Why You Should Visit the Altai Mountains
As a child my parents used to take me there to spend time together in nature and to immerse ourselves in the Altai culture. Now when I think about my plans for the summer, a trip to the mountains is at the top of my priority list. It's where I truly rest my soul. To immerse you a bit in this magical atmosphere, I'd like to share my memories. The Altai Mountains are definitely worth a visit.
The village of Artybash even has its own zoo. The animals are very carefully cared for, some of them can even be fed, but for this you need to buy carrots or cabbage at the ticket office (there is an entrance fee). There are also warning signs everywhere about safety around animals.
Another adventure you can experience is to take a boat trip on Lake Teletskoye. These are very exciting excursions, which you can buy tickets for on the shore of the lake (there are usually guides standing by the boats, from whom you can ask about the cost). The most popular route is to get to the Korbu Waterfall. Once you get there, you will not only see this attraction, but you can also go to cafes and buy souvenirs (the area is very developed for tourists).
Lake Teletskoye is the place for those who want a relaxing vacation (you can live in a house on the mountain and walk along the shore of the lake every day or have picnics). Despite the fact that this is a fairly popular destination for people, it is very quiet and peaceful here.
One of the exciting attractions is the cable car. You can come here at any time. In winter, the cable cars let you enjoy the snow-covered mountains and ski slopes. In summer, cable cars take guests to the height of 1020 and 1240 meters, from where you can go for a walk along the eco-trails of the park "Keeper of the Greater Altai". I rode this cable car when I was little and the experience was indescribable. Personally, I haven't stayed in any hotels here, but I've been inside of a five-star hotel and seen the incredible interior in the main lobby. There were also cafes with a variety of food there. In general, this resort can be called one of the most prestigious places in the Altai Mountains, so the prices here are quite high.
On the territory there are several active ways to have fun for the bravest ones - bungee jumping (one - for children and one - for adults). If you get tired, you can go down to the river bank and take photos.
These are my favorite places right now and I hope I can visit something new soon. In conclusion I want to say that now tourism in the Altai Mountains has begun to develop strongly. Every year new tourist centers for recreation, cultural places, museums, parks, mountain excursions appear. You can find places that suit your budget. There is almost everything here to ensure that people make their vacation as comfortable and memorable as possible. It is a magical place, where you don’t think about problems and take a break from routine.