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Training marathon at Altai

July 4-11, 2022

XVIII decadnik “Sources of Success”

  • Seminars, trainings, workshops, night marathons from renowned experts in psychotherapy from around the world.
  • Swimming in the icy Katun and in a warm pool
  • Large groups and night campfires
  • Comfortable accommodations in the pension Adaru and at the camp site “Sokol”
  • Three meals a day at your choise
  • Kids groups and trainings for teenagers

July 11-15, 2022

XIV nature marathon

At your choice:

You can choose to participate in any of the suggested activities or in the complete program.

Organizing Committee (Q&A, applications for participation):
IrinaTatarova (Novosibirsk, Russia)
, +7 (905) 945-87-07, +7 (906) 996-28-91

English language assistance
Sofiya Kamalova
, +7 (916) 062-00-26, +31 (6) 87-08-1964


Download the application form for participation and  accommodation


Location

Mountain (Gorny) Altai is one of the most environmentally sound regions of Russia, there are no plants, factories or other industrial facilities. This stunningly beautiful area is located in the south of Siberia at the state borders with Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. In Turkic language the word “Altai” means «Golden Mountains».

The highest point of the Mountan Altai range is the two-peaked Belukha — the 4509 meters high sacred mountain of the region.

The rich nature of Altai can amaze even an experienced tourist: taiga forests turn into dry prairies, flat hills and mountains give way to steep peaks covered by snow, rivers and lakes change their color as seasons lengthen. Rare species of plants and animals inhabit the region.

Mountain Altai is a real pearl of Siberia. Many European tourists compare this place with Sweden. Although the Altai Mountains might remind one of the Alps, they do have special flavor. A rare place on earth can compete with Altai in its beauty and magnificence. Vast expanse of evergreen taiga, tumultuous mountain rivers, crystal clear lakes, emerald-green meadows covered with edelweiss flowers, astonishing waterfalls are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime!

How to get there

  1. Flight Moscow — Gorno-Altaisk (4 hours) costs approximately 400 Euros per round-trip, transfer from Gorno-Altaisk airport takes 1 hour and costs around 10 Euros.
  2. Flight Moscow — Novosibirsk (3 hours) cost approximately 250 Euros per round-trip, transfer from Novosibisrk airport takes 8 hours and costs around 50 Euros.
  3. Flight Moscow — Barnaul (4 hours) costs approximately 320 Euros, transfer from Barnaul airport takes 2 hours and costs 20-30 Euros.

Accommodations

The picturesque and cozy pension Adaru is located near the warm Lake Aya in the beautiful bend of the Katun River and the modern campsite across the pension.

The camp site and the pension have a large dining hall, a summer cafe, a shop, a sauna and a parking lot under security surveillance.

Accommodations:

  • Comfortable log houses and cottages with private or shared facilities, from 25 to 60 Euros per person per night.
  • Summer houses with facilities, around 10 Euros per person per night.
  • For oldschool tourists and lovers of campsite allure tents are available at the cost of 4-6 Euros per night per person. Bringing your own tent is also possible.
  • Children under 5 years stay free of charge, children from 6 to 11 years old have discounts on accommodation.

Download the application form for participation and  accommodation

Water and food

  • The place is ecologically friendly. Tap water is potable, as it comes from clear Altai springs.
  • Complex meals are offered in a café three times a day from 10-15 Euros per day. Vegetarian and enhanced nutrition menus are available.
  • For those wishing to cook for themselves there are apartment rooms equipped with a kitchenette. The decadnik facilities are located 500 meters from a village and a grocery store.

 

XVIII decadnik “Sources of Success”

July 4-11, 2022

Decadnik “Sources of Success” integrates innovations with traditions, gives vast opportunities for leisure and creativity, for communications and collaborations!

Every day within the program of decadnik:

  • Trainings, workshops, seminars by specialists of of PPL Russia, EAP, WCP
  • Morning yoga and night marathons
  • Large group
  • Special groups for children and teenagers

And

  • Excursions, discos, campfires, share time
  • And, as always
  • Inimitable leisure time in the picturesque hideaways of the Altai Mountains.

 

Mountain Altai is a unique place of power, of wondrous beauty, of crystal clear water and breathtakingly pure air!

The participation fee in the program of decadnik is between 150 to 370 Euros.

Discounts for PPL, WCP and EAP members.

Organizational fee for trainers — up to 30 Euros.

The decadnik (ten-day training program) starts on July 4 at 13.00 local time. For anyone who would like to spend more time in Altai before decadnik, we offer a sightseeing marathon.

