About us

Travel-Altai Company is specialized on arranging adventure tours on the Altai Mountains

Travel-Altai Company is included into register of Russian travel operators

Our tours are fulfilled only after signing a contract for tourist services, composed with observing the laws of the Russian Federation

Every tour has insurance provided by the best insurance companies working in a field of active travel

Travel-altai.com is the most comprehensive guide of the Altai Mountains in English. Its purpose is to promote Russia as a whole and the Altai Mountains in particular as a tourist destination. The site published a large number of information about Altai collected from official sources.

We envision a future where from rugged mountains to the vast steppes of the Mountain Altai wild nature is saved from anthropogenic changings.

We share the view the world is enchanting place, full of extraordinary things, breathtaking sights and original cultures. Our goal is to protect its original wilderness appearance and historical monuments, explore and discover as much as we can. We believe the heritage of virgin nature, quite beauty and locals traditions must be saved now and for future generations by all possible ways.

Travel-Altai is an energetic team of guides, rafters, climbers, photographers, administrators, cooks, assistants and drivers from Gorno-Altaisk the main city of Mountain Altai and Altai region. Their professional hardworking guarantees both superior levels for guests and respect to environment. Our guides have been grown up in the Mountain Altai taking pure energy of that amazing region. We are professional fun-loving, environmentally-conscious hiking enthusiasts who love their job and can be counted on for knowledge, reliability and entertainment.

Andrey Shumilov

Andrey Shumilov

Founder, Team Leader
Specialty: Mountaineering, alpine skiing, hiking
DB 1987
Lives in Gorno-Altaysk

Andrey is hereditary explorer of Mountain Altai after his famous father Valery Shumilov. Andrey dedicated his life for exploring of Altai Mountains. He organized tour to the Belukha top with 75 year old participant in a group. He has sport category in mountaineering and alpine skiing.

Andrey Kim

Andrey Kim

Founder, Business Development
Specialty: Management, web-specialist
DB 1982
Lives in Barnaul

Andrey is a researcher in field of history, culture and religion of Altai. He is a convinced that fragile planet desperately needs concerted efforts of all people to save it. And this is the mission of Travel-Altai Company to popularize ideas of preservation the Earth in original appearance.

Vasiliy Provatorov

Vasiliy Provatorov

Team Leader
Specialty: Hiking, horse riding, skiing
DB 1989
Lives in Gorno-Altaysk

Vasilyi is a various skills team leader with more than 14 years’ experience in tourism. Has to his credit trekking, horse riding, bicycle tours, fishing tours, auto trips and rafting tours. He is an organizer of Ecological Altai movement acting in clearance of Altai Mountains.

Denis Belyaev

Denis Belyaev

Team Leader
Specialty: Rafting, Hiking, mountaineering, orienteering
DB 1982
Lives in Gorno-Altaysk

Denis is 20 years experienced in active rafting, trekking/hiking tours in Caucasus, Mountain Altai and Crimea. Also skiing tours in Kola Peninsula, trekking in Israel and rafting in Norway. Denis was a coach of junior rafting team of Saint-Petersburg in 2010-2011. He has reached the Top of Belukha 3 times.

Vitaliy Kochin

Vitaliy Kochin

Team Leader
Specialty: Rafting, orienteering, skiing
DB 1984
Lives in Gorno-Altaysk

Vitalyi is high experienced in boating over 18 years. Whitewater, kayaking and rafting are the main specialties. He has passed all mail extreme water routes of Altai Rivers ( Bashkaus, Mazhoi, Argut, Chulyshman, Katun).

Marina Indukova

Marina Indukova

Team Leader
Specialty: Horse riding, hiking
DB 1984
Lives in Barnaul

Marina has been an instructor of horse riding active tours since 2006. She has high education in field of Geography and ecological tourism and she is aware of tourist monuments of Mountain Altai.

Alexey Starostenko

Alexey Starostenko

Team Leader
Specialty: Trekking, Belukha
DB 1971
Lives in Barnaul

Alexey has been doing in Altai tourism since 1989 when he got the certificate of «Hiking instructor». He is a professional trekking guide perfectly knowing all trails and little-investigated outskirts of Belukha. His favorite routes are: Shavlinskie Lakes, Aktru glaciers and ascent to Belukha.

Konstantin Zyrianov

Konstantin Zyrianov

Team Leader
Specialty: Bicycle tours, trekking
DB 1986
Lives in Gorno-Altaysk

Konstantin is professional guide focused on bicycle tours and trekking. He has a great experience in ecological, sightseen tours and speleologist expeditions in the Altai Mountains. He has been on the top Belukha, he has experience in skiing journey along the Altai Mountains. Konstantin is a vegetarian.

Dmitriy Pustovalov

Dmitriy Pustovalov

Team Leader
Specialty: Rafting
DB 1981
Lives in Katun Village

Dmitryi is an excellent high-experienced white-water trainer specializing on water tours in Altai, Khakassia, Baikal region, the Sayan Mountains. He has been doing in water tourism for 16 years and passed routes of 5th level in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

  1. Personal attention

    We perfectly know the country where we live, we know the Altai Mountains and know why we do love them. But, the first reason is to listen and understand your unique style and interests. This combination gives the unforgettable impressions you will keep forever.

  2. Comfort and safety

    We focus on safety and comfort in each trip we offer. Every trip was repeatedly passed. Whether it's a wild lodge, an indigenous village or impassable mountain trails, you can be confident that accommodations, transportation and activities have been selected with much attention to both comfort and safety.

  3. We are with you at every step

    We guarantee our help from the first step of booking until the trip will be finished. Our travel specialists have planned every thing you need and they assist you throughout the trip. We provide all necessary stuff you need, we have considered everything you could ask about and we are ready to help you any time.

  4. High level service

    Booking tour with Altai Travel means you get full package of service: guides, translators, drivers, cooks and other personal, special equipment depending on tour type.

    Accommodation of maximum possible comfort. We provide the accommodation where it is available, otherwise we lodge in water-proof, windproof tents for 2 persons.

    Reliable transport and horses to relieve the ascending are wherever possible. If route allows to use pack horse we provide it as a rule. All personal things are packed into waterproof bags, pack horses give opportunity to take extra provisions.

    Full board menu is provided by a cook for each group.

    Satellite phone and GPS tracker is available for each group.

  5. The locals know more

    We are proud to be a part of the Great region of the Altai Mountains. We are willing to share the best that our country has to offer. We are travel professionals and have visited each destination throughout the region. All our guides were born in Altai region.

  6. We develop and promote environmental friendly tours

    Travel-Altai Company arranges refuse collection actions on natural monuments of the Altai Mountains, this is our contributory to protect the environment. We have a strong regulation of environmental management of waste including the bringing with you as little paper, tin and plastic into the wilderness as possible. All waste is stored according to its recycling status, whether plastic, glass, organic matter, paper or batteries.

  7. Local relationships

    Altai locals are different and specific, Altai Mountains are unpredictable and capricious. We were born among them and perfectly know all peculiarities of the relationships to communicate effective and friendly. All our trips have been worked out to be closer to wild nature, local traditions and culture. We follow these connections to be insignificant to nature and people living in Altai. We do our best to make the Altai Mountains admit you with much hospitality.