The Beauty of winter Altay
The Altai Mountains form the tallest mountain range in southern Siberia and are separated by deep river valleys and vast intermountain hollows. The Altai stretches into Central Asia and crosses four state borders: Russian, Mongolian, Chinese and Kazakh. Altai Mountains, Aktru River valley.
The mountainous areas of the Altai (3,134 kilometers from Moscow) are, together with Lake Baikal, Siberia’s most popular tourist areas. Stolby (Pillars) Nature Sanctuary, Krasnoyarsk.
However, these places are not crowded tourist traps, and in winter they are difficult to get to and appear quite desolate. Altai Mountains, Aktru River valley.
Here anyone can come face to face with untouched nature. Suburbs of Krasnoyarsk.
Buybinsky Pass. A chapel marks the spot of the death of Alexandr Lebed, the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, and his companions in 2002. The death was caused a Mi-8 helicopter crash after it collided with electrical lines during conditions of poor visibility.
The Altai Mountains, considered by some the “lungs” of the planet, is one of the cleanest and most unpolluted regions in Russia. Ergaki National Park.
As a result of its remote location, Altai’s nature has been well preserved. Krasnoyarsk, Tatyshev Island.
There are also opportunities for rafting, hiking, mountain climbing and sleeping in traditional yurts. Krasnoyarsk, Tatyshev Island, the Yenisei River.