The Altay Mountains, located at the heart of the Eurasian continent, bordering on Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, consist of the Altay Territory and the Altay Republic. Its size is comparable to Portugal, Jordan, and Hungary. Roughly 200,000 people live in the area and they are considered ancestors of modern Turks, with a deeply spiritual culture and very old language. Even ancient Sumerians used expressions and words found in the Altay language as early as 3000 B.C.
This sprawling and sparsely populated region is home to over 7000 lakes, snow-capped mountains – including Siberia’s highest peak – Mt Belukha. As a result of its remote location, Altay’s nature has been well preserved. Mountain lakes here remain crystal clear, while forests, dotted valleys and mountain slopes make the air incredibly pure.
The Altai Republic has long been regarded as an area of spiritual and occult significance, and Russian philosopher and painter Nikolai Rerikh (Nicholas Roerich) visited the region in the early 20th century in an attempt to locate the entrance to Shambala, the mythical enlightened land of Tibetan Buddhism.
It is an area that is well known as one of Earth’s primary energy centers. The personal energy fields of people entering Altay are deeply affected by the areas energy flow, frequently resulting in ‘dramatic healing experiences’ as the flow pushes through personal energy blockages. It does it with plants, too! You can only imagine how powerful and supercharged all plants which grow in this region are!
Thanks to the careful protection of nature in Altay, rare medicinal plants still grow in the area. It’s home to over 500 unique endemic herbs, which only exist in this mountain region. Special soil conditions of Altay fields provide a perfect environment for local plants. It makes every herb growing in this high elevation super potent, packed with powerful natural vitamins and bioflavonoids. Even cows fed on these hills need three times less grass than those at sea level, because of the superb nutritional density of all plants growing here.