WHY TRAVEL TO ALTAI, SIBERIA?
Visit the Altai Republic and it’s easy to forget that you’re still in Russia. One of Russia’s ethnic republics, primary representing the indigenous Altay people, the Altai Republic straddles the Siberian taiga, the steppes of Kazakhstan and the Mongolian plateau. This crossroad of civilization is home to an astonishingly diverse population of indigenous groups and nationalities.
The landscape of the majestic Altai Mountain range consists of snow-capped peaks, plummeting canyons, forest-flanked rivers and glinting glacial lakes. Tourism in Altai is still in its infancy, making an Altai adventure tour ideal for leaving the tourist trappings behind in favour of wilderness hikes, horse-riding, kayaking and white-water rafting. And while Altai’s scenery may take your breath away, the warmth, hospitality and ancient culture of its people will undoubtedly steal your heart.