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.