This is a remote place is on the border of the Kemerovo region and Khakassia in a reserved Kuznetsk Alatau.
The hike to the Golden Valley is a real adventure for both experienced and novice travelers. You have to overcome dozens of kilometers on the mountain taiga path along the crystal-clear and vibrant river Big Kazyr and enjoy 10 days outdoor activities in Siberia.
On the way to the Golden Valley you will visit the cave where you can see mineral rock outcrops - tremolites, mountain waterfalls, turquoise lakes and alpine meadows. The pass Karatas guards the entrance to the valley, under which the glacier lies.
After overcoming the pass we get into a beautiful valley, which is surrounded by the mountain peaks. Their altitude is more than 2,000 meters above the sea level. This is the only place in the world where a zone of alpine meadows exist on such altitude!
Just imagine: in the Golden Valley more than a dozen waterfalls up to 25 meters are located, a lot of crystal clear springs and centuries-old relic cedars. You can swim in this mountain lake, to taste "forest gold" - a berry cloudberry, find inner balance, meeting the dawn alone with the mountains.
Perhaps if you are lucky to meet isolated from the world population of wild reindeer and rare birds. The unique medicinal plant grows there - Rhodiola rosea. It is popularly known as "golden root". In search of golden root equipped expeditions more Chinese emperors, now, this plant is listed in the Red Book.
Daytime transitions - from 5 to 15 km (total 120 km). On the route rest days are provided. Group includes 5 - 10 people plus a guide. Everyone will help on the camp kitchen on duty (for 2-3 people per time): get the wood, make a fire and cook a mouth-watering meal on the open fire. Kids under 18 years old can attend only with their parents.
Price: ~ 700 USD. The price includes three meals a day on the route, hiking first aid kit, medical insurance, guide and all necessary public equipment (tents, communal cooking utensils, an ax, a saw, a gas burner, gas, etc.), sauna (1 time), organizational costs.
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