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.