 

Suggested sightseeing programs:

  • Chemal (6-7 hours)
    Chemal hydroelectric station, water storage reservoir, Chemal and Katun rivers junction spot, live-giving and dead water springs, love rock, weeping rock, Sartakpay gates, caprine trail.
    Visit to the island of Patmos, where in 1915 the wooden church of 1849 was transferred. Completely destroyed in prior years, by 2001 the temple was restored and consecrated again. Nowadays the temple goes through a gradual renewal of its ancient icons. On the island there is a stone bearing the image of Our Lady with a baby in her arms, embossed by nuns. Next to the temple is the hermitage named after John the Divine.
    ATTENTION! This tour is included in the program of the Natural marathon!
  • Manzherok Lake (4-5 hours).
    The Manzherok Lake is located near the village of Manzherok, at the bottom of the Sinyukha and Malaya Sinyukha mountains. There we will find a relict plant included in the red list of endangered species — Chilim (water chestnut). We will lift to the scenic viewpoint of Sinyukha Mountain, and enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Katun River valley. Chairlift to the viewpoint on Sinyukha Mountain requires additional payment. The chair lift does not operate on rainy days.
  • Taldinsky caves (4-5 hours).
    Taldinsky caves are a natural monument of the Altai region. The cliffs which containing the caves lie for approximately 5 kilometers along the coast. The caves (30 of them) from an interconnected system, located 40-200 meters above the river. Taldinsky caves got their name from the an ancient settlement Talda that once existed here. In proximity flows the river Taldushka, sometimes called “Tavdushka” by the locals. Therefore, the caves are often called by anotheк name — «Tavdinsky». The caves are located at the territory of the «Turquoise Katun» complex, along with a man-made lake. Cave tours and visit to the lake require separate payments.
  • Teletskoye Lake (12 hours).
    Teletskoye Lake is the second largest and deepest lake in Russia after Baikal. Locals call it «Altyn-Kul», which means «Golden Lake». To miss on the lake is to miss on the Altai Mountains. It is also possible to order a speedboat tour to the Corbu waterfalls. Speedboat rent is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Rafting on the Katun River (2 hours, 6-12 people in the group). The lower reach of the river is of low complexity (suitable for beginners). Katun is considered to be the most important river of Altai. It springs from the Gebler’s ice-flow in the Katun Ridge. The temperature in Katun does not rise above 13—15 °С, staying cold even in July. In the upper reach of the river has very difficult rafting routs and is suitable for professional rafters only.
  • Visit to an apiary (2 hours). Tasting of honey and of other bee-keeping products. Sleeping on bee hives (paid separately).
  • Mountain Altai botanical garden and Kamlak village (4 hours).
    Mountain Altai botanical garden of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a unique natural-economic setup, where on a relatively small area a large number of rare and indigenous plant species is concentrated. The present fauna species present all edaphoclimatic zones of Mountain Altai and Siberia. Within the tour: visit to the garden and local herbal products tasting.
  • Lake Aya (2-4 hours).
    The lake is flooded only by meltwater and underground springs, the rivers “bypass” it — no river flows into the lake and none flows out. Due to this circumstances, the water in the lake is not just pure, but even healthsome for bathing, as it has the most palatable concentration of hydrogen sulfide. Due to its small size, the lake warms up very quickly, and in summer its waters are much warmer than the icy waters of the Katun river.
  • Nursery of marals (3-4 hours).
    We will feed marals, drink from a mountain spring, we will take maral antler baths, we will purchase local products of maral farming, herbs and nastoikas (local potions and liqueurs).

The XIII Natural Marathon will take place оn 11th — 15th of July 2022, after the decadnik «Sources of Success».

 

XIV Natural Marathon

Nature marathon «Legends of Chuisky highway»

«Legends of Chuisky highway» — car journey beyond Seminsky pass and picturesque Chikataman mountain pass (comfortable route, accommodation with facilities).

Detailed program is under development.

Clothes to pack for the trip to Mountain Altai

We advise you to take several sets of warm and light clothing, as the weather in Altai is very changeable: temperature fluctuations between +10°С and +30°С are possible within the same day. The weather in Altai can be rainy, so we advise you to take raincoats and windproof coats along. You must take several pairs of shoes, as in Altai it is very easy to get your feet soaked, for example, while walking along the bank of one of Altai’s tumultuous rivers. We suggest you to put a swimsuit in your suitcase, as it is possible to enjoy swimming on hot summer days. And do not forget about the headwear: a warm cap or a beanie will save you from cool winds high in the mountains, and a bucket hat will protect your head from the burning summer sun.

What to bring from Mountain Altai?

  1. Altai memorabilia — magnets, key chains, decorative tableware, etc. — will be a great gift for friends and relatives.
  2. Healing balms from Altai herbs and antlers. They can be useful for both the treatment of certain diseases, and for maintaining immunity and good health conditions.
  3. Honey. Altai honey is in great demand among tourists because of its special taste, color and health properties. In addition to honey, you can bring home mead, propolis and other products made from honey.
  4. Cosmetics. Shampoos, lotions, soaps and other cosmetic goods containing extracts from Altai herbs can be useful for personal use and will also serve as excellent gifts for family and friends.
  5. Products made of antlers. Maral farms of Altai produce products from antlers: pantogematogen, bathing powders, tablets and capsules, еtс. These products booster immune system and improve overall health conditions, as well as sustain better body conditions in diseases such as rheumatism, anemia and others.

We are waiting for you in Gorny Altai in 2022

  • July 4-11 (workshops, trainings and seminars)
  • July 11-15 (unique journey to the mountains to visit seven lakes)

And we look forward to meeting you!

 

Organizing Committee (questions, applications for participation)
Irina Tatarova (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  +7 (905) 945-87-07 +7 (906) 996-28-91

English language assistance
Sofiya Kamalova
, +7 (916) 062-00-26, +31 (6) 87-08-1964

Download the application form for participation and  accommodation

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