Trekking in Siberia: Altay, Shavlinskie lakes.

Autumn trekking to Shavlinskie lakes.

Trekking route for Schavlinskie lakes. This is very popular summer route but in winter time this road looks differently. These photos are made at last days of october. The main preference of this season it’s total absence of other tourists and meditative staying on the lake.

We woke up, enjoyed the view and... here we go!
We woke up, enjoyed the view and… here we go!
More and more beautiful landscapes.
More and more beautiful landscapes.
Kurayiskiy ridge.
Kurayiskiy ridge.
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Severo-Tchuiskiy ridge.
Tchuya river and destroyed bridge.
Tchuya river and destroyed bridge.
Second night in a tent and first night snow.
Second night in a tent and first night snow.
Snowy landscape - best company for your coffee cup ;-).
Snowy landscape – best company for your coffee cup ;-).
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A climb to the Eschtikkol plato.
Eschtikol plato.
Eschtikkol plato.
The road.
The road.
A climb to the Echtikkol plato.
Downhill from the Echtikkol plato.
Schavla river.
Schavla river.
Lower Schavlinskoe lake. Snowy weather.
Lower Schavlinskoe lake. Snowy weather.
The pass to second Schavlinskoe lake.
The pass to second Schavlinskoe lake.
SNOWSTORM SWEEPS BUT SOMETIMES SUN IS SHININING.
SNOWSTORM SWEEPS BUT SOMETIMES SUN IS SHININING.
View to lower lake.
View to lower lake.
A small upper lake is already covered with ice.
A small upper lake is already covered with ice.

What you should have for this route?

    • 7 days for this route is a minimum.
    • You should have twice warmer clothes and of course your backpack, warm sleeping bag and comfortable trekking shoes.

Day 1: Transfer to the village Chibit placement on the base. Dinner.
Day 2: We start the route from the village. We go up along  the river Ora. We stay for a night in the camp near small waterfall.
Day 3: The climb to the Plateau Eshtykkol.
Day 4: Trekking along Shabaga river to the lake lower Shavlinskoe.
Day 5:  Radial hike to the glacier. Sauna on the shore of lake, dinner.
Day 6: Start movement downriver Shavla.
Day 7: The rise to the Plateau Eshtykkol.
Day 8: The descent from the pass to the river Oroy. We come back to the village.