Steam clubs over the lake surface, snowy landscapes of Altai and hundreds of graceful whooper swans - an incredible concentration of beauty awaits you on this journey. We will go to Lake Svetloye, where snow-white birds winter every year, open the door to the world of Altai legends and take wonderful photos. And at the local bazaar you can ride a sleigh and warm yourself with herbal tea. Individual excursion for 1–6 people Duration 3 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car from 4400 rub. for 1-2 people or 2200 rubles. per person if there are more of you
What awaits you
The road of Altai legends Lake Svetloye, which the locals nicknamed Swan, is separated from Gorno-Altaysk by 60 kilometers of winter road: we will cover this distance in a little over an hour, admiring the landscapes of the Pre-Altai plain, meadow steppes of Northern Altai and mesmerizing ancient terraces of the Katun River. On the way, you will meet a local sentry - Mount Babyrgan. You will hear the legends surrounding this place, learn about the mighty hero who gave the name to the mountain, and fill up the treasury of interesting facts about Altai
Swan Lake And here we have before us the Svetloe lake, over which clouds of steam rise in frosty weather. This is the only place in Altai where whooper swans spend the winter from November to April, which, according to legends, bring good luck. Every year their arrival is celebrated as a holiday! You will learn why the swan is considered to be a totem animal here, you will hear the "swan" legend about the first Turk in Altai. And, of course, you will catch hundreds of graceful creatures sliding along the surface of the lake
Also on Svetly you can buy food for swans to treat birds and take portrait photos. And at the local bazaar you can buy souvenirs, warm yourself with Altai tea or ride in a horse-drawn sleigh.
- The tour takes place in a Mitsubishi Outlander car
- Additionally, if you wish, you can pay for bird food, sleigh rides and souvenirs
The beginning of the excursion in Gorno-Altaysk. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.