Altai Discovery Team is the group of professional guides – travelers, participants of off-road expeditions who knows how to make your mountain trip maximum comfortable and pleasant. We will bring You to the most hard-to-get-to places with luxury off-road transport – Mitsubishi Delicas. You will eat extremely tasty and fresh food! And You don’t need special skills to travel with us. All You need is just a wish – to see the Beauty of Mountain Kingdome Altai and we will make it real!
- Why Altai?
- Let's start with our first trip together to United Arab Emirates in 1998, that's where we started learning the blessings of Civilization.
Than there were wonderful Alps of Czech Republic, Germany and France. The Pyrenees of Spain and unimaginable edge of Continent - Portugal, Lagos, Atlantic Ocean! Crimea - severe and soft at the same time - fantastic mountains and infinite Black sea. Incredible India - incomprehensible Delhi, Tadzh Mahal, the Pink City and our super guide-driver Deu, Goa and tasty Nepal food, Bodgaja and the Tibetan medicine. Small but beautiful Sikkim, Gantok, Konchandzonga (86,), because of a snowfall we missed a trip to the high-mountain lake, but had a great bonus - visit to Karmapa's house. To our surprise, he never heard of Altai, we have corrected a situation and have presented to Him a two-temperature stone from Katun river. Than high-mountain lake in the north of China - shaking Tien Shan! Our recent trip - Vietnam - Halong - the Miracle of the world! Hue, Hoj An, Na Trang, legendary Saigon and, of course, capital Hanoi where we have met Shawn - our the Third for all this unforgettable trip. Our Vietnam has ended with Delta of Mekong, and Cambodia has begun. Contrast Pnom-Penh and amazing Angkor! Inexpressibly, just "must see" place! And full shanty on the Koh Pangan Island at the southwest of the Gulf of Siam, Thailand.
Almost all our trips are taken at the winter, the Summer is all for Altai. We've been there many times, but magic of Altai is that it constantly pulls you back. Back to a never-ending energy source where you forget about everything at once, you cease to look at the watch and you look with surprise at something called a car armrest. Altai is the place where you enjoy each breath of the cleanest air and, with improbable pleasure you realize that you are Here and Now+. And, thus, you are engaged in the favorite business of your life - Discovering. And here, you know, a large quantity of the unknown .
Denis and Ksenia
- I have very romantic memories about my first trip to Altai - I went there with my beloved. The trip lasted for two weeks, so we didn't manage to see everything. I can't find the right words to describe my impressions, I envy myself that I've been there! Mountains, waterfalls, rivers with stormy water, landscape that is changing every kilometer of the road - everything was for the first time for me! The Altai is different, unpredictable, it makes you wait for the new landscape after each turn.
The farther you move away from civilization, the sharper become all your senses.
Eternal mountains instead of never ending life stress, small tent instead of comfortable city apartment+The tent is so small and you are there with the man your love + you get a feeling that you two are all alone in this endless universe called Altai.
- Why Altai??? Because it grabs your mind like nothing else in this World. I can't compare these feelings with anything else in my life.
I first went to Altai about 10 years ago, I went there with my friend. I thought I knew it all about this place because many of my friends told me hundreds of stories about Altai. But the first stop near Gorno-Altaisk showed that I was totally wrong! There were the biggest stars I've ever seen, I had gooseflesh all over my body - this moment I'll remember forever. This trip was only for a few days, so we didn't go far from the city. In my second trip to Altai, we went deeper to this magic Land. It can't be compared with anything - for the first time I've breezed in the really clean air - sweet and ravishing. This feeling made me crazy and I become the addicted one!
However, the third time, stroke me really seriously. That time I was all ready to search for the unknown. That trip wasn't just for entertainment, it was for enjoying something, I didn't yet understand. And this something was power. It's been calling me to come back every year since than. There was not a single day when I didn't think about it, didn't feel that Altai is close, and didn't count the days left until I'll be back there again. I've been to many places in Russia -from Moscow to Vladivostok. It's even easier to tell where I haven't been. But I've never experienced this feeling of entering into the whole stream of different sensations.
And this is all about Altai, it is possible to compare it to good music that you want to give to the whole World. For this reason, I will take there everyone to give people the chance to hear the melody of nature and to get the feeling that Altai it one and only at the Planet!!! Breathe in, look around and try.
Truly yours, Vitaliy, your guide to the cradle of a life
- We are lucky to live near this magic place and we will be happy to become your guides to the timeless country - Altai!
Altai Discovery Team
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