Stretching across China, Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, the Altai Mountains are a wildly rugged and completely breathtaking region rarely traversed by outsiders. The 11-day Altai Mountains Adventure kicks off from the Altai Republic capital of Gorno-Altaysk then heads into the depths of this otherworldly Siberian landscape. You’ll spot snow leopards, share in sacred shamanic rituals and cross one of the world’s most stunning thoroughfares, the Chuysky Tract.
Other highlights include exploring the magnificent Karakol and Kamtytugem Valleys, visiting the Little Aktru Glacier and gazing upon the red cliffs of Kyzyl-Chin. If you want an off-the-beaten-track experience, you’re in luck, because this is about as remote as it gets.
The 11-day Siberia: Altai Mountains Adventure with Wild Frontiers Travel starts at US$3700.