Crystal clear turquoise lakes that do not freeze even in winter are one of the natural wonders of Gorny Altai, which is definitely worth seeing. To get to the reservoirs, we will drive along the Chuisky tract and make light trekking along the ice-bound Katun. Get ready to marvel at the cosmic shades of the water, from heavenly to malachite, and hear the legends of these sacred places. Individual excursion for 1–6 people Duration 4 hours Children Allow 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 to the reserved lakes From Gorno-Altaysk we will drive 60 km along the picturesque Chuisky tract, on the way talking about the nature, history and legends of Altai. Then, if the Katun is already frozen in ice, we will walk to the Blue Lakes on foot, but if the river is not frozen, we will change to a UAZ vehicle and reach the place by car. In this case, the path will pass through the epigenetic Askat Valley - I will tell you why this place is considered a repository of power and attracts fans of esotericism. Once at the three non-freezing lakes, you will look at them from different angles, admire the water changing color from blue to malachite. Take amazing photos and learn about the features of the reservoirs
Altai bath and local beliefs Local residents believe that the water of the lakes has healing properties: after swimming, ailments leave here, a charge of vigor appears and immunity is strengthened. You will learn what rituals were performed on the Blue Lakes by Altai missionaries, who recognized the sacredness of these places back in the 19th century, and which of these traditions have survived today. And of course, you yourself can plunge into the purest water, and in winter - even take a steam bath on the shore of the reservoir.
- The tour takes place in a Mitsubishi Outlander car
- In winter, we reach the lakes on foot across the Katun River (if the river is frozen) - about 600 meters. At other times, it is more convenient to get from the village of Skat by UAZ car (the length of the path is 8 km, the time is about 30 minutes), the rental price is 3000 rubles.
- Also, a bathhouse on the shore of the lake is paid separately at will (available only in winter)
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.