karaghai National Park which embraces mountains and taiga forests. 

Days 2-3
Days 2-3

After getting to Berel, the last habitation on our trek, we shall put on our rucksacks and walk upon an old road leading to the southern foothills of the Belukha.

Day 4
Day 4

When we reach Belukha’s foothills, one of Altai’s wonder will be there for us: the Kokkol waterfall

Day 5
Day 5

We shall climb to the Berel glacier that is coming down from Belukha. Since we do not have any special mountain-climbing equipment, we can only walk up to the level of 2 kilometers down from the summit.

Days 6-7
Days 6-7

We are turning back to go towards Berel. We shall once again experience trekking across alpine meadows and woods that seem to have come straight from Russian fairy-tales. 

Day 8
Day 8

Crossing the Belaya Berel and arriving in the settlement of the same name on its shore, we shall return to the guest house in an off-road UAZ vehicle.

Day 9
Day 9

Leaving towards Ust-Kamenogorsk. On the way we shall visit lake Zaisan and a landmark nearby called Kyzyl-Kerish.

Day 10
Day 10

We leave the hospitable Kazakhstan. From Ust-Kamenogorsk one can either take a flight to Moscow or travel overland to Barnaul, the administrative center of Russia’s Altai Krai.

What you need to do


special permission is needed


List of required equipment you can find here


Initial meeting point — city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan


You need active sport insurance

Included in the price

  • Guide's service
  • Transfers in program
  • Camp food
  • Group equipment incl tents
  • Visits of national parks
  • Group medical kit

Not included in the price

  • Tickets to initial point
  • Rent of personal equipment
  • Medical insurance
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Do you want to travel individually or with your family and friends? We will confirm your dates and will offer you the most comfortable price. Call or email us.

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