Samaha steppe is intermountain basin, situated in a triangle between South-Chuya ridge and the Argut river from one side, Katun ridge and the Koksa river from other side and Ukok plateau towering above. Rock carvings and burial mounds confirm that people have lived here since the Bronze Age. Their art is about herding, hunting, and faith in Almighty power. The symbols of local fauna is considered to be a wolf, as well as different kinds of falcons. Samaha is favorable place with abundance of herbaceous and forest cover, as well as the presence of water. The best time to travel here is middle of summer, when you can see various zones alternating each other from swampy areas to steppes and sandy and pebble beaches.